So, what is Buddhism? Buddha used the best description himself. During the 1,500 years the teachings existed in India, they were called Dharma, and for the last 1,000 years in Tibet, the name was Chö. Both mean “the way things are.”
Understanding “the way things are” is the key to every happiness. Buddha himself is both teacher, example, protector and friend. His teachings allow us to avoid suffering and to enter a state of increasing bliss while also liberating and enlightening others.
The program for the weekend will include a public lecture on Friday evening at 7pm, meditation sessions, and further talks, also open to all.
In summary, the course will explore some of the central teachings of Buddhism and provide practical advice on how one can use the teachings, methods and meditations in our everyday life in Hong Kong – working with whatever situation arises to develop fearlessness, joy and compassion into our lives.
You don’t have to come to all the sessions to attend. All are welcome!
About the speaker
Leif Anderson became a Buddhist in 1973. He met and studied with many high buddhist teachers, including Kalu Rinpoche and H.H. 16th Gyalwa Karmapa. He has lived in the Diamond Way Buddhist center in Copenhagen since 1990 and teaching buddhism since 2001.
Fri 3 July
7 pm – Lecture: Buddhism Today
Sat 4 July
11 am – Talk: Buddhism Today II
3 pm – Talk: Buddhism Today III
Sun 5 July
11 am – Brunch together (meet at the centre)
12 pm – Meditation together
3 pm – Talk: Buddhism Today IV
Diamond Way Buddhist Centre, Sheung Wan Hong Kong
$100 / $60 (concessions) per talk