Jun
1
Wed
2022
Principles of ethical conduct: How to lead a life of goodness (cont.)
Jun 1 @ 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. Newcomers are welcome but Lama wants students to be serious, committed and to follow the course until the end.

Dates: Wednesdays from 7 pm to 9 pm

April:    20, 27
May:     4, 11, 18
June:    1, 8

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

Where: Online until further notice. Zoom link will be shared prior to the start of the course.

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

Price: €105 (€94.5 for sustaining members, €52.5 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: Spring 2022 (Wednesday, your name)

Please register online here.

Jun
6
Mon
2022
The Twelve Links of Interdependent Origination (cont.)
Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Twelve Links of Interdependent Origination (cont.)

by Lama Jigmé Namgyal

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 only offered to students who have attended the Monday class in the previous term (Winter 2022).

Dates: Mondays from 7 pm to 9 pm

April:   18, 25
May:     2, 9, 16, 30
June:    6

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

Where: Online until further notice. Zoom link will be shared prior to the start of the course.

Language: English

Price: €105 (€94.5 for sustaining members, €52.5 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: Spring 2022 (Monday, your name)

Please register online here.

Jun
8
Wed
2022
Principles of ethical conduct: How to lead a life of goodness (cont.)
Jun 8 @ 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. Newcomers are welcome but Lama wants students to be serious, committed and to follow the course until the end.

Dates: Wednesdays from 7 pm to 9 pm

April:    20, 27
May:     4, 11, 18
June:    1, 8

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

Where: Online until further notice. Zoom link will be shared prior to the start of the course.

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

Price: €105 (€94.5 for sustaining members, €52.5 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: Spring 2022 (Wednesday, your name)

Please register online here.

Sep
12
Mon
2022
Bodhicaryavatara
Sep 12 @ 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, 21, 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
14
Wed
2022
Principles of ethical conduct: How to lead a life of goodness (cont.)
Sep 14 @ 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, 23, 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.