Dec
26
Thu
2019
Luxembourg Phowa retreat – Winter 2019 @ Centre Culturel Tibétain
Dec 26 @ 2:00 pm – Dec 30 @ 1:30 pm

 Winter Retreat: Phowa – Transference of consciousness 
 
Phowa, 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.
However, due to the depth of the teachings, the retreat is intended for committed students who have a background in meditation.

When: 26 – 30 December 2019

On Thursday 26 December, the teachings will be given in the afternoon from 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. 
On the other days, the teachings will be given in the morning from 10.00 a.m. to 1.30 pm.
 
Language: teachings will be given in English
 
Where:
1, rue Charlotte Engels, L-1482 Luxembourg – space is limited, please register as soon as possible.
 
Price:  54 € /week for donating members of CCT and members of PCL 
            64,8 € /week for regular members of CCT
            72 € /week for non-members
 
Please note that these prices do not include donation to Lama Jigmé, which is to be given directly to him (suggested donation: 30 euros)
 
Also, it does not comprise the costs for accommodation and food. 
 
Tips for accommodation:
http://youthhostels.lu/en/youth-hostels/youth-hostel-luxembourg
http://www.campingmamer.eu/ (7,5 km from rue Charlotte Engels)
http://www.ccclv.lu/site/index.php/en/ (Kockelscheuer Camping) – (7,7 km from rue Charlotte Engels)
 
Information and registration: retreat@tibetculture.lu
 
Please register by sending an email to retreat@tibetculture.lu before 8 December 2019.
 
Please note that the number of available places is limited (max. 30 participants). Your participation will be confirmed only once you have transferred the payment of the participation fee to the Centre’s account:

IBAN: LU79 1111 2413 8246 0000 / BIC: CCPLLULL,
Centre Culturel Tibétain, Asbl
Reference: Phowa retreat 2019 (with your name)

Mar
1
Sun
2020
Tenzin Pamo 1 March 2020 at the CCT
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jun
19
Sat
2021
Finding inner peace in difficult times – 19/20 June
Jun 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Finding inner peace in difficult times - 19/20 June

The Centre Culturel Tibétain is happy to announce an online weekend teaching by Lama Jigmé Namgyal on Finding Inner Peace in Difficult Times. The teachings will be given online.

Finding inner peace in difficult times

The current pandemic has created a lot of suffering and uncertainty in people’s lives. While some of these issues are clearly beyond our control, learning how to deal with such uncertainty is critical to our own mental health and well-being. Through meditation it is possible to discover inner peace and thus to learn to handle such difficult situations more calmly, rather than reacting with fear and panic.

When our mind becomes more peaceful and serene, this also has positive repercussions on our bodily health. We thus become more attuned to the need to take care of our body, for example by sleeping properly and eating a healthy diet. When we are well rested rather than exhausted due to anxiety and worry, we are less vulnerable. The process of finding inner peace involves regaining control over our own mind, so that we are not swayed by the power of negative emotions. Such negative emotions are like an inner virus in that they destroy our sense of well-being. Cultivating inner peace and gaining greater control over our mind has many practical advantages, since it enables us to face the problems in our daily lives – whether they be linked to our family or work-related – in a more efficient, clear-sighted and balanced manner.

This weekend teaching is open to everyone who would like to discover the benefits of finding inner peace in these challenging times.

Language: Lama Jigme will be teaching in his mother language Tibetan, with translation into English by Dr. Dylan Esler.

Where: Online. You will receive a zoom link.

When:
Saturday, 19 June: 10:00-13:00
Sunday, 20 June:   10:00-13:00

Price:
Non-members: 50 €/weekend
Sustaining members of CCT: 45 €/weekend
Donating members of CCT and PCL:  37.5 €/weekend
Students, unemployed, retired: 25 €/weekend

Please register through this link

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

IBAN: LU79 1111 2413 8246 0000 / BIC: CCPLLULL,
Centre Culturel Tibétain, Asbl
Reference: Finding inner peace (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.

