Dec
3
Sat
2022
The Moment of Death: Cause of Fear or Opportunity? @ Centre Jean XXIII
Dec 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Moment of Death: Cause of Fear or Opportunity? @ Centre Jean XXIII

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. It is possible to follow the lecture online if you cannot be present at the venue.

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).

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

Price:
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: https://www.tibetculture.lu/v2/2022-dec-public-lecture-the-moment-of-death-cause-of-fear-or-opportunity/

If you have any questions please write to info@tibetculture.lu

Feb
3
Fri
2023
Chöd study weekend – 3-5 February Luxembourg
Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 5 @ 1:00 pm
Chöd study weekend - 3-5 February Luxembourg

We are happy to announce that the CCT is organizing a Chöd study weekend in Luxembourg from Friday 3 to Sunday 5 February 2023

Deep teachings on Dudjom Lingpa’s Chöd

Lama Jigmé will be teaching on 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.

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 weekend can be followed by those who have previously received the Chöd teachings from Lama Jigmé. However, if you have already some knowledge of Chöd and would like to follow, please contact us.

Practical information

Registration is only possible until 15 January! Participants will have to attend in person for the full weekend.

Location: 
Centre «Les Etangs», 33, rue de Larochette, L- 7661 Medernach (www.doctrine.lu/medernach) 

Date: Friday 3 to Sunday 5 February 2023
Time: Friday 3: 6:00 PM to Sunday 5: 1:00 PM
It is not possible to attend online.

Language:  English

Prices:
The following prices include full board (2 nights, dinner on Friday, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday). Meals are either vegetarian or non-vegetarian; there is no vegan option.
Single occupancy: 250 euros per person
Double occupancy: 240 euros per person

Please note that places are limited, so register as soon as possible.
Register here
 

In Tibetan Buddhism it is a tradition that students make an additional donation to their teachers for special teachings. For this Chöd teaching, such donations can be done 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.

Feb
26
Sun
2023
Losar Celebration at the Centre @ Centre Culturel Tibétain
Feb 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Losar Celebration at the Centre @ Centre Culturel Tibétain

Happy Losar! May the year 2023, the year of the Water Hare/Rabbit, be full of peace and happiness for all.

Please join us for a Losar celebration at our Centre!

Date:       Sunday, 26 February, 2023
Time:       16:00 – 18:00
Place:       Centre Culturel Tibétain
Address:  1, rue Charlotte Engels, L-1482
                  Luxembourg

We will be celebrating with food and drink as a potluck festivity:  please bring your favorite food and/or beverages to share! 

Friends, family and children are welcome to join us! We look forward to celebrating together as a sangha the fresh beginnings of the new year.

May this new year bring auspicious benefit to everyone!

Apr
22
Sat
2023
Tibetan dance classes @ Centre Culturel Tibétain
Apr 22 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Tibetan dance classes @ Centre Culturel Tibétain

We are pleased to announce that the Tibetan Cultural Centre will be organizing a Tibetan dance class. Tibetan dance is an integral part of the richness of Tibetan culture and represents a joyful way to connect with the vibrant heritage of the Tibetan people. Traditionally, such dances are performed on different occasions and celebrations throughout the year, and these dances have also succeeded in adapting to new styles while preserving their distinct character. The class is open to everyone, regardless of background, age or experience. Beginners welcome! All you need is an interest to learn and experience this unique aspect of Tibetan life.

The teacher

Passang Dolma is a native Tibetan, born and brought up in India. She completed her education at the C.S.T. Darjeeling, and before moving to Europe she worked for several years as a computer graphic trainer in Bangalore. She has also worked as assistant on various Tibetological projects.

Date:         Saturday, 24 June, 2023 (more classes will follow from September onwards).
Time:        16:30 – 18:30
Place:       Centre Culturel Tibétain
Address:  1, rue Charlotte Engels, L-1482 
                  Luxembourg  (entry at the back of the building, through the common garden)
Price:        €15

Please register through the following link: https://www.tibetculture.lu/v2/2023-tibetan-dance-class-1-july
Feel free to reach out if you have any questions through the following email: info@tibetculture.lu

 

May
6
Sat
2023
Tibetan dance classes @ Centre Culturel Tibétain
May 6 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Tibetan dance classes @ Centre Culturel Tibétain

We are pleased to announce that the Tibetan Cultural Centre will be organizing a Tibetan dance class. Tibetan dance is an integral part of the richness of Tibetan culture and represents a joyful way to connect with the vibrant heritage of the Tibetan people. Traditionally, such dances are performed on different occasions and celebrations throughout the year, and these dances have also succeeded in adapting to new styles while preserving their distinct character. The class is open to everyone, regardless of background, age or experience. Beginners welcome! All you need is an interest to learn and experience this unique aspect of Tibetan life.

The teacher

Passang Dolma is a native Tibetan, born and brought up in India. She completed her education at the C.S.T. Darjeeling, and before moving to Europe she worked for several years as a computer graphic trainer in Bangalore. She has also worked as assistant on various Tibetological projects.

Date:         Saturday, 24 June, 2023 (more classes will follow from September onwards).
Time:        16:30 – 18:30
Place:       Centre Culturel Tibétain
Address:  1, rue Charlotte Engels, L-1482 
                  Luxembourg  (entry at the back of the building, through the common garden)
Price:        €15

Please register through the following link: https://www.tibetculture.lu/v2/2023-tibetan-dance-class-1-july
Feel free to reach out if you have any questions through the following email: info@tibetculture.lu