Group meditation – Sunday 27 October and Sunday 3 November, 6pm – 7pm

We are happy to announce that the Centre will be open for group meditation on Sunday 27 October and Sunday 3 November from 6pm to 7pm.

Luxembourg Phowa Retreat – Winter 2019

The Centre Culturel Tibétain is happy to announce the upcoming Winter retreat in Luxembourg during which Lama Jigmé Namgyal will share teachings on Phowa (Tibetan: འཕོ་བ, literally meaning “transference of consciousness”) over a period of 5 days at the end of December 2019.

For more information see here

Thangka Painting Workshop – 6 October 2019

The Centre Culturel Tibétain is happy to invite you once again to a Thangka painting workshop led by Tharpen Lingtsang, the son of Gega Lama, on 6 October 2019. 

For more information, please visit the page of the event here.

Tibetan meditation – 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 organized by Espace Culture that seeks to add a cultural dimension to the main tasks of the University of Luxembourg, namely learning and research.

Discovering inner peace

A series of teachings and fundamentals in meditation

by Lama Jigmé Namgyal

For a general understanding about meditation and how the human mind works

Real meditation has nothing to do with feeling good. Feelings always change. In real meditation one is not disturbed by emotions or feelings, but one can abide in a stable and calm and clear state of mind. This is when meditation brings clarity and leads to recognition of ones true nature which is hidden underneath our continuous flow of thoughts, feelings and emotions, like the sun is hidden behind the clouds. In five sessions Lama Jigmé Namgyal will teach about what real authentic meditation is and what the benefits are. These sessions are open to all, irrespective of religion, background, nationality or experience in meditation.

Subjects: equanimity, Loving-kindness and Compassion. Every session contains a theoretical and practical (guided meditation) part and time for Q&A

  • When: Starting in October
  • Where: Campus Belval

For futher information:

Autumn city retreat in the Netherlands – The Bardos – 18-25 Oct.

The Tibetan Buddhist center Phuntsok Chö Ling in Rotterdam is organizing its Autumn city retreat* from Friday 18 until Friday 25 October 2019

This city retreat* is about the bardos of living and dying. These seven days, filled with teachings and meditation, take place in our temple in Rotterdam from Friday 18th till Friday 25th of October 2019. It’s also possible to attend only the weekend or midweek.

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. 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 week Lama Jigmé will teach about impermanence in order to become more aware of and accepting it. 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.

The retreat is open for everyone. Therefore we appreciate it if you share our email with other people in your network who might be interested in this subject.

Practical information

Friday 18 until Friday 25 October 2019 


  • Weekend Fri – Sun;
  • Midweek Mon – Fri;
  • Full retreat Fri – Fri

Phuntsok Chö Ling, Oostkousdijk 17b, 3024 CL Rotterdam, The Netherlands


  • Friday 18 October 19.30 to 22.00h;
  • Saturday 19 until Friday 25 October: 09.30 to 17.00h

English with simultaneous translation into Dutch

Daily vegetarian / vegan lunch is included

Please note! We offer an early bird discount when booked before 27th of September 2019! 

Please check PCL website for more information and the different prices: For questions or comments, please contact:

* It’s good to realise that what we call a retreat here in the West, strictly speaking and traditionally, is not a real retreat, since we sleep at home or in a hostel or hotel and follow the teachings during the day. For that reason we call the retreats held in our temple ‘city retreats’.

“Impermanence is my best friend, everything is temporary. Everything is like the weather, good and bad, it comes and goes.”

~ Lama Jigmé Namgyal