Autumn city retreat in the Netherlands – The Bardos – 18-25 Oct.

The Tibetan Buddhist center Phuntsok Chö Ling in Rotterdam is organizing its Autumn city retreat* from Friday 18 until Friday 25 October 2019

This city retreat* is about the bardos of living and dying. These seven days, filled with teachings and meditation, take place in our temple in Rotterdam from Friday 18th till Friday 25th of October 2019. It’s also possible to attend only the weekend or midweek.

Bardo is a Tibetan word that simply means ‘transition’ or ‘intermediate state’. A gap between the completion of one situation and the onset of another. The word bardo is commonly used to denote the intermediate state between death and rebirth. In reality, bardos are occurring continuously throughout both life and death. They are seen as unique moments whereby the possibility of liberation or enlightenment is heightened. 

During this profound week Lama Jigmé will teach about impermanence in order to become more aware of and accepting it. This can help in everyday life to deal with loss and setbacks easier and eventually lead to less (or no) fear during the transition to the bardo of death.

The retreat is open for everyone. Therefore we appreciate it if you share our email with other people in your network who might be interested in this subject.

Practical information

Friday 18 until Friday 25 October 2019 


  • Weekend Fri – Sun;
  • Midweek Mon – Fri;
  • Full retreat Fri – Fri

Phuntsok Chö Ling, Oostkousdijk 17b, 3024 CL Rotterdam, The Netherlands


  • Friday 18 October 19.30 to 22.00h;
  • Saturday 19 until Friday 25 October: 09.30 to 17.00h

English with simultaneous translation into Dutch

Daily vegetarian / vegan lunch is included

Please note! We offer an early bird discount when booked before 27th of September 2019! 

Please check PCL website for more information and the different prices: For questions or comments, please contact:

* It’s good to realise that what we call a retreat here in the West, strictly speaking and traditionally, is not a real retreat, since we sleep at home or in a hostel or hotel and follow the teachings during the day. For that reason we call the retreats held in our temple ‘city retreats’.

“Impermanence is my best friend, everything is temporary. Everything is like the weather, good and bad, it comes and goes.”

~ Lama Jigmé Namgyal

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