29/11/2013 – Lecture on “Inner Peace” in Centre socioculturel du Herrenwald (France)

“In our daily lives we often have stress, worries and fears. These emotions create discomfort and impede our ability to achieve a stable and happy life. So how can we deal with this? Through meditation it is possible to find a stable point of inner peace. We may not be able to directly solve all problems but we can learn to accept or let go of things with a relaxed attitude. Then we can enjoy the current moment in any situation.”

The lecture will be given by Lama Jigmé. It will be followed by the meditation and a question and answer session.

Time: 7.30 p.m.

Address: Centre socioculturel du Herrenwald,
Route d’Adelange
57380 Faulquemont (France)

Seminar: Reading Tibetan Buddhist Texts

This seminar, which will be led by Dylan Esler (Institut Orientaliste, Université catholique de Louvain) and will take place in Louvain-la-Neuve from January to May 2014, will be devoted to the reading and translation of Buddhist texts in classical Tibetan. The texts to be studied this year are the rGyal-sras lag-len (“37 Bodhisattva Practices”) of Thogs-med bzang-po, and the Bodhicaryāvatāra of Śāntideva in Tibetan translation, ch. 1 and 2.

This seminar is intended for students of Buddhism having already garnered a basic knowledge of classical Tibetan grammar. The seminar will enable them to deepen their knowledge of Tibetan grammar and Buddhist philosophy and to hone their skills in translating this type of texts.

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Fallretreat 2013 (Netherlands): The meaning of wisdom and devotion

Phuntsok Chö Ling, Tibetan Buddhist Centre in Rotterdam, Netherlands, organizes one week retreat led by Lama Jigmé Namgyal. It will take place from Sunday, 20th October to Saturday, 26th October in Naropa Institute (Cadzand, Netherlands).

The teachings in this retreat are based on Shantideva’s classic Bodhicaryāvatāra.

For further information about the retreat, please visit Phuntsok Chö Ling website.

Treasures of Tibetan Literature available at the Université Catholique de Louvain

The Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium) has recently acquired an important collection of Tibetan texts from the Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center (TBRC). The TBRC was founded in 1999 by the late E. Gene Smith (1936-2010) with the aim of finding, preserving, organizing and disseminating Tibetan texts in a digital format.

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Welcome to the Tibetan Cultural Centre’s new website

After a couple of months of preparation work we are happy to announce that the Centre’s new website was put online. It was completely re-designed with the aim to make it easier for you to access the information about the Tibetan Cultural Centre and its activities.

You will find here all useful information about the ongoing courses; the past, present and upcoming events, as well as, the information about how to become a member. Through the posts of our Blog page we will bring you the latest news of various kinds to keep you up to date. Contacting us has never been easier! If you have any questions, comments or suggestions you can send it to us by using the form in the Contact page.