Lama Ole Nydahl comes from Denmark. He is one of the few Westerners fully qualified as a Lama and meditation teacher in the Karma Kagyu tradition – a Buddhist school under the spiritual guidance of the 17th Karmapa Thaye Dorje. In 1969, Ole Nydahl and his wife Hannah became the first Western students of the greatest meditation master of his time, the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa.
Since 1970s, at the request of the 16th Karmapa, Lama Ole has been travelling in the countries with a western culture, transmitting Buddhism knowledge and establishing lay Diamond Way Buddhist centres. His profound experience, depth of knowledge and dynamic teachings inspire thousands of people at his lectures and meditation retreats. During his lectures, you can hear basic information about Buddhism and learn how it can help in everyday life. You can also take part in a meditation and take Buddhist Refuge, if you wish.
Lama Ole Nydahl is the author of many books on Buddhism, which have been reprinted many times and translated into many languages. Most well-known are The Way Things Are, Entering the Diamond Way, Riding the Tiger, Great Seal, Buddha and Love and Fearless Death.
Lecture by Lama Ole in Europe Center during International Summer Course, Germany 2012
Lopön Tsechu Rinpoche, Hannah Nydahl and Lama Ole, Kassel 1999
16th Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, Hannah and Ole Nydahl, Copenhagen, 1970s
17th Karmapa Thaye Dorje and Lama Ole Nydahl, Europe Center 2015
Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche and Lama Ole Nydahl in Bodhgaya, India 2016
16th Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, Hannah and Ole Nydahl, Austria 1977
IASE Hall, ul. Wystawowa 1
20:00 - An introductory lecture by Lama Ole Nydahl
Centennial Hall, ul. Wystawowa 1
13:00 - Lecture by Lama Ole Nydahl
21:00 - Lecture by Lama Ole Nydahl
Centennial Hall, ul. Wystawowa 1
12:00 - Lecture by Lama Ole Nydahl
Please keep in mind that the program may change!
The program will be held in Centennial Hall, a place known for biggest exhibitions, culture and sport events in Wroclaw. It is situated near the city centre and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
ul. Wystawowa 1
In Polish it is called "Hala Stulecia"
Tram 2, Bus 145 (direction Sepolno) or Bus 146 (direction Bartoszowice). Get off at bus stop "Hala Stulecia" (it takes about 20 minutes)
Bus 406 direction Dworcowa, on Dworcowa stop change to 145 (direction Sepolno) or 146 (direction Bartoszowice) to Hala Stulecia bus stop (takes about 50 minutes)
If you want stay overnight (Fri-Sat, Sat-Sun) in sleeping hall next to the Centennial Hall please bring your own sleeping bag and mat.
We also recommend using the booking.com service or private apartments at www.airbnb.com
Those hostels offer a discount for the course participants:
Pl. Orląt Lwowskich 20a
Locomotive Hostel is located in the historical building of Swiebodzki Railway Station approx. 600m from the Wrocław‘s Buddhist Centre and approx. 900m from the Market Square. Parking spaces are provided in front of the hostel. Daily prices vary from 30 PLN to 75 PLN. A wristband confirming participation in the course entitles to 20% discount. From 7th to 9th of April the hostel is reserved for course participants only, so that no online booking is available. Please book by phone: +48 537 040 098. Password for reservations: „108”
ul. Kazimierza Wielkiego 15
Discount prices: single room: 90 PLN, double room: 120 PLN, 3-bed room: 145 PLN, 4-bed room: 185 PLN. Please book by phone: +48 531 531 598 or email:. email@example.com
Password for reservations: „108”
ul. Rydygiera 25a
A cosy hostel, where each room was arranged by another artist. We have e.g. a double “zen” room - "108". Free parking space just outside the building. Approximately 900 meters to the Market Square, around 400 metres to the historical Ostrów Tumski island.
Discounted prices: single room - 90 PLN, double room - 100-120, 3 person room - 145, 4 person room - 180, a place in a multi-bed room (course participants only) - 40 PLN. Book by e-mail of phone: tel. +48 533 755 822, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org , password" 108"
ul. Piaskowa 15
The password: "108" grants a 10% discount on the prices listed on the website. Breakfast and hot drinks around the clock are included in the price.
Multiple points serving food will be available on the venue: 2 bars, food trucks and a restaurant.
On Saturday and Sunday during the lectures childcare shall be provided for children aged from 3.5 to 14.
A place for parents with younger kids will be available at the venue.
Parents are supposed to take care of food and drinks for their children.
If you have any questions concerning childcare, send an e-mail to: email@example.com
No childcare is provided on Friday - there is only a room at parents with kids’ disposal.
Near the Centennial Hall there is a ZOO (with its unique “Africarium”) and the Japanese Garden.
There are three options available:
1. Premium, at the Centennial Hall: click here
Please book a parking space in this car park on your own.
2. Medium, a car park in Wróblewskiego street 9 (500 m from the Centennial Hall).
A reservation combined with an advance payment must be made until 29th March: click here
3. Budget – parking in the streets in the vicinity of the Centennial Hall is free from 6 p.m. on Friday to 9 a.m. on Monday.
However, be careful not to leave your car in one of the numerous no stopping zones, as the police and the city guard constantly monitor the streets in the area of the Centennial Hall and the ZOO, which are very popular tourist attractions, especially at weekends.
The entire course will be conducted in English and translated on stage into Polish. Translation into other languages will also be provided over FM radio. If you want to listen to the thse translations please bring your own radio and earphones.
There is no registration in advance. Just come and buy your ticket on site.
Course ticket - 30 EUR
Lecture by Lama Ole - 10 EUR
Lecture by a Diamond Way teacher - 5 EUR
Food and accommodation are not included in the price.
Cash payment only.
No religion is more important than human happiness
The main goal of Buddhist methods is to benefit others and oneself. If we act for the benefit of others, we are sure to enrich ourselves as well.
The more freedom from our emotions we have, the more rich and compassionate our mind is
We just have to remind ourselves that the source for any happiness is mind itself
If you have any questions feel free to email us
The organizer of this event is Diamond Way Buddhism Karma Kagyu Lineage Association, which has had thea status of an official religion in Poland since 1984.