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

Jun
20
Sun
2021
Finding inner peace in difficult times – 19/20 June
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Finding inner peace in difficult times - 19/20 June

The Centre Culturel Tibétain is happy to announce an online weekend teaching by Lama Jigmé Namgyal on Finding Inner Peace in Difficult Times. The teachings will be given online.

Finding inner peace in difficult times

The current pandemic has created a lot of suffering and uncertainty in people’s lives. While some of these issues are clearly beyond our control, learning how to deal with such uncertainty is critical to our own mental health and well-being. Through meditation it is possible to discover inner peace and thus to learn to handle such difficult situations more calmly, rather than reacting with fear and panic.

When our mind becomes more peaceful and serene, this also has positive repercussions on our bodily health. We thus become more attuned to the need to take care of our body, for example by sleeping properly and eating a healthy diet. When we are well rested rather than exhausted due to anxiety and worry, we are less vulnerable. The process of finding inner peace involves regaining control over our own mind, so that we are not swayed by the power of negative emotions. Such negative emotions are like an inner virus in that they destroy our sense of well-being. Cultivating inner peace and gaining greater control over our mind has many practical advantages, since it enables us to face the problems in our daily lives – whether they be linked to our family or work-related – in a more efficient, clear-sighted and balanced manner.

This weekend teaching is open to everyone who would like to discover the benefits of finding inner peace in these challenging times.

Language: Lama Jigme will be teaching in his mother language Tibetan, with translation into English by Dr. Dylan Esler.

Where: Online. You will receive a zoom link.

When:
Saturday, 19 June: 10:00-13:00
Sunday, 20 June:   10:00-13:00

Price:
Non-members: 50 €/weekend
Sustaining members of CCT: 45 €/weekend
Donating members of CCT and PCL:  37.5 €/weekend
Students, unemployed, retired: 25 €/weekend

Please register through this link

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

IBAN: LU79 1111 2413 8246 0000 / BIC: CCPLLULL,
Centre Culturel Tibétain, Asbl
Reference: Finding inner peace (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.

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

Nov
20
Sat
2021
Public Lecture: Buddhism, a Science of the Mind 20/11 @ Centre Jean XXIII
Nov 20 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Public Lecture: Buddhism, a Science of the Mind 20/11 @ Centre Jean XXIII

Buddhism, a Science of the Mind

Buddhism is often portrayed as a religion. While it does indeed share common features associated with the world religions, it would be a mistake to reduce it to that. Buddhism differs from other religions in that it does not place its hopes in external gods, preferring instead to focus on the mind as the source of both suffering and happiness. Above all else, Buddhism is a science of the mind, and many of its procedures involve examining the mind according to logical criteria. Whereas, generally speaking, science is concerned with the external world, Buddhism is thus a science focused on an invisible and inner ‘object’. Where it differs from science, at least according to the habitual understanding of the term, is that it focuses on the mind not as an external object localized in the brain to be analysed with machines (as in the way neuroscientists frequently approach it), but as an inner, lived reality. This implies that understanding the mind cannot be based on a third-person approach: we need to look at and examine our own mind, and nobody can do this for us. This approach thus involves personal experience and is based on taking responsibility for our own mental well-being. The practices of mind training and of meditation help us to control our mind and to familiarize ourselves with it, allowing us thereby to recognize its deeper nature.

Dates: Saturday, 20 November from 14:00 to 17:30

Where: Centre Jean XXIII, 52 rue Jules Wilhelm, L-2728 Luxembourg, and online

(There are two attendance options: Online via Zoom webinar or attend the lecture in person)

Language: English (Lama Jigme will be teaching in his mother language Tibetan, with translation into English by Dr. Dylan Esler)

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 CCT and PCL: 12 €

CovidCheck
With a view to ensure a safe environment, while still allowing a good number of participants, we opted to have the CovidCheck system in place. People will be asked to provide a CovidCheck certificate (EU Digital COVID Certificate – EU DCC) certifying that the registered user:

– has been vaccinated against COVID-19
– received a negative COVID-19 test result
– recovered from COVID-19

Please notice that as from November 1, the rapid antigen tests made in situ are no longer valid under the CovidCheck system.

If you do not have a certificate or do not wish to be tested, you can still register to follow the lecture online.

Please register online here before 18 November 2021.