Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche (1933–2004) was an extraordinary master whose exceptional determination, compassion and foresightedness helped preserve, transmit and revive Buddhist teachings in Tibet at a time when they were in danger of near extinction.
In this class we will delve into some of the pith instructions given by Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok, related to various central topics of the Buddhist path of spiritual realization: how to cultivate compassion and devotion, how to deepen one’s experience of meditation, how to avoid pitfalls that can occur along the path, as well as practical down-to-earth advice on skilfully leading a meaningful life in today’s world.
Lama Jigmé Namgyal, who spent nine years studying under Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok’s direction at the Buddhist university of Serthar Larung Gar which he founded, will share some of his root teacher’s pith instructions during this course. It is a rare privilege to be able to receive such instructions, which speak to the heart and show the timeless relevance of these teachings to our lives.
Students are encouraged to get a copy of the following book:
Jigme Phuntsok, Always Present: The Luminous Wisdom of Jigme Phunstok, Edited by Khenpo Sodargye, Boston: Snow Lion, 2015.
The course is intended for those who are seriously interested in the subject and who are committed to attending the entire course (6 months), as the classes build upon each other.
Teacher: Lama Jigmé
Language: English (occasionally translated from Tibetan into English by Dylan Esler)
Dates: Mondays from 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.
May: 2 (Tuesday), 8, 22, 29
June: 12, 19, 26
July: 3, 10
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: €150 (€135 for regular members, €75 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.
Please pay by bank transfer to the Centre’s account:
IBAN: LU79 1111 2413 8246 0000 / BIC: CCPLLULL,
Centre Culturel Tibétain, Asbl
Reference: Monday Course, Spring 2017