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Ven. Robina Courtin: Year-End Purification The Four Opponent Powers and Vajrasattva

December 30 @ 19:30 - 21:00

Join the final Vajrasattva Purification Practice of the year, in the company of Ven. Robina Courtin, and get effectively rid of all the negative karma accumulated over the past 12 month and even since beginningless time.

WHEN: Monday, December 30, 7.30 – 9.00 pm CET
WHERE: Teacher online on Zoom – see below for disclaimer
LEVEL: Some basic understanding of Buddhism is recommended, but everyone is welcome!
PRAYER BOOK: Download here.
SADHANA: Download here.

We will read from the Lhagsam Prayer Book from 7.00 – 7.25 pm prior to this event. Find the details here.

Based on an explanation of the functions of karma, Ven. Robina will discuss the guru yoga on Guru Vajrasattva and how it’s rooted in the application on the four opponent powers: First, we take refuge, we rely on our trustworthy teacher, the Buddha, and the path he showed us. Then we regret all our negative actions, which only create obstacles on our path. Next, we apply the remedy; in this practice it is the recitation of the Vajrasattva mantra. To conclude, we apply the power of resolve; we make a pledge to do our best not to do these negative actions again.


Ven. Robina Courtin, Australian-born, has a powerhouse personality and has been a Buddhist nun for nearly 40 years. Well known for her work with people in prisons, Ven. Robina’s life and work is the subject of the award-winning documentary “Chasing Buddha. She teaches full time around the world at the centers of her teachers’ organization, the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT)Read more.

Disclaimer: Lhagsam may publish recorded sessions in the public domain (e.g., on YouTube). By joining this event, you are agreeing to give your consent to this process. To protect your privacy, we recommend being conscious about any personal information you share during the sessions. The teacher and staff are always in the spotlight on Zoom and the camera eye when onsite. To further enhance anonymity on Zoom, you may want to consider turning off video or naming yourself using your first name.


Suggested donation: Please consider supporting us with a donation. Suggested donation per day is 40 CHF. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.



Cost: You would make us very happy by supporting us with a donation. Suggested donation is 0-40 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

Level: Some basic understanding of Buddhism is recommended, but everyone is welcome!

Prayer Book: Download here.

Sadhana: Download here.


December 30
19:30 - 21:00
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