Join our weekly online course to learn about the “twelve links of dependent origination”, a profound teaching which is said to lie at the heart of Buddhist philosophy.
WHEN: Thursdays, 19.00 – 21.00
LEVEL: Beginner – Intermediate
This event will take place online via Zoom. The Zoom meeting can be accessed with the following link and login. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.
Meeting ID: 558 923 857
“Whatever depends on conditions is itself empty of inherent existence.”
– Lama Tsongkhapa
The twelve links of dependent origination explains how the consciousness continues to take rebirths. Quoting Ven. Tenzin Gache, “The Buddha himself recounted that on the night of his enlightenment, he awoke to the profound nature of the twelve links of dependent origination, clearly seeing how beings trap themselves in an endless cycle of self-perpetuating confusion and misery.1 The Buddha went on to claim that nobody could understand his teaching without understanding the nature of these twelve links.2”
In the next six weekly sessions, we will follow teachings of Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo on “The Twelve Links of Dependent Origination”. Perhaps you have seen the Wheel of Life image in front of many Tibetan temples and tried to make sense of it. It illustrates the 12 links and how we are “trapped” in this wheel of samsara and continue to take rebirths again and again. In these teachings, Jetsunma will guide us through the profound meanings of the twelve links and explain how one can be truly free from suffering.
Please note these recorded teachings are readily available online. These sessions, however, provide us the opportunities to study and contemplate together, and with that, we hope to deepen our understandings of the precious Buddha dharma.
About Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo
Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo was born in 1943 and raised in London. She became a Buddhist while still in her teens, and at the age of twenty traveled to India by boat. In 1964, she was one of the first Westerners to be ordained as Tibetan Buddhist monastic. The international bestseller ‘Cave in the Snow’ chronicles her twelve years of seclusion and meditation living alone in a remote Himalayan cave. In 1999, deeply concerned with the plight of Buddhist nuns, she established Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery in India.
Tenzin Palmo now spends most of the year at Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery and occasionally tours to give teachings and raise funds for the ongoing needs of the DGL nuns and Nunnery. To find out more about Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo’s extraordinary life, please visit www.tenzinpalmo.com or read one of her books „Cave in the Snow“, „Reflections on a mountain lake“ or „Into the heart of Life“.
Cost: Suggested donation is 10 – 20 CHF. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. You can donate online (via Paypal, Twint or E-Banking). We will be following teachings of Tenzin Palmo. Please consider supporting her nunnery by making donations at https://shop.tenzinpalmo.com/collections/donate.
The Foundation Series: The Twelve Links of Dependent Origination, a Series of talks by Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo.
Language: Teaching and guided meditation in English. Discusion Group in English and German.
Level: Beginner. Everybody is welcome to join.
Registration: No registration necessary.