The Centre Culturel Tibétain wishes you a happy Losar, the Tibetan New Year!
Lama Jigmé sends the following message:
Tashi delek everyone. I wish you all an auspicious and blessed year of the water hare/rabbit. I am sure you all know what Tibetan New Year means, so I will keep it short. Please, as much as you can have compassion for the people who suffer in and from the war and from the earthquake and more. Please pray there may come an end to all this suffering. Practice love and compassion as much as you can and pray for world peace. I would like to remind you of the words of my master Khenchen Jigmé Phuntsok and please put them into practice: “Don’t disturb the mind of others and do not lose your autonomy.” So don’t be weak and never give up your practice.
I wish you all the best, and many tashi deleks to you all!
Lama Jigmé Namgyal
Artwork: Tomás Castro
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.
Participants will have to attend in person for the full weekend.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Beginning the path of meditation (beginner class)||Lama Jigmé||Sundays: 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm|
starting 15 January
|Principles of ethical conduct: How to lead a life of goodness||Lama Jigmé||Wednesdays: 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm|
starting 11 January
|Bodhicaryavatara||Lama Jigmé||Mondays: 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm|
starting 9 January
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.