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About Lu Jong

Lu Jong is a system of physical movements developed centuries ago by Tibetan monks living in remote, cold, and extremely inaccessible places in the Himalayan region. The movements help to open the channels leading to the meridians, thus unblocking the natural energies of the body. When practiced regularly Lu Jong becomes a healthy yet simple method to maintain physical well-being. It also makes our body positively responsive to the challenges of daily stress and seasonal changes.

The last words Buddha told his disciples before dying were: Sammasati, Remember that you are a Buddha. Buddha-nature begins in treating our body as a temple and Lu Jong has long been practiced as an effective method to balance inner harmony with outer conditions.

Please come and join us for this very special event!

About Loten Dahortsang

Loten Dahortsang was born in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. In 1979 he immigrated to Nepal and began studying Buddhism in the monastery headed by Lama Yeshe. Since 1982 he has been living in the monastic community of the Tibet Institute at Rikon, on the outskirts of Zürich, where he has been educated by his uncle, Geshe Jampa Lodro, as well as by Geshe Ugyen Tseten and Geshe Gedün Sangpo. He has continued his studies in Tibetan Buddhism since 2002 at the monastic university of Sera in South India. He conducts both meditation and teaching classes and retreats in Buddhist centres throughout Europe, and was first assistant director of the documentary The Saltmen of Tibet, a New York Times Film Critics’ Pick.

Matthieu Ricard introduces the seminar as following: “We all seek some kind of happiness and a sense of fulfillment. No one wakes up in the morning thinking: May I suffer the whole day. When we engage freely in any long-term activity, we do so in the hope that it will increase our well-being or that of others. We usually look outside for the causes of happiness. Likewise, when things go wrong, we instinctively search for outer remedies and try to change the conditions to suit ourselves. This often fails as, unfortunately, our control of the outer world is limited, temporary and often illusory. In fact, it is our mind that translates outer conditions into happiness or suffering, and, even though it may not be easy to transform one’s mind, it is something that lies within the reach of our capacities.”

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