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Pure Dharma Practice – ONLY in italian language

Online teachings based on the 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas by Gyalsey Thogme Sangpo

(No english translation available)

The teachings are only in italian language. Thank you

No matter what one might be doing,
By examining always the status of one’s mind,
With continuous mindfulness and alertness,
To bring about the good of others—this is the practice of all the bodhisattvas.

The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattvas (in Tib. རྒྱལ་ སྲས་ ལག་ ལེན་ སོ་ བདུན་ མ་) is an important text from the lojong (mind training) collection.
In 37 verses, Gyalséy Thokmé Sangpo, the author of this text, gives the instructions on how to follow in the Bodhisattvas’ footsteps.
Togme Sangpo was also called “Gyalsay”, which means the “son of the conquerors”.
The expression sons of the victorious ones, which is used in the title and the body of the text, refers to the Bodhisattvas, because through their training on the path they achieve the supreme enlightenment and become Buddhas, the victorious ones.

Thirty-Seven Practices comprises all instructions we can find in the most prominent Buddhist writings on the Bodhisattva path, such as the Eight Verses of Training the Mind and the methods for practicing the six perfections as elaborated in the Bodhisattvachariavattara. In January 2018, His Holiness the Dalai Lama noted that the Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattvas are especially suitable for those who are often tormented by anger and attachment. Togme Sangpo’s explanation starts with the correct method for learning the holy Dharma through listening, contemplation, and meditation.

From September 2020 until August 2021, in 11 sessions, Venerable Geshe Tenzin Tenphel, based on the text, aims to explain how certain instructions, originating from the exponential path of the Buddha, can be pursued by every human being and be transferred into every action of our lives.

Download the root text:
You can download the 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas here>>

Complete Course Calendar
First module

18 to 20 September (from Friday, 5.30 pm CET)
Listening, reflecting, meditating starting the practice of renunciation
Second Module

30 October to 1 November (from Friday, 5.30 pm CET)
Renouncing and relying
Third Module

11 to 13 December (from Friday, 5.30 pm CET)
Refuge and Ethics
Fourth Module

27 to 30 December (from Sunday, 3 pm CET to Wednesday, 4.30 pm CET)
Working for the benefit of others
Fifth Module

5 to 7 February (from Friday, 5.30 pm CET)
A problem or an opportunity?
Sixth Module
12 to 14 March (from Friday, 5.30 pm CET)
My enemy is my best friend
Seventh Module
23 to 25 April (from Friday, 5.30 pm CET)
How to overcome desire?

Eighth Module 28 to 30 May (from Friday, 4 pm CET to Sunday, 12.30 pm CET)
The truth behind hallucinations
Ninth Module 
12 to 20 June (from Friday, 5.30 pm CET)
Generosity, Ethics and Patience
Tenth Module
22-25 July (from Thursday. 5.30 pm CET)
Perseverance, Concentration and Wisdom
Eleventh Module – Retreat
15 to 22 August (from Sunday, 5.30 pm CET)
Retreating into cultivating vigilance

Please find the teaching schedule hereunder. The first and the last sessions are fixed, while the remaining session schedule can slightly change sometimes.


5.45 pm to 7.15 pm

9.00 – 9.45 am Guided meditation (with a tutor)
10.00 – 12.00 am Teachings and meditation (including a short break)
Sundays (until lunch)
9.00 – 9.45 am Guided meditation (with a tutor)
10.00 – 12.00 am Teachings and meditation (including a short break)

There is not fixed participation fee. A min. donation of 30 euro is encouraged and greatly appreciated. 

What is the meaning of the min. donation?
The suggested minimum donation is an ethical and mindful gesture of appreciation. When combined with the wisdom of generosity it becomes the cause and the condition for the preservation and dissemination of Dharma for the sake of oneself and others. 

The minimum donation request is based on the dāna principle, which according to the Buddhist teachings has the power to purify and transform the mind of the donor.
The practice of generosity is the cause of prosperity and fortunate rebirths. Dighajanu Sutta from the Pāli collection identifies generosity as one of the four defining factors of happiness and prosperity in our next life.

On the other hand, not practicing generosity will result in unhappy migrations and poverty.
Dāna is therefore connected with one of the 6 pāramitās or perfections – dānapāramitā is the unconditional generosity free of attachment; give and let go!

In Buddhism, giving without asking anything in return is believed to increase our spiritual wealth. Furthermore, it diminishes our attachment to material wealth that keeps us trapped in the cycle of suffering.   

After you confirm your on-site participation with the ILTK front office, you will receive an email confirmation with your registration data. 
You can leave your donation at the ILTK front office during your stay. 

Registration for the on-line course:
Teachings are in Tibetan with Italian translation. Simultaneous English interpretation is available upon request.
English interpretation is only available on Zoom.
To register, please click here (enter you first and last name, email and language):

• To listen to the teachings in English, open the Zoom session, click on the “globe”/interpretation icon in main menu, and choose “EN”.  

There is no fixed fee for this course, however there is a min. suggested donation (30 euro). You can make your donation using the Paypal link (or a credit card) – please, click here .


Zoom livestream schedule: 

Fridays, 5.30 pm to 7 pm
Saturdays, 10 -12 am
Saturdays, 3 – 5 pm
Sundays, 10 – 12 am

This activity is online


Ven. Geshe Tenzin Tenphel

Geshe Tenphel (1965) was born to a nomadic agricultural family in Domo, Tibet, near the province of Sikkim, India. In 1959, with the Chinese invasion of Tibet, Geshe Tenphel’s family fled to Sikkim and later to south India.
Geshe Tenphel became a monk when he was nine years old, but continued studying at the local secular school while memorizing Buddhist scriptures in his holidays. He entered Sera Je monastery at the age of 17, where he completed 21 years of a monastic scholastic education, graduating with honors in 1994, with a Lharam Geshe degree, the highest Tibetan Buddhist doctorate conferred in the Gelug tradition. Geshe Tenphel studied tantra at Gyu To Tantric College for a year before being asked to take part in an international tour of Sera Jey monks. In 1997 he led the group of monks at Sera Je specialized in practices related to Hayagriva.
Since January 1998 he has been resident teacher at Lama Tzong Khapa Institute, where he teaches numerous short courses, as well as the Basic Program and Masters Program.


3 December 2021 | 17:30
8 December 2021 | 12:30
Offerta minima consigliata
€ 90


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Pomaia, Santa Luce (PI), 56040 Italia

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