When we engage in a spiritual discipline such as the Buddhist path, we do so on a long-term basis, because we recognize that these teachings are valuable both for ourselves and others. Reflecting on the four thoughts – the preciousness of our human life, the reality of impermanence, the ineluctable law of cause and effect, and the unsatisfactoriness of going round in circles – helps us to sustain an abiding interest in the teachings, to stay focused and to distinguish what is trivial from what is essential.
We will be using the following book in the class:
Words of My Perfect Teacher: A Complete Translation of a Classic Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism, by Patrul Rinpoche
Other books you might be interested in:
Khandro Rinpoche, This Precious Life: Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on the Path to Enlightenment, Boston: Shambhala, 2003.
Sogyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, London: Rider, 1992, ch.8, esp. pp.113-116 (= precious human life); ch.1, ch.2, ch.3 (= impermanence); ch.6, esp. pp.92-96 (= karmic cause and effect); ch.2, esp. pp.20f & ch.8, esp. pp.112f (= sufferings of cyclic existence).
This course is intended for those who have already followed the basic meditation course or who have already a grounding in meditation practice.
Teacher: Lama Jigmé Namgyal
Dates: Wednesdays from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm
September: 20, 27
October: 4, 11, 18, 25
15, 22, 29
December: 6, 13
(Due to the travel agenda of Lama Jigmé changes in dates might occur during the course).
Place: 1, rue Charlotte Engels L-1482 Luxembourg
Price: €180 (€162 for regular members, €90 for students/unemployed/retired, free participation for donating members). The price includes all sessions on the above indicated dates. Fees shouldn’t be an obstacle. Please contact us if there is a problem.
Registration: Register by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please pay by bank transfer to the Centre’s account:
IBAN: LU79 1111 2413 8246 0000 / BIC: CCPLLULL,
Centre Culturel Tibétain, Asbl
Reference: Wednesday Course, Autumn 2017