Public lecture by Lama Jigmé Namgyal – Compassion
It is very important to develop compassion for oneself, because it’s the precondition for being able to do so for others. If someone doesn’t meet us lovingly, how can we deal with this? It will be easier for us to give this person compassion instead of love. It’s easier because now we know that this person comes to meet us unlovingly is angry or enraged, is most definitely unhappy. If she were happy, she wouldn’t be angry or enraged. Knowing about the other’s unhappiness makes it easier for us to summon up compassion, especially when we’ve already done so with respect to our own unhappiness.
Open to all!! Members and non-members of Banyan Yoga, irrespective of religion, background or nationalityJ
About Lama Jigmé Namgyal
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 raised Golog Support Foundation to provide medical care and education in remote areas of Golog, and Compassionate Leadership, aimed at bringing ethical decision taking into corporate management through training in mindfulness and compassion. This also includes an on-going program 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 humor, he is able to connect with his Western audience in an open and direct way, and to communicate an experience beyond words.
Love to see you there!