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Happiness, Renunciation & Contentment

Join us for onsite teachings with Venerable Tenzin Michael and in his company get to know how you can achieve lasting happiness and contentment when giving up on creating the causes of suffering.

The event is onsite and streaming live on YouTube for those unable to join us in the center.


WHEN: Wednesday June 1, 7.00 – 9.00 pm CET
WHERE: Onsite only
LEVEL: All levels; the course is especially aimed at beginners


During the evening, Ven. Tenzin Michael will explain how people usually look for happiness in worldly, material possessions, but how happiness is a state of mind that can be cultivated independently of any circumstances outside the mind. Buddhist doctrine teaches that happiness comes from giving up on everything that leads to suffering. The more our mind becomes peaceful and calm, the more we will experience freedom from disturbing thoughts, and the more we’ll achieve a pleasurable life.

When thinking about renunciation, we usually picture a person giving up on
everything that gives us pleasure, and maybe even on some renunciate
striving to live a miserable life in order to achieve future happiness: This
mistaken view will be debunked during the teachings.

– Ven. Tenzin Michael

Contentment is understood as satisfaction with what we have, and Venerable will teach us about Lojong, Buddhist Mind Training, in order for us to appreciate what we have: Our health and our current situation, while being able to rejoice in others’ happiness.

The event includes a talk, a guided meditation and time for questions and discussion.


About the Teacher

Ven. Tenzin Michael is a Buddhist monk, born in Switzerland. At the age of 24, he visited Asia for the first time and learned Buddhism hands-on in the monasteries of Himalaya. In the years to follow, he travelled Asia and his interest in Buddhism kept growing. He spent many years in the Tibetan Buddhist Drepung Monastery in South India and is currently studying Buddhism in the Nalanda Monastery in southern France. More Information.

 


PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Cost: Suggested donation is 0 – 20 CHF. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. You can donate upon arrival or online (via Paypal, Twint or E-Banking).
Language:
English
Level:
No prior knowledge required

Date

June 1

Time

19:00 - 21:00

Location

Lhagsam Tibetan Meditation
Gablerstrasse 51
Zurich, 8002 Switzerland

Website

https://lhagsam.ch/contact/

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