Chöd study weekend – 3-5 February Luxembourg

Deep teachings on Dudjom Lingpa’s Chöd

Lama Jigmé will be teaching on the practice of Chöd. Chöd is a Tibetan word that literally translates into ‘cutting through’. It is practiced as a skillful means to cut through obstacles like our own disruptive emotions, also referred to as inner enemies.

Lama Jigmé teaches from a very short and unbroken, authentic lineage. These teachings encompass the essence of the Mahayana and Sutrayana teachings and can give the practitioner direct insight and experience of the understanding of both the relative and ultimate truth as explained in the Buddha’s Heart Sutra (Prajnaparamita) which states that “Form is emptiness. Emptiness is form. Form is not other than emptiness and emptiness is not other than form”. 

The study weekend can be followed by those who have previously received the Chöd teachings from Lama Jigmé. However, if you have already some knowledge of Chöd and would like to follow, please contact us.


Practical information

Participants will have to attend in person for the full weekend.

Location: 
Centre «Les Etangs», 33, rue de Larochette, L- 7661 Medernach (www.doctrine.lu/medernach

Date: Friday 3 to Sunday 5 February 2023
Time: Friday 3: 6:00 PM to Sunday 5: 1:00 PM
It is not possible to attend online.

Language: English

Prices:
The following prices include full board (2 nights, dinner on Friday, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday). Meals are either vegetarian or non-vegetarian; there is no vegan option.
Single occupancy: 250 euros per person
Double occupancy: 240 euros per person (minimum 2 persons in the room)

Please note that places are limited, so register as soon as possible.
Register here
 

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

IBAN: LU79 1111 2413 8246 0000 / BIC: CCPLLULL,
Centre Culturel Tibétain, Asbl
Reference: Chöd study weekend 2023 (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.

Courses Winter 2023

We are pleased to announce that the registrations for the upcoming courses starting in January 2023 are open.

All classes will be given at the Centre, so you are very much welcome to join in person. Lama Jigmé encourages you to come to classes at the Centre, but you can follow online if you do not live in Luxembourg.

Winter term 2023

CourseTeacherWhen
Beginning the path of meditation (beginner class)Lama JigméSundays: 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm
starting 15 January
Principles of ethical conduct: How to lead a life of goodnessLama JigméWednesdays: 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm
starting 11 January
BodhicaryavataraLama JigméMondays: 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm
starting 9 January
   

Please register online here

Link to Phuntsok Namgyal Ling


Phuntsok Namgyal Ling

Meaning “the sacred place of abundance”, Phuntsok Namgyal Ling aspires to be a center dedicated to mindful living. Safeguarding the values of traditional Tibetan living – harmony between land, animal and humanity – and dedicated to the study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism, Phuntsok Namgyal Ling will be a place welcoming all individuals looking to make a deeper connection with heaven and earth. Please join us in this vision.

The Phuntsok Namgyal Ling Foundation is currently raising funds to purchase a piece of land in Europe. Ideally, this will be situated in a remote, natural location, with fertile soil to grow crops and keep animals. Whether near the coast or in the mountains, this place will provide a space not only for organic farming, but also a residential meditation retreat centre for monastics and lay practitioners alike.

Read more about our plan for land

Make a donation

The Moment of Death: Cause of Fear or Opportunity?

The Centre Culturel Tibétain is happy to announce that Lama Jigme Namgyal will give a public lecture on the subject “The Moment of Death: Cause of Fear or Opportunity?”. The lecture will be translated into English by Dr. Dylan Esler.

Please register here.

The Moment of Death: Cause of Fear or Opportunity?

Whether we like it or not, death concerns each and everyone of us. It is not an if but rather a when and a how. According to the Buddha’s teachings, when we die our body returns to dust, yet our consciousness continues. Consciousness is the basic sense of being ‘me’, which in Buddhism is understood as a continuous process of self-grasping. It is this sense of self that is the cause of experiencing both happiness and suffering – in this life, at death, and afterwards. The implication is that, unlike what is taught in other religions, our fate at death is not dependent on divine intervention, but is rather the result of the actions and thoughts that constitute the habits of our consciousness. 

As human beings, we have a unique opportunity to prepare for the moment of death. It is like entering a battlefield or other challenging situation: if we are well prepared, there is less cause for concern. Preparing for death means understanding the ways our minds are conditioned by habit. It also means that we can learn to change our habits and to decondition our mind. Through the practice of meditation, we can discover the lasting freedom of inner peace. Far from being a cause of fear, death becomes an opportunity, then, to uncover the true nature of mind, which is beyond habitual conditioning.

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

Where:  Centre Jean XXIII
              52 rue Jules Wilhelm
              L-2728 Luxembourg
(if you want to follow online, we will send you a zoom link).

When:
Saturday, 3 December: 15:00-17:00
Doors open at 14.30.

Price:
Non-members: 24 €
Sustaining members of CCT: 21 €
Donating members of CCT and PCL:  18 €
Students, unemployed, retired: 12 €
Webinar non-members: 18 €
Webinar members: 12 €

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

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

Please register: https://www.tibetculture.lu/v2/2022-dec-public-lecture-the-moment-of-death-cause-of-fear-or-opportunity/

If you have any questions please write to info@tibetculture.lu

Chöd Studyweek – 14 to 21 October – Rotterdam (PCL)

Deep teachings on Dudjom Lingpa’s Chöd

During 8 days Lama Jigmé will be teaching about the practice of Chöd. Chöd is a Tibetan word that literally translates into ‘cutting through’. It is practiced as a skillful means to cut through obstacles like our own disruptive emotions, also referred to as inner enemies. These 8 days will allow you to gain self-experience and in thorough understanding of the teachings.

Lama Jigmé teaches from a very short and unbroken, authentic lineage. These teachings encompass the essence of the Mahayana and Sutrayana teachings and can give the practitioner direct insight and experience of the understanding of both the relative and ultimate truth as explained in the Buddha’s Heart Sutra (Prajnaparamita) which states that Form is emptiness. Emptiness is form. Form is not other than emptiness and emptiness is not other than form.

The study week can be followed by anyone who has sufficient knowledge of the basic principles of Buddhism. Because Chöd is a very profound and powerful practice, it is therefore not suitable for people with mental challenges or people who are emotionally unstable. Please act responsible. When in doubt, please contact us.

Practical information

Location: Phuntsok Chö Ling, Oostkousdijk 17B, 3024 CL Rotterdam, Netherlands
Date: Friday 14 to Friday 21 October 2022
Times: Friday, October 14: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM; Saturday 15 to Friday 21 October: 09.30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Participation:

  • Only the full 8 days*
  • If this is one of your first classes with Lama Jigmé, please indicate your prior knowledge and background in Buddhism when you register.

* If this is really not possible, please state the reason when you register so that this can be discussed with Lama Jigmé well in advance.

Language: English with possible simultaneous translation into Dutch, please contact the organization before applying if you are dependent on the translation.

Lunch: no lunch is included, but coffee, tea and snacks are included.
Prices: discounts are possible, see the options when registering.

In Tibetan Buddhism it is tradition that students make an additional donation to their teachers for special teachings. For example, such donations can be made directly to the Phuntsok Namgyal Ling Foundation. With this you contribute to Lama Jigmé’s project to buy a piece of land where practitioners can do serious retreats and studies.

For questions or comments, please contact: events@phuntsokcholing.org

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