Jan
22
Wed
2020
The Essence of Ngöndro – Bodhicitta @ Centre Culturel Tibétain
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Essence of Ngöndro - Bodhicitta @ Centre Culturel Tibétain | Luxembourg | Distrikt Lëtzebuerg | Luxembourg

The Ngöndro practice is very important for purifying negative karma and to generate wisdom. 
 
Our mind is often compared to a field, with the potential to bring forth bountiful harvest of wisdom and compassion. For the seeds of listening to teachings to grow easily and quickly, the field needs to be properly prepared: purifying negative karmic imprints is similar to clearing the field of rocks and debris, while enriching our mind with positive potential is similar to irrigating and fertilizing the field. The purpose of preliminary practices is thus to clear and enrich our minds, allowing our practice to progress smoothly and our heart to become the path to enlightenment. This process of clearing and enriching has multiple functions:
It clears away the karmic debris from previous unskillful actions that obscures our mind from understanding the Dharma. Sometimes we go to teachings and doze off. Other times we are distracted by the monkey mind chasing one thing after another. Sometimes we are awake and listen, but we don’t understand very much. Other times we listen to teachings and are filled with doubt or anger. These kinds of obscurations are cleared away by the preliminary practices and when we listen to teachings they are able to touch our hearts deeply.

  • making prostrations remove the obscurations associated with the body
  • taking refuge in the Buddha as the guide, the truth of his teaching (the Dharma) as the path, and the example of his practitioners (the Sangha) as companions on the path, so awakening a confidence and trust in our own inner buddha nature;
  • giving birth to love and compassion—bodhichitta, the heart of the enlightened mind—and training the mind to work with ourselves, with others, and with the difficulties of life;
  • accumulating merit and wisdom by developing universal generosity and creating auspicious circumstances, through the mandala offering; removes obscurations associated with mind
  • finally, in the practice of guru yoga, which is the most crucial, moving and powerful practice of all, we unite our mind with the wisdom mind of all the buddhas and so awaken the wisdom of realization. Removes the obscurations of all three: body, speech and mind
  • Phowa
  • Chöd

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

Teacher: Lama Jigme Namgyal

Dates: Wednesdays from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm

January:   8, 15, 22, 29 (Lama in India; study and meditation practice)
February:  5, 12 (19, 26 Carnival holiday no class)
March:      4, 11, 18, 25
April:         1

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

Place: 1, rue Charlotte Engels L-1482 Luxembourg

Language: English

Price: €140 (€126 for sustaining members, €70 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, Winter 2020 (your name)

Jan
26
Sun
2020
Beginning the path of meditation @ Centre Culturel Tibétain
Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Beginning the path of meditation @ Centre Culturel Tibétain | 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.
Lama Jigmé’s teachings will be accompanied by periodic sessions dedicated to meditation practice led by the Centre’s facilitators.

Dates: Sundays from 6 pm to 8 pm

January:   5, 12, 19, 26 (Lama in India; group meditation practice)
February:  2, 9 (16, 23 Carnival holiday, no class)
March:      1, 8, 15, 22, 29

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

Place: 1, rue Charlotte Engels L-1482 Luxembourg

Language: English

Price: €140 (€126  for sustaining members, €70 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, Winter 2020 (your name)

Jan
27
Mon
2020
The Twelve Links of Interdependent Origination @ Centre Culturel Tibétain
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Twelve Links of Interdependent Origination @ Centre Culturel Tibétain

The Buddha taught that this phenomenal world follows the process of interdependent origination in which one action or event causes another event, which causes another event, and so on. Interdependent origination explains how the happiness and suffering in our present life is the result of our previous actions, and how this process proceeds through twelve links. 
Although on the ultimate level things are emptiness, without inherent existence, on the conventional or relative level things manifest because of each other. Or in other words, they depend upon each other, they originate one from another. Lama Jigmé will explain in a very practical and straightforward way the teachings on the Twelve Links of Interdependent Origination, which will help us to get a better understanding of the interdependence of the way things originate and their dependence on each other. 

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

Teacher: Lama Jigmé

Dates: Mondays from 7 pm to 9 pm

January:   6, 13, 20, 27 (Lama in India; study and meditation practice)
February:  3, 10 (17, 24 Carnival holiday, no class)
March:      2, 9, 16, 23, 30

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

Place: 1, rue Charlotte Engels L-1482 Luxembourg 

Language: English

Price: €140 (€126  for sustaining members, €70 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, Winter 2020 (your name)

Jan
29
Wed
2020
The Essence of Ngöndro – Bodhicitta @ Centre Culturel Tibétain
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Essence of Ngöndro - Bodhicitta @ Centre Culturel Tibétain | Luxembourg | Distrikt Lëtzebuerg | Luxembourg

The Ngöndro practice is very important for purifying negative karma and to generate wisdom. 
 
Our mind is often compared to a field, with the potential to bring forth bountiful harvest of wisdom and compassion. For the seeds of listening to teachings to grow easily and quickly, the field needs to be properly prepared: purifying negative karmic imprints is similar to clearing the field of rocks and debris, while enriching our mind with positive potential is similar to irrigating and fertilizing the field. The purpose of preliminary practices is thus to clear and enrich our minds, allowing our practice to progress smoothly and our heart to become the path to enlightenment. This process of clearing and enriching has multiple functions:
It clears away the karmic debris from previous unskillful actions that obscures our mind from understanding the Dharma. Sometimes we go to teachings and doze off. Other times we are distracted by the monkey mind chasing one thing after another. Sometimes we are awake and listen, but we don’t understand very much. Other times we listen to teachings and are filled with doubt or anger. These kinds of obscurations are cleared away by the preliminary practices and when we listen to teachings they are able to touch our hearts deeply.

  • making prostrations remove the obscurations associated with the body
  • taking refuge in the Buddha as the guide, the truth of his teaching (the Dharma) as the path, and the example of his practitioners (the Sangha) as companions on the path, so awakening a confidence and trust in our own inner buddha nature;
  • giving birth to love and compassion—bodhichitta, the heart of the enlightened mind—and training the mind to work with ourselves, with others, and with the difficulties of life;
  • accumulating merit and wisdom by developing universal generosity and creating auspicious circumstances, through the mandala offering; removes obscurations associated with mind
  • finally, in the practice of guru yoga, which is the most crucial, moving and powerful practice of all, we unite our mind with the wisdom mind of all the buddhas and so awaken the wisdom of realization. Removes the obscurations of all three: body, speech and mind
  • Phowa
  • Chöd

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

Teacher: Lama Jigme Namgyal

Dates: Wednesdays from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm

January:   8, 15, 22, 29 (Lama in India; study and meditation practice)
February:  5, 12 (19, 26 Carnival holiday no class)
March:      4, 11, 18, 25
April:         1

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

Place: 1, rue Charlotte Engels L-1482 Luxembourg

Language: English

Price: €140 (€126 for sustaining members, €70 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, Winter 2020 (your name)

Feb
2
Sun
2020
Phowa pratice @ Centre Culturel Tibétain
Feb 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm