Please join us at the weekend meditation course with Lama Ole Nydahl in Warsaw!
During this three-day course we will enjoy three lectures by Lama Ole who is one of the few Westerners fully qualified as a lama and is the meditation teacher in the Tibetan Karma Kagyu Buddhism tradition in the West.
See you in Warsaw!
|Friday 18.III.||18:00||Lecture by Lama Ole Nydahl|
|Saturday 19.III.||12:00||Lecture by Diamond Way teacher|
|15:00||Lama Ole Nydahl - lecture|
|20:00||Lecture by Diamond Way teacher|
|Sunday 20.III.||11:00||16th Karmapa meditation|
|12:00||Lama Ole Nydahl - lecture|
Lama Ole Nydahl is one of the few Westerners fully qualified as a lama and meditation teacher in the Karma Kagyu Buddhist tradition. In 1969, Ole Nydahl and his wife Hannah became the first Western students of H.H. the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa. After completing three years of Buddhist philosophy studies and intensive meditation training - including the transmission for a unique Diamond Way Buddhist practice called Conscious Dying (tib. Phowa) - Ole Nydahl began teaching Buddhism in Europe at the request of the 16th Karmapa. Lama Ole has since transmitted the blessing of the lineage in a different city nearly every day, travelling and teaching worldwide. His depth of knowledge and dynamic teachings inspire thousands of people at his lectures and meditation retreats. Challenging people's concepts of life and Buddhism in an unorthodox manner, Lama Ole has been a major driving force in bringing Buddhism to the West, and to date has established more than 584 Diamond Way Buddhist centres in 44 countries around the world. His unique synthesis of modern style and ancient wisdom helped create the largest body of students practicing Diamond Way Buddhist methods in the West. Shamar Rinpoche has said "In 1973 the 16th Karmapa ordered Ole and Hannah to teach and predicted that they would be very successful in spreading the Buddha's teachings in the West. The 16th Karmapa taught them their main practices, the Guru Yogas on the 8th and 16th Karmapas. They kept their samaya without any doubt, following and fulfilling Karmapa's wish. Ole is carrying out the activity of the 16th Karmapa. Lama Ole is the author of several books including The Way Things Are; Entering the Diamond Way; Mahamudra; Riding the Tiger (all from Blue Dolphin Publishing, USA); and The Great Seal (Fire Wheel Publishing, USA).
"A mind, free from a solid projection of a somebody, who makes something for somebody else, is like a sun radiating from itself."
Lama Ole Nydahl
Buddhism is a set of teachings on the nature of mind, which come from historical Buddha Shakyamuni who lived and taught over 2550 years ago in Northern India. The goal of Buddhist practice is reaching the state of complete awakening of the mind and constant happiness – the enlightenment. Everyone can realize that state, that is the reason, why Buddhism is called a religion of experience. There are many Buddhist traditions, schools and styles of practices. Diamond Way of Karma Kagyu lineage is the most fascinating area of the Buddhist teachings, suited for independent, joyfull people.