2-4 December at Lhagsam Tibetan Meditation in Zurich While art is typically used to express emotions and feelings, Himalayan sacred art, through painting, sculpting, chanting and dance aims to dissolve ignorance, ego and self-cherishing by manifesting wisdom and compassion through meticulous ritual. The Ngari Khangtsen monks from the Sera Monastery in South India will make a stop at Lhagsam Zurich from 2 to 4 December to share their unique culture and Buddhist activities. “The ultimate aim of these Buddhist practices of the Great Vehicle is to benefit sentient beings. By introducing......
We cannot wait to welcome our one and only Geshe Sherab in Zurich for his fourth teaching at Lhagsam. On three evenings of November 27th, 28th and 29th geshe-la will guide us through the third chapter of Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life”. The topic is “Adopting the Spirit of Awakening”. Shantideva’s text “Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life” (Bodhicaryāvatāra) holds a unique place in Mahayana Buddhism. It combines the rare qualities of scholastic precision, spiritual depth and poetical beauty. It was composed in India during the 8th century and has since......
Great news! After a very long search, we finally found a new permanent location for Lhagsam. Our next Tuesday night Discovering Buddhism meeting on October 23rd will already take place at our new home located at Gablerstrasse 51 in Zurich. This is where we will meet for courses, events and meditations from now on. Having our own place will allow us to offer a more diverse program, including additional guided meditations and beginner courses. Stay tuned as we will be announcing the events soon. It will take us some time to make......
Deine angeborene Fürsorge und Herzenswärme ist eine wichtige Quelle für Zufriedenheit und Gesundheit in deinem Leben. Wie kannst du mit dieser angeborenen Kapazität mehr in Kontakt kommen und aus ihr heraus leben? Wie schaffst du durch Selbstachtung und Selbstliebe die Grundlage sich auch anderen zu öffnen? Stephan Pende teilt an zwei Abenden (15. und 16. Oktober) mit Ihnen Methoden aus der Tibetischen Tradition um tiefe Entspannung, Freude und Zufriedenheit durch Herzensöffnung in deinen Alltag zu bringen. Der Vortrag am Dienstagabend (16. Oktober) ist eine Fortsetzung vom Montagabend. Es steht dir aber offen,......
The Healing Disturbing Emotions videos are now online for your viewing if you missed the wonderful teachings by Ven. Namgyel in June. Ven. Namgyel touched us all with his very subtle and practical advice how to heal our disturbing emotions in a simplae but effective way. Many of you that were present for these powerful teachings during Ven Namgyel’s very first visit to Zurich, asked for the videos to be published, and here they are. Subscribe to our Lhagsam Tibetan Meditation YouTube channel to stay tuned and follow future events that will be posted.......
On August 28th we are starting our new Discovering Buddhism course – Samsara and Nirvana. The course will go on until the end of 2018. In this module we will investigate what samsara is and how we are stuck in it. We will also find more about nirvana and how to achieve it. The course will help us to develop the determination to be free from suffering and empower us with practical tools to deal with and eliminate disturbing emotions. The course consists of weekly guided meditation, teaching and discussion. It will start......
Join us in Bern on 13 November or in Savièse on 16 – 18 November 2018 Lama Zopa Rinpoche, the co-founder and spiritual director of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) is coming to Switzerland soon. Use this rare opportunity to meet an esteemed Tibetan Buddhist master, scholar and meditator, whose warm heart and energetic teachings have been life-changing for thousands of students around the world. In Bern, Lama Zopa Rinpoche will teach Recognizing and using your own potential. A central topic at the beginning of the practice is the realization of the potential of our......
What a start of the year! Our kind, energetic, dearest teacher – Australian nun, Ven. Robina Courtin – inspired us to use our precious time in a beneficial way and showed us ways how we can work on our minds to overcome our delusions practically in everyday life, and ultimately be happier. If we watch our minds every day just for a few minutes, apply our wisdom in developing more beneficial habits, we make ourselves better people and the entire world a better place. Such a gift to have the opportunity to......
Australian ex-Catholic, ex-political activist, ex-radical feminist, and former bodyguard for the Dalai Lama, Venerable Robina Courtin has been a Buddhist nun since 1978. A renowned teacher of Buddhist psychology and philosophy, Ven. Robina will visit Zurich for the second time to give a course on “How to Get Things Done with Energy and Courage” on January 6th 2018. In this course Ven. Robina will explore the sources of discouragement, laziness and fear, but also the sources of joy, energy and courage. All of these come from our mind and can be developed. The teaching will......
We are very happy to announce that Geshe Sherab will teach at the Lhagsam Tibetan Meditation Study Group in Zurich for the third time at the end of November. Geshe-la will give an introduction to Lojong, also known as “mind training” or “thought transformation” based on the Eight Verses of Thought Transformation by Langri Tangpa. Lojong teachings are quintessential Mahayana teachings in that their aim is to eliminate both the self-cherishing attitude and self-grasping. The mind training tradition is one that is embraced by all Tibetan lineages. Geshe Sherab was the first teacher to ever......