We are very happy to invite you to a series of talks with Diamond Way teacher Victor Burley from Sydney. Victor will share his in-depth knowledge with us, giving two talks on “Buddhism in Daily Life” and “The Six Liberating Actions”. Details of the program are shown below:
Buddhism in Daily Life
Friday 14 June, 7.00pm
So, what is Buddhism? The historical 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. Simply put, Buddha’s teachings enable us to experience lasting happiness. By using suitable meditations, our theoretical knowledge turns into direct experience leading to the goal of Buddha’s teachings – the full development of body, speech and mind.
The Six Liberating Actions
Saturday 15 June, 3.00pm
The six liberating actions are a motivational teaching for direct use in one’s life. The actions are liberating because they bring a recognition of the ultimate nature of mind, and on a practical level they can lead to a happier life.
About the speaker, Victor Burley
Victor Burley has over 40 years of experience practicing Buddhist methods and has been a student of Lama Ole Nydahl since taking refuge with him 1993. Victor is an engineer who lives and works in Sydney, and is the current President of the Australian Diamond Way Buddhist Association. He has many years of experience practicing and teaching Diamond Way Buddhism which is conveyed through his easygoing style and sense of humour.
Cost: HK$100 for each talk
We very much look forward to seeing you there!