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What Does it Mean to Be a Buddhist?

April 13 @ 14:00 - 17:00

What does it mean to be a Buddhist

An introduction for absolute beginners – and for those who are just curious.

WHEN: Saturday, April 13, 2:00 pm – 5.00 pm CET
WHERE: Lhagsam Buddhist Center, Gablerstrasse 51, Zürich
LEVEL: Beginners; everyone is welcome!

Have you tried some meditations and always wanted to learn even more about the teachings from which these practices have originated? Have you wanted to visit a Buddhist center and looking for a good opportunity to ask all the questions you have always wanted to ask? Or simply searching for a philosophical framework that might inspire you to live a happier, more fulfilled life? Then this event is for you! Three hours for absolute beginners with opportunity to listen, ask questions, meditate, and sit together over a cup of tea – no previous knowledge required, everyone is welcome!

This is the first of a series of teachings dealing with the basics of Buddhism and meant to explore the key topics in Buddhist philosophy and practice in a relaxed setting that combines teaching, meditation, and discussions, with the aim of gaining insights to be tested and implemented in everyday life.


Native Italian, Francesca Paoletti was educated as an environmental engineer. In 2010 she took a career break to deepen her Dharma understanding and complete the FPMT residential Basic Program at Lama Tzong Khapa Institute in Italy and to earn the Master in Wisdom accreditation from the University of Pisa. At this time, she also served as interpreter for several Western Dharma teachers and wrote an essay on the relation between environmental awareness and Buddhist ethics. She later moved on to complete the Master’s Program, FPMT’s most advanced education program, which is inspired by and adapted from the traditional Geshe Studies at the Gelugpa monastic universities. Francesca’s main areas of interest are the application of Dharma in everyday life and intercultural issues in the transmission of the Dharma to a Western setting. She is a certified trainer for the program Cultivating Emotional Balance, developed by Alan Wallace and Paul Ekman upon request by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.


Suggested donation: Please consider supporting us with a donation. Suggested donation is 40 CHF. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. You can donate online (via Paypal, Twint or E-Banking).


Language: English

Level: Beginners; everyone is welcome!


April 13
14:00 - 17:00
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Lhagsam Tibetan Meditation
Gablerstrasse 51
Zurich, 8002 Switzerland
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