Happy Holidays to you all!

A message from Lama Jigmé Namgyal

I wish you all happy holidays, merry Christmas and a happy New Year! And happy means  having a calm and peaceful mind. It also means having a happy family. Maybe you really know what a happy mind is. I hope you do. My wish is that you will always be well, whatever you do, say or think.

Be in harmony with yourself and others. And take care of your environment, for example buy less plastic. Have respect for our water, air and Mother Earth. Have respect for others, not only for humans but also for animals. In Buddhism it is said that if you respect others, you respect yourself. If you harm others, you harm yourself. Please be mindful, so it will really be a happy new year for all.
 
If you have not been able to join one of the classes this year, then maybe you can join as of next year. In January will start with a new subject on Monday, and with a new chapter on the Wednesday. No need to hesitate, you are very welcome to join.
 
Then, from the deepest of my heart I wish you, your family and friends, love, unconditional love and happiness, so that you will understand each other and become happy in a peaceful way.
 
Hope to see you soon again!
 
Tashi delek!
Lama Jigmé Namgyal

Seat reservation – Sunday Course – 16 January

Thank you for your support & participation in our online classes for during COVID, where we collectively managed to continue the Dharma teachings in a virtual learning environment.

As ‘face-to-face’ classes are still the preferred way for our members to receive teachings from Lama, and given the COVID situation in Luxembourg has been stabilized, the CCT Board has decided to progressively reopen the centre with proper COVID measures in place. Your health and safety is always our number one priority.

We will first welcome our students to join the Sunday meditation class (18:00-20:00) in person. Considering our centre space, we can accommodate a maximum of 15 students in the class with CovidCheck in place.

Please reserve your seat here if you wish to attend the Sunday class in person at the CCT centre. You will need to register for each class prior to your visit. Registration starts every Monday 12:00pm CET and ends by the following Sunday 12:00pm CET

Contact info@tibetculture.lu for any questions

Seat reservation – Sunday Course – 19 December

Thank you for your support & participation in our online classes for during COVID, where we collectively managed to continue the Dharma teachings in a virtual learning environment.

As ‘face-to-face’ classes are still the preferred way for our members to receive teachings from Lama, and given the COVID situation in Luxembourg has been stabilized, the CCT Board has decided to progressively reopen the centre with proper COVID measures in place. Your health and safety is always our number one priority.

We will first welcome our students to join the Sunday meditation class (18:00-20:00) in person. Considering our centre space, we can accommodate a maximum of 15 students in the class with CovidCheck in place.

Please reserve your seat here if you wish to attend the Sunday class in person at the CCT centre. You will need to register for each class prior to your visit. Registration starts every Monday 12:00pm CET and ends by the following Sunday 12:00pm CET

Contact info@tibetculture.lu for any questions

Courses Autumn 2021

We are pleased to announce that the registrations for the upcoming courses starting in September 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 Autumn term 2021

Autumn term 2021

CourseTeacherWhen
Beginning the path of meditation (beginner class)Lama JigméSundays: 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm
starting 26 September
Principles of ethical conduct: How to lead a life of goodness (cont.)Lama JigméWednesdays: 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm
starting 15 September
The Brightly Shining Sun (cont.)Lama JigméMondays: 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm
starting 13 September
 

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 wonderful Summer break,
The CCT Team

Public Lecture: Buddhism, a Science of the Mind – 20 November

Buddhism, a Science of the Mind

Buddhism is often portrayed as a religion. While it does indeed share common features associated with the world religions, it would be a mistake to reduce it to that. Buddhism differs from other religions in that it does not place its hopes in external gods, preferring instead to focus on the mind as the source of both suffering and happiness. Above all else, Buddhism is a science of the mind, and many of its procedures involve examining the mind according to logical criteria. Whereas, generally speaking, science is concerned with the external world, Buddhism is thus a science focused on an invisible and inner ‘object’. Where it differs from science, at least according to the habitual understanding of the term, is that it focuses on the mind not as an external object localized in the brain to be analysed with machines (as in the way neuroscientists frequently approach it), but as an inner, lived reality. This implies that understanding the mind cannot be based on a third-person approach: we need to look at and examine our own mind, and nobody can do this for us. This approach thus involves personal experience and is based on taking responsibility for our own mental well-being. The practices of mind training and of meditation help us to control our mind and to familiarize ourselves with it, allowing us thereby to recognize its deeper nature.

Language: 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, 20 November: 14:00-17:30 (there will be a tea-break)
Doors open at 13.30. Please allow for time to do the CovidCheck)

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 (CCT and PCL): 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 through this LINK.

Contact events@tibetculture.lu for any questions

CovidCheck:
With a view to ensure a safe environment, while still allowing a good number of participants, we opted to have the CovidCheck system in place. People will be asked to provide a CovidCheck certificate (EU Digital COVID Certificate – EU DCC) certifying that the registered user:

  • has been vaccinated against COVID-19
  • received a negative COVID-19 test result
  • recovered from COVID-19

Please notice that as from November 1, the rapid antigen tests made in situ are no longer valid under the CovidCheck system.