We are very happy to invite you to a series of talks with Diamond Way teacher Tasso Kallianiotis from the US. Tasso will share his knowledge with us, giving two lectures on “Removing Disturbing Emotions and Obstacles” and “Life Stories of Kagyu Masters”. Each talk will include a chance to ask any questions you may have and take part in a guided meditation. Details of the program are shown below:
Removing Disturbing Emotions and Obstacles
Friday 17 May, 7.00pm
How do we 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.
Life Stories of the Kagyu Masters
Saturday 18 May, 3.00pm
The Kagyu lineage is one of the four main schools of Tibetan Buddhism, which has its origins with the historical Buddha. In ancient India, the teachings passed from teacher to student for around 1,500 years, before moving to Tibet in the 11th Century. This talk will explore the history of our school with an emphasis on those important teachers who were responsible for holding our transmission in an unbroken lineage until today.
About the speaker: Tasso Kallianiotis
Tasso Kallianiotis has been a practicing Buddhist for over 35 years. He is a close student of lama Ole Nydahl with whom he took refuge in 1982 and has received teachings and transmissions from many high lamas of the Karma Kagyu lineage. In 1993, he started organizing and overseeing the activities of the Diamond Way center in New York City and at Lama Ole’s request, began teaching and introducing people to the methods of the Diamond Way. Tasso spends the majority of his personal time teaching Buddhism and leading courses and retreats throughout North and South America and Europe. He has given radio interviews, published articles on Diamond Way Buddhism and is actively involved in the organizational activity in the US. Tasso resides in Connecticut, USA with his family and works as an IT trainer and consultant.
Venue: Diamond Way Buddhist Centre Hong Kong
Cost: HK$100 / HK$60 for each talk
We very much look forward to seeing you at the talks!