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Lama Ole Nydahl visiting Hong Kong in 2015

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We are delighted to announce that Lama Ole Nydahl will be visiting Hong Kong from 27th February to 1st March to give teachings on Meditation and The Great Seal (Skt. Mahamudra / Tib. Chag Chen).

Meditation: The Key to Lasting Happiness

In Buddhism, meditation means “effortlessly remaining in what is.” This state may be brought about by calming and holding the mind, by realising compassion and wisdom, or by working with the body’s energy channels and meditating on Buddha forms. The most effective methods are the constant identification with one’s own potential to be a Buddha and experiencing the richness of every situation in life; both of which are taught in Diamond Way Buddhism. Meditation is focused on fully developing our potential and brings about lasting results for those who not only want to learn about their minds, but have a direct experience of it.

The Great Seal: Limitless Space and Joy

The Great Seal is the crown jewel of the Buddha’s teachings and was taught by him to fully awaken mind’s potential and to seal its enlightened nature, an experience of limitless space and bliss. When one rests in the totality of the seer, what is seen and the act of seeing at all times, the goal, Mahamudra, is reached. Including basis, way and goal, it brings about the direct experience of mind’s enlightened nature. Lama Ole Nydahl will give his contemporary commentary on the Great Seal Wishes, a classic Mahamudra text composed by the Third Karmapa, Rangjung Dorje (1284–1339).

The weekend course will start with an introductory talk on Friday evening. Over the weekend, Lama Ole will introduce The Great Seal and the progressive stages which lead to this state. There will be several meditations throughout the course.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Schedule

Meditation: The Key to Lasting Happiness – Friday 27th February, 7.00pm

The Great Seal: Limitless Space and Joy – Saturday 28 February, 10.00am

The Great Seal: Limitless Space and Joy – Saturday 28 February, 3.00pm

Meditation in Daily Life – Sunday 1 March, 10.00am *

The Great Seal: Limitless Space and Joy – Sunday 1 March, 3.00pm

Event Information

Full course: HK$580 (HK$430 for concessions)

Individual talks: HK$120 (HK$90 for concessions)

Venue: Bradbury School, 43C Stubbs Road, HK.

* venue for this talk is the Diamond Way Buddhist Centre in Sheung Wan

The talks will be in English, translation into Cantonese will be provided.

Accommodation

If you are travelling from overseas and need accommodation, we have organised rooms at the Holiday Inn in Sheung Wan (near the Hong Kong buddhist centre). We can offer a standard room for HK$1,000 / night + 10% tax. This rate includes a breakfast buffet and WiFi internet access. If you want to reserve a room, you must register via the link below – make sure you fill in the accommodation section.

Registration

Please take a few moments to register for the course by following this link. Registration is not compulsory, but it really helps us to prepare everything properly!

Meditation in Daily Life

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The Buddha taught many methods for skilfully working with mind. Among these, meditation techniques are very important and have several aims: they free us from disturbing emotions; help us to realise the dreamlike nature of our experience (while strengthening our compassionate ability to help others to do the same); and allow us to recognise the timeless and perfect potential of mind.

This short series of talks will give an overview of the types of Buddhist meditation, focussing in particular on how these methods can be used in our daily lives, and will include guided Diamond Way Buddhist meditations. There will also be an opportunity to ask any questions you may have. You don’t have to come to all the sessions to attend. All are welcome!

About the speaker

Wojtek Tracewski, born in 1962 in Poland, graduated from the Art Academy of Warsaw and for several years was a painter. He took refuge with Lama Ole Nydahl in 1980, and in 1988 he started to translate Lama Ole’s lectures and books. At the request of Lama Ole, he began giving lectures in 1992. He is currently the editor-in-chief of the Polish Buddhist magazine “Diamond Way.”

