Autumn term 2021

    Online registration - Autumn term Courses 2021

    Note: All courses will be delivered online until further notice. "Zoom" link will be shared prior to the start of the course.

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    Course(s) registration - you may select more than one. Course descriptions are at the bottom of this page.

    1. Sunday Course - Beginning the path of meditation2. Wednesday Course - Principles of ethical conduct: How to lead a life of goodness3. Monday Course - The Brightly Shining Sun

    *You will receive an email confirmation upon submitting your course registration.



    1. Sunday Course (beginners' class) - Beginning the path of meditation

    What is real meditation
    Real meditation has nothing to do with feeling good. Feelings always change. In real meditation one is not disturbed by emotions or feelings, but one can abide in a stable and calm and clear state of mind. This is when meditation brings clarity and leads to recognition of ones true nature which is hidden underneath our continuous flow of thoughts, feelings and emotions, like the sun is hidden behind the clouds.

    The course is aimed especially at beginners with no experience in meditation. Lama Jigmé Namgyal will offer wisdom teachings on starting the contemplative path of training one's mind.

    Dates: Sundays from 6 pm to 8 pm (Due to the travel agenda of Lama Jigmé changes in dates might occur during the course)

    September: 26
    October: 3, 24, 31
    November: 21, 28
    December: 5, 19

    Language: English

    Price: €120 (€108 for sustaining members, €60 for students/unemployed/retired, free participation for donating members). The price includes all sessions on the above indicated dates. Fees shouldn't be an obstacle. Please contact us if there is a problem.

    2. Wednesday Course - Principles of ethical conduct: How to lead a life of goodness (cont.)

    If we wish to lead a life that is fulfilling and successful, and even more so if we seek to go deeper and discover the spiritual meaning of our life, we need to make sure that our conduct is in line with our lofty aspirations. The Buddhist teachings explain very clearly that happiness and success can only be achieved by following certain basic principles of ethical conduct. This is because of the unfailing nature of karmic cause and effect: positive deeds of body, speech and mind produce the seeds of happiness, whereas negative actions are the causes of further suffering. Moreover, those aspiring to follow a spiritual path can only do so based on the accumulations of merit and wisdom, and again ethical conduct is fundamental to our spiritual progress.

    This course explores the principles of ethical conduct as they apply both to our day-to-day existence and to our spiritual path. The text serving as the basis for the course is “A Treatise on Ethics for Kings: An Ornament for Rulers” written by the extraordinary Tibetan master and polymath of the 19th century Jamgön Ju Mipham Gyatso (1846-1912).

    The English translation can be found in José Cabezón’s book “The Just King: The Tibetan Buddhist Classic on Leading an Ethical Life”, but you do not need the text to follow the teachings.

    This course is intended for those who have already followed the basic meditation course or who have already a grounding in meditation practice.

    Dates: Wednesdays from 7 pm to 9 pm (Due to the travel agenda of Lama Jigmé changes in dates might occur during the course)

    September: 15, 22, 29
    October: 6, 20, 27
    November: 10, 17, 24
    December: 1, 8, 15

    Language: English. (Lama Jigme will be teaching in his mother language Tibetan, with translation to English by Dr. Dylan Esler)

    Price: €180 (€162 for sustaining members, €90 for students/unemployed/retired, free participation for donating members). The price includes all sessions on the above indicated dates. Fees shouldn't be an obstacle. Please contact us if there is a problem.

    3. Monday Course - The Brightly Shining Sun (cont.)

    "The Brightly Shining Sun" is Patrul Rinpoche’s (1808-1887) commentary on the 11th century classic "The Way of the Bodhisattva" (Bodhicaryavatara) by the great Indian master Shantideva. Patrul Rinpoche, himself an emanation of Shantideva, offers a very concise and practical step-by-step guide to meditating on the Bodhicaryavatara as a manual for training the mind in compassion (Tib. lojong), thus freeing ourselves from the bondage of self-grasping and self-cherishing that are at the root of all our suffering.
    https://www.lotsawahouse.org/tibetan-masters/patrul-rinpoche/bodhicharyavatara-brightly-shining-sun

    This course is intended for those who have already followed the basic meditation course or who have already a grounding in meditation practice.

    Dates: Mondays from 7 pm to 9 pm (Due to the travel agenda of Lama Jigmé changes in dates might occur during the course)

    September: 13, 20, 27
    October: 4, 18, 25
    November: 8, 15, 22, 29
    December: 6, 13

    Language: English

    Price: €180 (€162 for sustaining members, €90 for students/unemployed/retired, free participation for donating members).
    The price includes all sessions on the above indicated dates. Fees shouldn't be an obstacle. Please contact us if there is a problem.