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The Three Principle Aspects of The Path

September 10, 2022 @ 11:00 - 13:00

Live online teachings with Geshe Tenzin Zopa, as part of an FPMT Suisse cooperation between Gendun Drupa, Longku and Lhagsam.

Join the teachings with Geshe Tenzin Zopa and get a deep understanding of the seminal text “The Three Principle Aspects of the Path”. Written by the Gelug-lineage holder Lama Tsongkhapa, the short text describes how we can generate and meditate on the three higher trainings of ‘Renunciation’, ‘Bodhicitta’ and ‘the Wisdom of Emptiness’. Due to the simplicity of the text, Buddha Shakyamuni’s practical message becomes deeply meaningful to everybody, whether they are new to Buddhism or an advanced practitioner.

[line] WHEN: Saturday April 16, 23 and 30, 2022, 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm CET
WHERE: Online and onsite
LEVEL: Intermediate. Some basic understanding of Mahayana Buddhism is of benefit. Beginners are welcome as well!
LANGUAGE: English. The teachings will be translated into German and French. Please register at Longku for German and at Gendun Drupa for French translation.


You can join the event here on zoom:
Meeting ID: 883 1443 7250
Passcode: 297050


Three Principal Aspects of the Path (Tib. ལམ་གཙོ་རྣམ་གསུམ་, Wyl. lam gtso rnam gsum) by Tsongkhapa Lobzang Drakpa is a short text in 14 verses highlighting the three most important aspects of the path according to the Gelug tradition, i.e., renunciation, bodhichitta and wisdom (prajñā). You can download the root text in English here.

To escape from suffering and find everlasting happiness, we have to study and practice the teachings on the path to enlightenment. The teachings of the Buddha were first formulated into what we call the Lam-Rim (The Steps of the Path) by the great Atisha (982-1054). An essential feature of the lam-rim is its division into three principal aspects: renunciation, right view and bodhichitta. Read more
– Lama Zopa Rinpoche

About the Teacher

Geshe Tenzin Zopa holds the honored Geshe (Doctorate) degree from Sera Je Monastic University in South India, having completed the 20 year monastic curriculum in just 17 years. He was ordained at the age of 9 by the late great mahasiddha Geshe Lama Konchog, received novice ordination from Geshe Lundrup Sopa Rinpoche and full ordination from HH the 14th Dalai Lama. In an effort to introduce Buddhist values and teachings on life, death and reincarnation, Geshe Tenzin Zopa played a pivotal role in the documentary “Unmistaken Child” and participated in “Forbidden Journey to Tibet”. Read more



Cost: Suggested donation is 0-30 CHF for a session. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. You can donate online (via Paypal, Twint or E-Banking).

Language: English. You can opt for a translation into French or German upon login to Zoom.

Level: Intermediate. Some basic understanding of Mahayana Buddhism is of benefit. Beginners are welcome as well!

The teachings take place on three days, which will build upon each other. However, if you cannot participate on all days, you are still welcome to join only on one of them.


September 10, 2022
11:00 - 13:00


Lhagsam Tibetan Meditation
Gablerstrasse 51
Zurich, 8002 Switzerland
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