The Practice of Chöd – by Lama Jigme Namgyal (in the Netherlands)

Dear friends,

The Tibetan Buddhist center Phuntsok Chö Ling is organizing a Chöd retreat from 2 to 11 August in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Chöd is a traditional Buddhist practice and taught by our Tibetan teacher Lama Jigmé Namgyal. It literally means ‘to cut through’, and is a powerful method for cutting through dualistic grasping of the mind—the origin of suffering.

Chöd is a practice for letting go of the ego, and clearing the obstacles to discover the true nature of the mind. It is an effective practice that can be learned by anyone.

Lama Jigmé explains more about the practice in the video here.

This ten-day city retreat is a unique opportunity for those interested in becoming acquainted with a practice that is not taught very often in The Netherlands.

For more information, or to register, click on one of the links below, or write to

Following is some brief information on the ten-day retreat:

The Practice of Chöd with Lama Jigmé
Ten-day Summer Retreat
Friday 2 August – Sunday 11 August
Phuntsok Chö Ling – Oostkousdijk 17B – Rotterdam

Further information on registering and the costs for attending the weekend, the week, or the entire retreat are available on the website of Phuntsok Chö Ling.

Register here.

Summer group meditation – Sundays 6pm – 7pm

We are happy to announce that during the Summer break the Centre will be open for group meditation on Sundays from 6 pm to 7 pm.

“Little Tibet” in Ciné Utopia 12 July

The Centre Culturel Tibétain is happy to announce that it is organizing a special cinema event on Friday, 12th July 2019, in Ciné Utopia, with the presence of filmmaker and actor Sonam (Nawang N. Anja-Tsang).

“Little Tibet” is a documentary by Nawang N. Anja-Tsang and Joseph Brett, published on April 5, 2011.

In this movie Sonam goes on a journey to one of the highest places on earth in search of Tibet outside of Tibet.

For more information see here.


Introduction to Phowa Luxemburg – 22/23 June 2019

The Centre Culturel Tibétain is happy to announce that it is organizing a special weekend from Saturday 22 June to Sunday 23 June 2019 in Luxembourg during which Lama Jigmé will teach the basics of Phowa.

Phowa (Tibetan: འཕོ་བ) or the transference of consciousness, is a powerful method which enables you, if you practice it well during your life, to transfer your consciousness to a pure field at the time of death. There are many levels of transference. By becoming familiar with this method during your lifetime, the moment of death is no longer something to fear, but rather becomes a moment of spiritual triumph and liberation. As you might know, Lama Jigmé holds some very special instructions from his Phowa master, Akyong Siddhi Tulku, who was an extraordinarily accomplished master of Phowa. It is Lama Jigmé’s deepest wish to share these teachings with those who wish to receive them, and to benefit beings at the most important and most vulnerable moment of their lives, the moment of dying.

Knowledge of Buddhism or experience with meditation is not necessary, the method is suitable for everyone.

In December 2019, Lama Jigmé and the CCT will organize a 5-day Phowa retreat in Luxembourg. If you want to participate, it is advisable to follow this introduction first, unless you have previously received Phowa instruction from Lama Jigmé. 

Please be aware that this programme may not be suitable for people with certain mental health conditions. If you have a history of mental health problems, please contact the Phowa programme staff to discuss the possibility of attending. 

Practical information
Participation is only possible for the whole weekend, not for single days.

Location: Centre Culturel Tibétain, 1, rue Charlotte Engels, Luxembourg

Time: Saturday  10:00 – 12:00, 14:00 – 17:00 
              Sunday    11:00 – 13:30

Language: English

Price:  Non-members: 54 €
               Regular members of CCT: 48 €
               Donating members of CCT and members of PCL: 40 €
               Students/unemployed/retired: 27 €

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

IBAN: LU79 1111 2413 8246 0000 / BIC: CCPLLULL,
Centre Culturel Tibétain, Asbl
Reference: Introduction to Phowa 2019

Lunch is not included.

Please register by sending an email to



Concert – Hear my prayer

The Luxembourg University Choir has organized 3 concerts entitled ‘Hear my prayer’ and will perform pieces by Bach, Barber, Jenkins, Mendelssohn. Entrance is free. Donations from all 3 concerts will go to Golog Support Foundation. See you there!

Saturday, 30 March (Trinitarian Church, Vianden), 8pm

Tuesday, 2 April (St. Peter & Paul Church, Bertrange), 8pm

Friday, 5 April (St. Joseph Church, Limpertsberg), 8pm

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