The Moment of Death: Cause of Fear or Opportunity?

The Centre Culturel Tibétain is happy to announce that Lama Jigme Namgyal will give a public lecture on the subject “The Moment of Death: Cause of Fear or Opportunity?”. The lecture will be translated into English by Dr. Dylan Esler.

Please register here.

The Moment of Death: Cause of Fear or Opportunity?

Whether we like it or not, death concerns each and everyone of us. It is not an if but rather a when and a how. According to the Buddha’s teachings, when we die our body returns to dust, yet our consciousness continues. Consciousness is the basic sense of being ‘me’, which in Buddhism is understood as a continuous process of self-grasping. It is this sense of self that is the cause of experiencing both happiness and suffering – in this life, at death, and afterwards. The implication is that, unlike what is taught in other religions, our fate at death is not dependent on divine intervention, but is rather the result of the actions and thoughts that constitute the habits of our consciousness. 

As human beings, we have a unique opportunity to prepare for the moment of death. It is like entering a battlefield or other challenging situation: if we are well prepared, there is less cause for concern. Preparing for death means understanding the ways our minds are conditioned by habit. It also means that we can learn to change our habits and to decondition our mind. Through the practice of meditation, we can discover the lasting freedom of inner peace. Far from being a cause of fear, death becomes an opportunity, then, to uncover the true nature of mind, which is beyond habitual conditioning.

Language: Tibetan and 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).

Saturday, 3 December: 15:00-17:00
Doors open at 14.30.

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: 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:

If you have any questions please write to

Chöd Studyweek – 14 to 21 October – Rotterdam (PCL)

Deep teachings on Dudjom Lingpa’s Chöd

During 8 days Lama Jigmé will be teaching about 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. These 8 days will allow you to gain self-experience and in thorough understanding of the teachings.

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 week can be followed by anyone who has sufficient knowledge of the basic principles of Buddhism. Because Chöd is a very profound and powerful practice, it is therefore not suitable for people with mental challenges or people who are emotionally unstable. Please act responsible. When in doubt, please contact us.

Practical information

Location: Phuntsok Chö Ling, Oostkousdijk 17B, 3024 CL Rotterdam, Netherlands
Date: Friday 14 to Friday 21 October 2022
Times: Friday, October 14: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM; Saturday 15 to Friday 21 October: 09.30 a.m. – 1 p.m.


  • Only the full 8 days*
  • If this is one of your first classes with Lama Jigmé, please indicate your prior knowledge and background in Buddhism when you register.

* If this is really not possible, please state the reason when you register so that this can be discussed with Lama Jigmé well in advance.

Language: English with possible simultaneous translation into Dutch, please contact the organization before applying if you are dependent on the translation.

Lunch: no lunch is included, but coffee, tea and snacks are included.
Prices: discounts are possible, see the options when registering.

In Tibetan Buddhism it is tradition that students make an additional donation to their teachers for special teachings. For example, such donations can be made directly to the Phuntsok Namgyal Ling Foundation. With this you contribute to Lama Jigmé’s project to buy a piece of land where practitioners can do serious retreats and studies.

For questions or comments, please contact:


Mental Health Week – Meditation instructions and discussion with Lama Jigmé Namgyal

To mark the Mental Health Week of the WHO, Lama Jigmé will hold a special meditation session at the Centre Culturel Tibétain.

Mental peace in challenging times – meditation instructions and discussion

Centre Culturel Tibétain
1, rue Charlotte Engels
Luxembourg, L-1482

Date and Time:
Monday, 10 October 2022 –  17:00 – 18:00


Free event. No registration required. Donation is welcome

Introduction to Phowa, Luxembourg, 1-2 October 2022

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.

Please register through the following  link:

In January 2023, Lama Jigmé and Phuntsokcholing will organize a 5-day Phowa studyweek in the Netherlands. If you want to participate, you should follow this introduction first, unless you have previously received Phowa instruction from Lama Jigmé.

Practical information
The teachings will not be streamed online
Participation is only possible for the whole weekend, not for single days

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

Time: Saturday 13:00 – 18:00 
            Sunday   10:00 – 13:00

Language: English

Price:  Donating members of CCT and members of PCL: 45 €
            Regular members of CCT: 54 €
            Non-members: 60 €
Fees shouldn’t be an obstacle. Please contact us if there is a problem.

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 2022

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.

Monday Course – Bodhicaryavatara

The classic treatise, the Bodhicaryavatara by Shantideva was written 700 A.D. in Sanskrit, nowadays often translated as “A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life”. It is the most widely read, practiced, and cited text in the whole Tibetan Buddhist tradition. H.H. the Dalai Lama says that this text is the primary source of most of the Tibetan Buddhist literature on the cultivation of altruism and that it teaches the complete Mahayana path to enlightenment.
Shantideva, a Buddhist monk at Nalanda Monastic University in India, where he also composed this text, is one of the most renowned and esteemed figures in the entire history of Mahayana Buddhism.
The Bodhicaryavatara has ten chapters dedicated to the development of bodhicitta (the mind of enlightenment) through the practice of the six perfections (Skt. Pāramitās). 

Please find here the information regarding this course.