Nov
29
Sun
2020
Beginning the path of meditation @ Online
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Beginning the path of meditation @ Online | Luxembourg | Distrikt Lëtzebuerg | Luxembourg

What is real meditation

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.The course is aimed especially at beginners with no experience in meditation. Lama Jigmé Namgyal will offer wisdom teachings on starting the contemplative path of training one’s mind.

Dates: Sundays from 6 pm to 8 pm

September:    27
October:         4, 25
November:     1, 8, 15, 22, 29
December:     6

(Due to the travel agenda of Lama Jigmé changes in dates might occur during the course).

Where: Online until further notice. Webcast link will be shared prior to the start of the course.

Language: English

Price: €135 (€121.5 for sustaining members, €67.5 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: Sunday Course, Autumn 2020 (your name)

Nov
30
Mon
2020
Introduction on Rimé (Dharma traditions) and the Three Principal Aspects of the Path (by Je Tsonkhapa) @ Online
Nov 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Introduction on Rimé (Dharma traditions) and the Three Principal Aspects of the Path (by Je Tsonkhapa) @ Online

1.  4 weeks introduction on Rimé (Dharma traditions)

Rimé literally means a ‘non-sectarian’ or ‘non-biased’ view. Some people relate this to the idea that all systems are equal, but it actually focuses on recognising the value and benefit of multiple points-of-view from Gelug, Nyigma, Sakya and Kabje traditions. Although these are different schools of Tibetan Buddhism, the essence of their teachings is the same. Through this philosophical approach of Rimé, the great masters of the past were able to discover the definitive meaning of the Buddha’s profound teachings.

2. The Three Principal Aspects of the Path by Je Tsonkhapa

In this text Je Tsongkhapa explains that renunciation, bodhichitta and a correct view of emptiness (voidness) are the three pathways of mind essential for reaching enlightenment through either the sutra and tantra vehicles of practice.1  Lama Tsongkhapa (1357-1419) is the founder of the Gelugpa school of Tibetan Buddhism.

The texts serving as the basis for the course will be:
1. The Four Dharma Traditions of the Land of Tibet by Mipham Rinpoche (www.lotsawahouse.org)
2. Three Principal Aspects of the Path by Je Tsongkhapa Lobzang Drakpa (www.lotsawahouse.org)

1 Source: www.studybuddhism.com

This course is intended for those who have already followed the basic meditation course or who have already a grounding in meditation practice.

Dates: Mondays from 7 pm to 9 pm

September:    14, 21, 28
October:         5, 19, 26
November:     2, 9, 16, 23, 30
December:     7, 14

(Due to the travel agenda of Lama Jigmé changes in dates might occur during the course).

Where: Online until further notice. Webcast link will be shared prior to the start of the course.

Language: English

€195 (€175.5 for sustaining members, €97.5 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, Autumn 2020 (your name)

Dec
2
Wed
2020
Principles of ethical conduct: How to lead a life of goodness @ Online
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Principles of ethical conduct: How to lead a life of goodness @ Online | Luxembourg | Distrikt Lëtzebuerg | Luxembourg

If we wish to lead a life that is fulfilling and successful, and even more so if we seek to go deeper and discover the spiritual meaning of our life, we need to make sure that our conduct is in line with our lofty aspirations. The Buddhist teachings explain very clearly that happiness and success can only be achieved by following certain basic principles of ethical conduct. This is because of the unfailing nature of karmic cause and effect: positive deeds of body, speech and mind produce the seeds of happiness, whereas negative actions are the causes of further suffering. Moreover, those aspiring to follow a spiritual path can only do so based on the accumulations of merit and wisdom, and again ethical conduct is fundamental to our spiritual progress. 

This course will explore the principles of ethical conduct as they apply both to our day-to-day existence and to our spiritual path. The text serving as the basis for the course will be:

Treatise on the Modes of Conduct by the extraordinary Tibetan master and polymath of the 19th century, Mipham Jamyang Namgyal Gyatso (1846-1912).

This course is intended for those who have already followed the basic meditation course or who have already a grounding in meditation practice.