Weekend Program

Fri 5 Dec
7 pm – Lecture: Buddhism in Everyday life

Sat 6 Dec
11 am – Lecture: Meditation in Daily Life I
3 pm – Lecture: Meditation in Daily Life II

Sun 7 Dec
11 am – Brunch together (meet at the centre)
12 pm – Meditation together
1 – 3 pm – Lecture: Teacher and Student in Buddhism I
3 – 4 pm – afternoon tea / free time
4 – 6 pm – Lecture: Teacher and Student in Buddhism I

Other information

Location:
Diamond Way Buddhist Centre, Sheung Wan Hong Kong

Price:
$100 / $60 (concessions) per talk

Love and Partnership in Buddhism

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The Buddha didn’t just teach monks and nuns – in fact, a larger part of his teaching was given to people who could take part in one of life’s most interesting and sometimes difficult aspects: love and relationships. This talk will explain the Diamond Way Buddhist view of this exciting topic, and shows how to use our relationships to learn, develop and bring happiness to others. Continue reading Love and Partnership in Buddhism

Karma: Cause and Effect (talk)

All are welcome to join a talk on “Karma: Cause and Effect”. Karma literally translates as action – it does not mean fate. The understanding that each of us is responsible for our own lives makes it possible to consciously generate positive impressions. This brings happiness and helps us to avoid the causes of future suffering. Positive states of mind may be strengthened effectively through the methods of Diamond Way Buddhism, while negative impressions waiting to mature can be transformed into wisdom. Continue reading Karma: Cause and Effect (talk)

February News: Lama Ole Nydahl and Jigme Rinpoche in Hong Kong!

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Dear friends,

Kung Hei Fat Choi! Very best wishes for the Year of the Horse!

As we mentioned last month, we have a great start to the New Year in store, with visits from both our main teacher, Lama Ole Nydahl, and one of the most important teachers of our school, Jigme Rinpoche. Please find details of both events below. Continue reading February News: Lama Ole Nydahl and Jigme Rinpoche in Hong Kong!

Jigme Rinpoche in Hong Kong

Jigme Rinpoche in Hong Kong

Jigme Rinpoche is one of the most important teachers of the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism and it is wonderful to announce he will be giving a series of teachings in February 2014. For details of the schedule, please refer to the attachments below for full details.

Lama Jigme Rinpoche is the representative of the Gyalwa Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje in Europe and travels throughout various countries giving empowerments, talks and other programs. He is the spiritual head of Dhagpo Kagyu Ling, a retreat centre in France. Continue reading Jigme Rinpoche in Hong Kong

Limitless Space and Bliss with Lama Ole Nydahl

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We are delighted to announce that Lama Ole Nydahl will be visiting Hong Kong from 28 February to 2 March to give teachings on The Great Seal (Skt. Mahamudra / Tib. Chag Chen) teachings.

The Great Seal is the crown jewel of the Buddha’s teachings and was taught by him to fully awaken mind’s potential and to seal its enlightened nature, an experience of limitless space and bliss. When one rests in the totality of the seer, what is seen and the act of seeing at all times, the goal, Mahamudra, is reached.  Continue reading Limitless Space and Bliss with Lama Ole Nydahl

Archaeological Discoveries Confirm Early Date of Buddha’s Life

Fascinating article on Science Daily – to read the full story, click on the link below:

Nov. 25, 2013 — Archaeologists working in Nepal have uncovered evidence of a structure at the birthplace of the Buddha dating to the sixth century B.C. This is the first archaeological material linking the life of the Buddha — and thus the first flowering of Buddhism — to a specific century.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131125121710.htm

Two talks with Zsuzsa Kozegi

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Zsuzsa met her main teacher, Lama Ole Nydahl, in 1990 in Hungary. She started teaching Buddhism in 1996, and has travelled extensively around the world since that time. She has completed many courses on Buddhist philosophy and meditation at KIBI (the Karmapa International Buddhist Institute in Delhi). She lives in the Diamond Way Center in Budapest, of which she says “I deeply appreciate living there, and it is the source of many learning experiences”.

We will have two lectures on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 November. Continue reading Two talks with Zsuzsa Kozegi

Buddhism in Everyday Life

WEB_banner_Marcin_Nov_2013We are very happy to invite Marcin Baranski to Hong Kong for the first time next month. Marcin has been practicing Buddhism for 20 years and has been teaching since 2001. He is the vice president of the Buddhist Association in Poland since 2007, and is a keen horse rider and traditional fencer. Continue reading Buddhism in Everyday Life