We are happy to announce that the Tibetan Buddhist center Phuntsok Chö Ling is organizing a weekend in which Lama Jigmé Namgyal will give an introduction to the practice of Phowa.
The Practice of Phowa
Introduction weekend with Lama Jigmé Namgyal
Everything that is born will die at a certain moment, that is a universal truth. Whether we live in the west or east, being an atheist, a believer or a Buddhist, poor or rich, possessing great prestige or not – it makes no difference. Usually the death of someone we care about or the confrontation with our own mortality is something that overtakes us. We are left empty-handed because we often do not know how to deal with this existential suffering.
From the teachings of the Buddha we can learn that it is possible to prepare ourselves for this. From his meticulous and thorough research on which his teachings are based, it appears that only the physical body dies and the consciousness always remains present. The training in Phowa, also called ‘the transfer of consciousness’, gives us the opportunity to prepare for our death. Phowa is an extraordinarily strong and fast method in which we practice the ultimate release during our dying and learn to have peace with the daily transience of everything around us.
This day is meant for people who want to know more about this method and the underlying wisdom. Knowledge of Buddhism or experience with meditation is not necessary, the method is suitable for everyone.
For people who wish to further explore this topic, Lama Jigmé will give a Phowa retreat in Luxembourg at the end of this year. If you want to participate, it is advisable to follow this introduction first, unless you have previously received Phowa instruction from Lama Jigmé. The introductory day is also required for the biweekly practice of Phowa in our center in Rotterdam.
If you have any questions or perhaps doubts about whether this weekend suits you well, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
On Friday evening lama Jigmé will start with an opening teaching. On Saturday he will continue the introduction to the practice of Phowa, followed by a group-practice. On Sunday the focus is group-practice, led by some senior students of lama Jigmé.
Lama Jigmé teaches in English.
Prices for the complete weekend, including lunch on Saturday and Sunday:
Regular: € 87,50
Regular minimum: € 75
Members: € 62,50
Member minimum: € 50
Prices for Friday and Saturday:
Regular: € 52,50
Regular minimum: € 45
Members: € 37,50
Member minimum: € 30