Discovering Buddhism – Module 9 “Samsara and Nirvana”

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We continue Discovering Buddhism with Module 9 – “Samsara and Nirvana” with the Buddhist nun venerable Dechen, starting on October 25 from 07:00 pm – 08:30 pm (Romanian time).

🔴DESCRIPTION: the course will be held in English

In Module 9 we will investigate what samsara is and how we are stuck in it. Also, you’ll discover what nirvana is and how to achieve it. Develop the determination to be free from suffering and its cause and empower yourself with practical tools to deal with and eliminate disturbing emotions forever.

The Module will have 4 sessions:

✔️session 1 (25.10.2023): The Four noble truths

🔺What samsara is

🔺What nirvana is

🔺The 4 NT & relationship between them

✔️session 2 (01.11.2023): Suffering, renunciation &  liberation 

🔺Suffering & its causes

🔺Why suffering can be removed

🔺What renunciation is 

🔺The logical proof for liberation (pramanavartika)

✔️session 3 (08.11.2023): Afflictions & antidotes

🔺What afflictions do

🔺Disadvantages of afflictions


✔️session 4 (15.11.2023): Breaking the cycle

🔺12 Links of dependent arising 

🔺Paths to liberation 

Anyone can attend, but you’ll get the most benefit if you have a basic knowledge of Buddhism, or if you have attended previous Discovering Buddhism modules.

🧘🏾‍♀️OUR TEACHER:🧘🏾‍♀️

Venerable Dechen is an FPMT registered teacher qualified to teach Foundational and Basic courses.

She was ordained with Lama Zopa Rinpoche in 2017, graduated the Basic Programme and studied 5 years of Master Programme at Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa.

She currently leads online lamrim meditations and has guided meditations for Basic Programme.

This all sounds pretty serious, so please remember as you embark upon this journey, above all, your study and practice should be enjoyable. It should be fun.


The event will take place on the Zoom online platform – you can access it directly in your Chrome browser or you can download the app on your computer, phone or tablet. You will receive the link before the event, on the e-mail address provided in the registration form.


🌞 To participate in the event, you must register in advance using the registration form:

On the day of the event you will receive a confirmation email with a link to connect to zoom.

The Active Members of the Center can participate in the event for free (they paid membership in the last 3 months).


 Please register using the enrollment form:


– 50 lei (10 Euros)/Session for Non-Members or FREE FOR ACTIVE MEMBERS.

– Let us know if you have financial difficulties and we will offer you a discount.

– Please donate using the enrollment form:

🌞Opportunities to become a member of the White Mahakala Buddhist Center (FPMT Study Group):

– MEMBERSHIP „SUPPORTER” – 100 lei (20 Euros)/month

– MEMBERSHIP “GENEROSITY” – 200 lei (40 Euros)/month

More about our membership types here:


Your donation is meant to sustain White Mahakala Buddhist Center to cover the costs of the event in order to make the teachings affordable and accessible. Thank you!



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