Dates: Wednesdays from 7 pm to 9 pm

September:    16, 23, 30
October:         7, 21, 28
November:     4, 11, 18, 25
December:     2, 9, 16

(Due to the travel agenda of Lama Jigmé changes in dates might occur during the course).

Where: Online until further notice. Webcast link will be shared prior to the start of the course.

Language: English

Price: €195 (€175.5 for sustaining members, €97.5 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: Wednesday Course, Autumn 2020 (your name)

Principles of ethical conduct: How to lead a life of goodness @ Online
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Principles of ethical conduct: How to lead a life of goodness @ Online | Luxembourg | Distrikt Lëtzebuerg | Luxembourg

If we wish to lead a life that is fulfilling and successful, and even more so if we seek to go deeper and discover the spiritual meaning of our life, we need to make sure that our conduct is in line with our lofty aspirations. The Buddhist teachings explain very clearly that happiness and success can only be achieved by following certain basic principles of ethical conduct. This is because of the unfailing nature of karmic cause and effect: positive deeds of body, speech and mind produce the seeds of happiness, whereas negative actions are the causes of further suffering. Moreover, those aspiring to follow a spiritual path can only do so based on the accumulations of merit and wisdom, and again ethical conduct is fundamental to our spiritual progress. 

This course will explore the principles of ethical conduct as they apply both to our day-to-day existence and to our spiritual path. The text serving as the basis for the course will be:

Treatise on the Modes of Conduct by the extraordinary Tibetan master and polymath of the 19th century, Mipham Jamyang Namgyal Gyatso (1846-1912).

This course is intended for those who have already followed the basic meditation course or who have already a grounding in meditation practice.

Dates: Wednesdays from 7 pm to 9 pm

September:    16, 23, 30
October:         7, 21, 28
November:     4, 11, 18, 25
December:     2, 9, 16

(Due to the travel agenda of Lama Jigmé changes in dates might occur during the course).

Where: Online until further notice. Webcast link will be shared prior to the start of the course.

Language: English

Price: €195 (€175.5 for sustaining members, €97.5 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: Wednesday Course, Autumn 2020 (your name)

Dec
5
Sat
2020
The Bardo of life and of dying
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Centre Culturel Tibétain is happy to announce an online weekend teaching by Lama Jigmé Namgyal on the bardo of life and the bardo of dying. The teaching will be given online, through webinar.

The Bardo of life and of dying
 
There is no distinction as to religious, cultural or social background, the truth is that everyone has a life and everyone will die one day. According to the wisdom of Buddha we can actually use our lives to prepare for death. In the Buddhist approach, life and death are seen as one whole, where death is the beginning of another chapter of life. Death is a mirror in which the entire meaning of life is reflected. This view is central to the most ancient school of Tibetan Buddhism.
 
Bardo (Tib. བར་དོ་) is a Tibetan word that simply means a ‘transition’ or a gap between the completion of one situation and the onset of another. ‘Bar’ means ‘in between’ and ‘do’ means ‘suspended’ or ‘thrown’.
 
The word bardo is commonly used to denote the intermediate state between death and rebirth, but in reality, bardos are occurring continuously throughout both life and death, and are junctures when the possibility of liberation, or enlightenment, is heightened.
 
One of the central characteristics of the bardos is that they are periods of deep uncertainty. This uncertainty, which already pervades everything now, becomes even more intense, even more accentuated after we die.
 
During this weekend Lama Jigmé Namgyal will teach about the bardo of life and the bardo of dying.

Language: English.

Where: Online. You will receive a zoom link.

When:
Saturday, 5 December:  10:00-13:00
Sunday, 6 December: 10:00-13:00

Price:
Non-members: 40 €/weekend
Sustaining members of CCT: 36 €/weekend
Donating members of CCT and PCL: 30 €/weekend
Students, unemployed, retired: 15 €/weekend

Please pay by bank transfer to the Centre’s account:

IBAN: LU79 1111 2413 8246 0000 / BIC: CCPLLULL,
Centre Culturel Tibétain, Asbl
Reference: Bardo (and your name)

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.

Please register by sending an email to events@tibetculture.lu