Working with Disturbing Emotions


We’re very happy to announce that Tomek Lehnert will return to Hong Kong on Monday 25 March to give a talk on “Working with Disturbing Emotions”.

Tomek will present how one can integrate Buddhist teachings and meditation into our every day lives, providing the tools we need to transform the emotional ups and downs we experience into a state of awareness and joy.

As our disturbing feelings dissolve, we are able to experience the true nature of mind more and more: a state of space and bliss inseparable.

About Tomek Lehnert

Tomek was born in 1956 in Gdansk, Poland. He studied Civil Engineering at the Polytechnics of Gdansk and English literature at the University of Poznan, Poland. In the early eighties, he became active in the students’ Solidarity movement in the then communist Poland. In 1983, during martial law in Poland, Tomek met Lama Ole Nydahl, took Buddhist refuge and became his student. He began traveling with Lama Ole in 1987. Together with Ole’s wife Hannah Nydahl, he organised Lama Ole’s activity for twenty years and helped start Diamond Way Buddhist centers in the Americas, Australia and New Zealand, Russia and Western and Eastern Europe. Tomek translated for Lama Ole at his lectures in Poland and Latin America for more than ten years.

He is also the author of ‘Rogues in Robes’ (Blue Dolphin Publishing, 1998), a chronicle of the events surrounding the recognition of HH the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, head of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Please join us to hear Tomek’s inspiring teachings full of humour and tales of his times travelling on the road with Lama Ole (including being kidnapped at gun-point in Columbia by FARC guerrillas!).

More information

The talk will be held on Monday 25 March at 8pm, and the venue will be the Diamond Way Buddhist Centre in Sheung Wan (address below).

As the talk will take place on our regular meditation evening, we will not charge an admission fee but would be grateful to receive donations to help us to cover Tomek’s travel costs. Our usual event price is HK$100 / HK$50 (for concessions).

We welcome everyone to attend the course and very much look forward to seeing you there!