Lama Jigmé Namgyal was born into a nomad family in Golog, in the eastern part of Tibet, where he studied Buddhism from a young age. His root teacher was Khenpo Jigmé Phuntsok Rinpoche, with whom he studied at the university of Serthar Larung Gar for nine years.
After consulting his teachers, Lama Jigmé Namgyal decided to leave Tibet for Europe.
He founded the Tibetan Cultural Centre in Luxembourg as well as the Phuntsok Chö Ling Buddhist Centre in Rotterdam. Furthermore, he set-up Golog Support Foundation to provide medical care and education in remote areas of Golog, and Compassionate Leadership (Dutch), aimed at bringing ethical decision making into corporate management through training in mindfulness and compassion. This also includes an on-going programme at the Dutch army.
Lama Jigmé has much experience in spiritually accompanying the dying and is also deeply interested in interreligious dialogue. Through his pithy sense of humour, he is able to connect with his Western audience in an open and direct way, and to communicate an experience beyond words.
Discovering inner peace
In order to live a life that is fulfilled and happy, we need to experience the mind’s inner peace. The various problems that we face, whether at work, with our families or due to inner anxieties, may at times seem endless. However, it is possible to discover an inner space wherein these difficulties begin to lose their hold on us. For that, we need to learn to relax from within and to allow our mind to rest.
The path to cultivating inner peace is fundamental to being human – there is no distinction by religious, cultural or social background. This place is open to all.
Beginners and advanced participants are equally welcome.