What I do at Lhagsam: I lead a meditation here and there and facilitate discussion groups, and I try my best to capture precious teachings on camera.
My Buddhist life story: I met Buddhism on YouTube with Ven. Robina Courtin, and was fascinated by her provoking thoughts. Shortly after I went to a teaching from Ven. Namgyel at Longku in Bern to learn about the compassionate mind. I then found myself traveling to New York on business, and the same week Ven. Robina was teaching the whole week, so I attended as many teachings as possible. At the end of the week I took refuge:) The following year I attended the famous month-long November course at Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal. Then I continued my Buddhist journey with retreats with amazing teachers like Ven. Rene Feusi and Ven Antonio Satta. In 2015, I co-founded Lhagsam in a small rented room in Kreis 6 and have helped grow the community and program the current flourishing state! Now I am expanding my knowledge through FPMT’s Basic Program taught by Geshe Namdak.
Inspiration: Compassion: Until I met Buddhism I could not see my own compassion, I had to learn it, and now I can see the compassion with everyone I interact with, it is amazing to see this on a genuine level. It inspires me to know there is compassion in everyone, we just need to light it up!