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
(if you want to follow online, we will send you a zoom link).
Saturday, 3 December: 15:00-17:00
Doors open at 14.30.
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,
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