Retreat in the Netherlands: The Bardos of Life and Death – 22 Feb. to 1 March

Photo: Jeremy Ryan

The Tibetan Buddhist center Phuntsok Chö Ling is organizing its Spring  retreat from 22 February (16:00) to 1 March 2019 (17:00) in Koudekerke, in the Netherlands.

Lama Jigmé Namgyal will explain the bardos of life and dying during a seven day retreat. Bardo is a Tibetan word that simply means ‘transition’ or ‘intermediate state’. A gap between the completion of one situation and the onset of another. In the Buddhist approach, life and death are seen as one whole, where death is the beginning of another chapter of life. Death is like a mirror in which the entire meaning of life is reflected. This view is central to the most ancient school of Tibetan Buddhism. The word bardo is commonly used to denote the intermediate state between death and rebirth. In reality, bardos are occurring continuously throughout both life and death. They are seen as unique moments whereby the possibility of liberation or enlightenment is heightened.

During this profound retreat Lama Jigmé will dive into being more aware and accepting of impermanence. This can help in everyday life to deal with loss and setbacks easier and eventually lead to less (or no) fear during the transition to the bardo of death.

Lama Jigmé will teach in English with simultaneous translation into Dutch.

The retreat will take place from Friday 22 February to Friday 1 March 2019 at the following address: Broedershoek, Koksweg 1, 4371 RC Koudekerke.

For more details about the retreat and the registration procedure please visit the event page on Phuntsok Chö Ling’s website or contact Phuntsok Chö Ling directly by sending an email to

Registration before 12 February 2019

Note: An early bird discount is applicable for registration before 1 February 2019 (all prices include an 25% early bird discount!!!)

Courses – Winter 2019

Dear friends,

We are pleased to announce that the registrations for the upcoming courses starting in January are open.
Please check the information about the courses here.

For organisational reasons, please confirm your attendance at the courses by sending us an e-mail at

We wish you a wonderful Christmas.


Tibetan meditation – Discovering inner peace, series of teachings at the University of Luxembourg

We would like to inform you that Lama Jigme will give the series of teachings and fundamentals in meditation at the University of Luxembourg. This event is organised by Espace Culture that seeks to add a cultural dimension to the main tasks of the University of Luxembourg, namely learning and research.

Module I – Equanimity

  • When: 25/9, 9/10, 16/10, 6/11, 13/11 2018 | 12:15-1:45pm
  • Where: Campus Belval | … | …

Module II  Loving-kindness

  • When: 20/11, 27/11, 4/12, 11/12, 18/12 2018 | 12:15-1:45pm
  • Where: Campus Belval | … | …

Module III  – Compassion

  • When: 5/2, 12/2, 5/3, 12/3, 19/3 2019| 12:15-1:45pm
  • Where: Campus Belval | … | …

Every session contains a theoretical and practical part (guided meditation) and time for Q&A.

This course is open to all. Beginners and advanced participants are equally welcome.

You can find more details about this event here:

Weekend Silence Retreat YOGA & VIPASSANA with Lama Jigmé

Friday 23/11 – Monday 26/11

Teachers: Lama Jigmé Namgyal and Cassandra
Place: Mont-Gauthier, Belgium
Price: €398 per person
More info/register:

In a nutshell:
– 3 vegetarian meals per day (Friday diner and Monday breakfast)
– Teachings by Lama Jigmé Namgyal
– Guided meditation by Lama Jigmé Namgyal
– Guidance in your meditation practice
– 2 conducted yoga sessions per day (and one on Monday morning
– 2 days in silence
– Double room with own bathroom
– Only 14 spots available

Arrival Friday 16:00 – 18:00
18:00 – 19:00 diner
19:00 – 21:00 teaching and guided meditation

Departure Monday 9:00 -10:00
7:00 – 8:00 Yoga
8:00 – 10:00 breakfast/departure

*All benefits go to the Phuntsok Namgyal Ling Foundation

Tibetan dance workshop: Khaita Joyful Dances – 2/3 Feb 2019

The Centre Culturel Tibétain in collaboration with Shang Shung Foundation is happy to invite you to Tibetan dance workshop – Khaita Joyful dances led by Elisha Koppensteiner.

For reservation and full details, see event page here.