Sep
25
Sun
2022
Beginning the path of meditation
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Beginning the path of meditation
by Lama Jigmé Namgyal

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:  18, 25
October:       9, 30
November:   13, 27
December:    4, 11, 18

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

Where: Centre Culturel Tibétain, 1 Rue Charlotte Engels, 1453 Luxembourg (possibility to follow online if you don’t live in Luxembourg).

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: Autumn 2022 (Sunday, your name)

Please register online here.

Sep
26
Mon
2022
Bodhicaryavatara
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bodhicaryavatara

by Lama Jigmé Namgyal

The classic treatise, the Bodhicaryavatara, by Shantideva was written in 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). 

The coming study year Lama Jigmé Namgyal will give his commentary on this text in the Monday class.

The class is open to all, but Lama Jigmé does expect perseverance, diligence, and self-study from all whom participate and that everyone completes the full study year. At the end of each teaching session there will be the opportunity to ask Lama Jigmé questions regarding this topic. If you are completely new to Lama Jigme’s teachings, then please contact info@tibetculture.lu upon subscribing.

We will be using the translation of the root text by B. Alan Wallace (A Guide To The Bodhisattva Way Of Life, by Shantideva. Translated by Vesna A. Wallace and B. Alan Wallace).

Dates: Mondays from 7 pm to 9 pm

September: 12, 19, 26
October:       3, 10, 24
November:   7, 14, 28
December:   5, 12, 19

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

Where: Centre Culturel Tibétain, 1 Rue Charlotte Engels, 1453 Luxembourg (possibility to follow online if you don’t live in Luxembourg).

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: Autumn 2022 (Monday, your name)

Please register online here.

Sep
28
Wed
2022
Principles of ethical conduct: How to lead a life of goodness (cont.)
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Principles of ethical conduct: How to lead a life of goodness (cont.)

(Newcomers are welcome)
 

by Lama Jigmé Namgyal (with translation by Dr. Dylan Esler)

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 explores 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 is “A Treatise on Ethics for Kings: An Ornament for Rulers” written by the extraordinary Tibetan master and polymath of the 19th century, Jamgön Ju Mipham Gyatso (1846-1912). The English translation can be found in José Cabezón’s book “The Just King: The Tibetan Buddhist Classic on Leading an Ethical Life”, but you do not need the text to follow the teachings.

This course is intended for those who have already followed the basic meditation course or who have already a grounding in meditation practice, but newcomers are welcome.

Dates: Wednesdays from 7 pm to 9 pm

September: 14, 21, 28
October:       5, 12, 26
November:   9, 16, 30
December:   7, 14, 21

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

Where: Centre Culturel Tibétain, 1 Rue Charlotte Engels, 1453 Luxembourg (possibility to follow online if you don’t live in Luxembourg).

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: Autumn 2022 (Wednesday, your name)

Please register online here.

Oct
1
Sat
2022
Introduction to Phowa, Luxembourg, 1-2 October 2022 @ Centre Culturel Tibétain
Oct 1 @ 1:00 pm – Oct 2 @ 1:15 pm
Introduction to Phowa, Luxembourg, 1-2 October 2022 @ Centre Culturel Tibétain

The Centre Culturel Tibétain is happy to announce that it is organizing a special weekend from Saturday 1 to Sunday 2 October 2022 in Luxembourg during which Lama Jigmé will teach the basics of Phowa. The teachings will take place at the CCT.

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: https://www.tibetculture.lu/v2/weekend-teaching-2022-introduction-to-phowa-luxembourg-1-2-october-2022/

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.

Oct
3
Mon
2022
Bodhicaryavatara
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bodhicaryavatara

by Lama Jigmé Namgyal

The classic treatise, the Bodhicaryavatara, by Shantideva was written in 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). 

The coming study year Lama Jigmé Namgyal will give his commentary on this text in the Monday class.

The class is open to all, but Lama Jigmé does expect perseverance, diligence, and self-study from all whom participate and that everyone completes the full study year. At the end of each teaching session there will be the opportunity to ask Lama Jigmé questions regarding this topic. If you are completely new to Lama Jigme’s teachings, then please contact info@tibetculture.lu upon subscribing.

We will be using the translation of the root text by B. Alan Wallace (A Guide To The Bodhisattva Way Of Life, by Shantideva. Translated by Vesna A. Wallace and B. Alan Wallace).

Dates: Mondays from 7 pm to 9 pm

September: 12, 19, 26
October:       3, 10, 24
November:   7, 14, 28
December:   5, 12, 19

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

Where: Centre Culturel Tibétain, 1 Rue Charlotte Engels, 1453 Luxembourg (possibility to follow online if you don’t live in Luxembourg).

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: Autumn 2022 (Monday, your name)

Please register online here.