Finding inner peace in difficult times – 19/20 June

The Centre Culturel Tibétain is happy to announce an online weekend teaching by Lama Jigmé Namgyal on Finding Inner Peace in Difficult Times. The teachings will be given online.

Finding inner peace in difficult times

The current pandemic has created a lot of suffering and uncertainty in people’s lives. While some of these issues are clearly beyond our control, learning how to deal with such uncertainty is critical to our own mental health and well-being. Through meditation it is possible to discover inner peace and thus to learn to handle such difficult situations more calmly, rather than reacting with fear and panic.

When our mind becomes more peaceful and serene, this also has positive repercussions on our bodily health. We thus become more attuned to the need to take care of our body, for example by sleeping properly and eating a healthy diet. When we are well rested rather than exhausted due to anxiety and worry, we are less vulnerable. The process of finding inner peace involves regaining control over our own mind, so that we are not swayed by the power of negative emotions. Such negative emotions are like an inner virus in that they destroy our sense of well-being. Cultivating inner peace and gaining greater control over our mind has many practical advantages, since it enables us to face the problems in our daily lives – whether they be linked to our family or work-related – in a more efficient, clear-sighted and balanced manner.

This weekend teaching is open to everyone who would like to discover the benefits of finding inner peace in these challenging times.

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

Where: Online. You will receive a zoom link.

Saturday, 19 June:  10:00-13:00
Sunday, 20 June: 10:00-13:00

Non-members: 50 €/weekend
Sustaining members of CCT: 45 €/weekend
Donating members of CCT and PCL:  37.5 €/weekend
Students, unemployed, retired: 25 €/weekend

Please register through this link.

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

IBAN: LU79 1111 2413 8246 0000 / BIC: CCPLLULL,
Centre Culturel Tibétain, Asbl
Reference: Finding inner peace (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.

If you have any questions please write to

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

Eight verses for training the mind – by Lama Jigmé 15 May Online

On 15 May 2021 Lama Jigmé will be giving online the last lecture of the series organized by The Tibetan Buddhist center Phuntsok Chö Ling in Rotterdam.

Eight verses for training the mind

In this cycle of 8 lectures on Saturday mornings, Lama Jigmé Namgyal  explains the short text: ‘Eight verses for training the mind’. In addition to the explanation, he also give practical instructions on how to integrate this into daily life.

This short text was paid high attention by many great masters throughout history. H.H. Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche regarded this text as the principal instruction among all the Dharma teachings he imparted. 

The Eight Verses for Training the Mind can bring tremendous benefits to the practice of both Sutrayana teachings and Tantrayana teachings. The first seven verses of the Eight Verses for Training the Mind deal with the practices associated with cultivating the method aspect of the path such as compassion, altruism, aspiration to attain buddhahood. The last verse deals with the practices that are directed toward cultivating the wisdom aspect of the path.

Time:           Start at 10:00 AM (walk-in online 09:45)
Language:  English
Online:        When registering, you will receive the link to participate in the
                      Zoom webinar in the confirmation letter
Price:           Standard: €18.00                      Members: €12.00

More information: and



Group Meditation – Saturdays 15:00-17:00

The Centre is open on Saturdays from 3 to 5 pm for anyone who would like to participate in group meditation. Lama Jigmé will not be present during these sessions, but he encourages us practice together.

If you would like to participate, please confirm in advance to as we are only allowed to have a maximum number of 8 people present due to the current regulations linked to the COVID-19 situation.
We are looking forward to seeing you!

Courses Spring 2021

We are pleased to announce that the registrations for the upcoming courses starting in April 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 Spring 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.

We wish you a good Easter,
The CCT Team