The Mind and Its Potential (1/2)

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The Mind and Its Potential (1/2)

Day One Discover Buddhism Saturday Course: The Mind and Its Potential, with Ven. Tenzin Gendun

COURSE DURATION: Saturday 13 and 20 July 2019, 10.00 – 17.00 (the course builds on each other, but it is also possible to join for one day only).
CATEGORY: Buddhist Study
LEVEL: Beginner


This two day Saturday course offers a fantastic way to deeply dive into what is commonly refered to as “the mind”. Throughout this course you will examine what is the mind, its nature and function, and how it affects our experience of happiness and suffering. You will explore the differentiation between mind and brain, mind as the creator of our experiences, and the implications of possessing a mind that has no beginning and no end. In addition, you will learn methods to transform destructive thoughts and attitudes and create a positive and joyous mind.

The Mind and Its Potential is the first of fourteen modules being offered in the program “Discover Buddhism”. It is thus suitable for people who are new to Buddhism as well as to people who want to deepen their understanding.

“Examine the mind and how it creates happiness and suffering. Learn to transform destructive thoughts and attitudes to create a positive and joyous mind!”

Born in Sri Lanka and growing up in England, Ven. Gendun studied in art school and did a degree in illustration before meeting Tibetan Buddhism in 1991 through the kindness of Lama Zopa Rinpoche and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. After his ordination in 1992 Ven. Gendun worked in FPMT centres in New Zealand. He moved to Nalanda Monastery in France in 2000 to deepen his studies. He teaches and guides retreats at the Nalanda Monastery and in other FPMT centers in Europe.


We would like to make sure we have a seat for you. The registration is free of charge.



Duration: The course takes place on two days, which will build on each other. However if you cannot participate on both days, you are still welcome to join only on one of them.

Cost: Suggested donation is 60 CHF per day. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. You can donate upon arrival or through PayPal.

Language: English

Level: Beginner level. No prior knowledge required.


July 13


10:00 - 17:00


Lhagsam Tibetan Meditation
Gablerstrasse 51
Zurich, 8002 Switzerland


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