Courses Winter 2021

We are pleased to announce that the registrations for the upcoming courses starting in January are open.

Given the current situation due to COVID-19, we cannot be sure when the Centre can physically reopen. Until then, courses will continue to take place online.

Please find the information about the upcoming courses for the Winter term 2021 and the form to register online here.

We will send you a zoom link to the course or courses for which you registered upon receipt of your transfer.

Please remember to update your membership by transferring 50 euros to the Centre’s account and filling the membership form here.

Best wishes for 2021 and be safe!
The CCT Team

Membership 2021

Please renew your membership here

Tea break with Lama Jigmé

The Phuntsok Namgyal Ling Foundation is happy to announce that you now can listen to Lama Jigmé through Podcasts!
With the new “Tea break with Lama Jigmé”, Tibetan Buddhist teacher, Lama Jigmé Namgyal, shares inspirational Podcasts covering various Buddhist teachings to help everyone develop mindful living.
Phuntsok Namgyal Ling is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) registered in the Netherlands. Our goal is to acquire a piece of land in Europe and build a Buddhist centre as a place for studies and practices. Your support will contribute to this goal.

One-off donors will get access to paid Podcasts for 30 days from the date of donation. After 30 days those podcasts will be locked again. Monthly subscribers will be able to access all Podcasts as long as the subscription is active.

Check it out:
If you want to join, we recommend you to first register an account on Ko-fi before accessing the Podcast or donate (
“The path to cultivating inner peace is fundamental to being human” ~ Lama Jigmé Namgyal

Online Weekend Teachings – Bardo – 5-6 December

The Centre Culturel Tibétain is happy to announce an online weekend teaching by Lama Jigmé Namgyal on the bardo of life and the bardo of dying. The teaching will be given online, through webinar.

The Bardo of life and of dying
There is no distinction as to religious, cultural or social background, the truth is that everyone has a life and everyone will die one day. According to the wisdom of Buddha we can actually use our lives to prepare for death. In the Buddhist approach, life and death are seen as one whole, where death is the beginning of another chapter of life. Death is a mirror in which the entire meaning of life is reflected. This view is central to the most ancient school of Tibetan Buddhism.
Bardo (Tib. བར་དོ་) is a Tibetan word that simply means a ‘transition’ or a gap between the completion of one situation and the onset of another. ‘Bar’ means ‘in between’ and ‘do’ means ‘suspended’ or ‘thrown’.
The word bardo is commonly used to denote the intermediate state between death and rebirth, but in reality, bardos are occurring continuously throughout both life and death, and are junctures when the possibility of liberation, or enlightenment, is heightened.
One of the central characteristics of the bardos is that they are periods of deep uncertainty. This uncertainty, which already pervades everything now, becomes even more intense, even more accentuated after we die.
During this weekend Lama Jigmé Namgyal will teach about the bardo of life and the bardo of dying.

Language: English.

Where: Online. You will receive a zoom link.

Saturday, 5 December:  10:00-13:00
Sunday, 6 December: 10:00-13:00

Non-members: 40 €/weekend
Sustaining members of CCT: 36 €/weekend
Donating members of CCT and PCL: 30 €/weekend
Students, unemployed, retired: 20 €/weekend

Please pay by bank transfer to the Centre’s account:

IBAN: LU79 1111 2413 8246 0000 / BIC: CCPLLULL,
Centre Culturel Tibétain, Asbl
Reference: Bardo (and your name)

In Tibetan Buddhism, students traditionally make a donation to their teachers for special teachings. Such donations can be done directly to the Phuntsok Namgyal Ling Foundation, as it will be a contribution to Lama Jigmé’s project to buy a piece of land where practitioners can do serious retreats and studies.

Please register by sending an email to

Eight Consciousnesses – 9-16 October – in Rotterdam or online

The Tibetan Buddhist center Phuntsok Chö Ling is organizing a study week in Rotterdam on The Eight Consciousnesses. Members of CCT and students of Lama Jigmé can also participate online.
Please find below all information.

The Eight Consciousnesses

Lama Jigmé Namgyal will give teachings during an eight day study week. The teachings are (except for the Friday night) given in the mornings, so there will be a possibility to reflect and meditate in the afternoon. For members of Phuntsok Chö Ling and Centre Culturel Tibetain it is possible to attend the teachings online. The subject of the teachings is: the eight consciousnesses.

The eight consciousnesses are explained in the Buddhist philosophy. They are a classification developed in the tradition of the Yogacara school of Buddhism. The eight consciousnesses are the five senses supplemented by the mind, defilements of the mind and finally kunzi namshe. This last one is the ground consciousness, or storehouse of the mind, which is the basis for the other seven and therefore the basis for our emotions and thoughts, our happiness and suffering. Causes, conditions, and interdependence is necessary for things to arise in the mind; they don’t appear without reason. To free ourselves from suffering we need to first understand the cause of our suffering. To understand the cause of suffering we need to understand our mind and how the eight consciousnesses are interconnected.

Practical information

Date: Friday 9 until Friday 16 October 2020
Participation: Weekend Fri/Sun; Midweek Mon/Fri; Full study week Fri/Fri
Location: Phuntsok Chö Ling, Oostkousdijk 17b, 3024 CL Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Time: Friday 9 October: 19.30 to 21.30h;
Saturday 10 until Friday 16 October:  10.00 to 13.00h
Language: English
Other: No lunch is included

For questions or comments, please contact:



Regular, full event: € 170, weekend: € 60, midweek € 110, online full event € 110
Members, full event: € 120, weekend € 40, midweek € 80, online full event € 80

Discounts are available for students or people with low income. For more information, check the options when you click for registration (= Aanmelden in Dutch).