Lecture: "Inspiration, example, refuge: who was the Buddha?"

In Buddhism, the Buddha is worshipped as a spiritual teacher, but in reality it is his example that is venerated: just as Buddha Shakyamuni fully realised his human potential by reaching enlightenment, we can follow his path and thereby transcend our limitations and fully utilise our natural potential.


This lecture will discuss the life and qualities of the Buddha and examine the reasons, why he is an example even nowadays. The jatakas, stories about the Buddha's previous lives, will be our main focus.


There will be enough room for questions and discussion.


Followed by the weekend seminar with Francesca Paoletti about refuge to the Three Jewels on Sat, 17, and Sun, 18 March – more informationen and registration >>

More information about, and registration for, our study programme "Discovering Buddhism" >>


Fri, 16 March 2018, 19:00 – 21:00 
Francesca Paoletti
(voluntary donation)

Donation (€ 20 – € 10 recommended)

Francesca Paoletti

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.

Francesca currently lives in Germany and runs a consulting business, while attending the FPMT online Master’s Program and tutoring Dharma study groups. Her 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 facilitator for the secular study program The Art of Fulfilment, a project of the Foundation for Development of Compassion and Wisdom.

Source: Webseite Lhagsam Tibetan Meditation Centre, Zürich

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