Category Archives: Buddhist Teachers

His Holiness 17th Gyalwa Karmapa visiting Hong Kong

His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Thaye Dorje, will visit Hong Kong in spring 2018. From 31 March to 8 April, Karmapa will bestow empowerments, conduct pujas, and lead a Kagyu Monlam.

Karmapa will also give teachings on the Buddha Dharma, and preside over a traditional fish release ceremony.

More information

For more information about the visit, including the schedule and locations, please see the website of the New Horizon Buddhist Association.

 

Lama Ole Nydahl in Hong Kong (March 2018)

We are delighted to announce that Lama Ole Nydahl will be visiting Hong Kong from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th March 2018 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 a 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 also be a talk given by an experienced Diamond Way Buddhist teachers and guided meditations throughout the course.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Schedule

Meditation: The Key to Lasting Happiness (with Lama Ole) – Friday 2nd March, 7.00pm

Buddhism in Every Day Life – Saturday 3rd March, 10.00am

The Great Seal: Limitless Space and Joy (with Lama Ole) – Saturday 3rd March, 3.00pm

The Great Seal: Limitless Space and Joy (with Lama Ole) – Sunday 4th March, 3.00pm

Event Information

Full course: HK$400 (HK$300 for concessions)

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

(payment at the door)

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

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

Registration

Please take a few moments to register for the course by clicking on this link. Many thanks!

Accommodation

If you are travelling from overseas and need accommodation, we recommend staying at the Holiday Inn in Sheung Wan if you want to stay close to our centre. The best rates are normally online, at websites like hotels.com, agoda.com, etc.

Hannah: Buddhism’s Untold Journey – Movie Screening

 

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We are delighted to announce the second Hong Kong screening of the film “Hannah: Buddhism’s Untold Journey” will take place on Saturday 22nd April 2017 at 7.00pm, the moving story of Hannah Nydahl – one of the pioneers who brought Buddhism to the West.

About the Film

‘Hannah: Buddhism’s Untold Journey’ tells the story of Hannah Nydahl and her adventure bringing Tibetan Buddhism to the West.

From her wild and idealistic roots as a hippy in Copenhagen, the film follows Hannah and her husband Ole to the hedonistic city of Kathmandu, where in 1968 they became two of the first Western students of His Holiness the 16th Karmapa – the first consciously reincarnated lama of Tibet, and the man who would change their lives forever.

At the heart of the film lies the unique and inspiring love story of Hannah and Ole and their unwavering dedication to bring Buddhism to the West. From Europe and North America, through the fall of communism in Eastern Europe and Russia, to being kidnapped by guerrillas in South America, the film portrays the path of a great woman at the forefront of a turbulent, ever-changing world.

‘Hannah’ explores how the Buddhist ideal of freedom, in all its forms, is more relevant today than ever and why everything Tibetan should not be considered holy.

For more information about Hannah Nydahl, please click here.

Ulrike Markusch and Anthony Hopson, two of Hannah’s friends, will attend the screening and will host a short question and answer session after the film with the audience.

More information

Date and time: Saturday 22 April 2017, 7.00pm

Venue: Bradbury School, 43C Stubbs Road, Hong Kong

Ticket information: HK$100 / HK$80 concessions (available on the door)

Seating arrangements: Free seating, doors open at 6.45pm

Film website: http://www.hannahthefilm.com/

 

Lama Ole Nydahl in Hong Kong

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We are delighted to announce that Lama Ole Nydahl will be visiting Hong Kong from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th February 2017 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 also be several talks given by experienced Diamond Way Buddhist teachers and guided meditations throughout the course.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Schedule

Meditation: The Key to Lasting Happiness (with Lama Ole) – Friday 3rd February, 7.00pm

Buddhism in Every Day Life – Saturday 4th February, 10.00am

The Great Seal: Limitless Space and Joy (with Lama Ole) – Saturday 4th February, 3.00pm

Working with Disturbing Emotions – Sunday 5th February, 10.00am

The Great Seal: Limitless Space and Joy (with Lama Ole) – Sunday 5th February, 3.00pm

Event Information

Full course: HK$500 (HK$360 for concessions)

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

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

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

Registration

Please take a few moments to register for the course by clicking on this link. Many thanks!

Accommodation

If you are travelling from overseas and need accommodation, we have organised rooms at the Holiday Inn in Sheung Wan – we will post a discount code soon once everything is confirmed with the hotel.

Hannah – Movie Premiere

 

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We are delighted to announce that the film premier of “Hannah: Buddhism’s Untold Journey” will take place on Thursday 2nd February 2017 at 7.30pm, the moving story of Hannah Nydahl – one of the pioneers who brought Buddhism to the West.

Lama Ole Nydahl, Hannah’s husband, will attend the screening together with Marta György Kessler, one of the film’s Producers and Directors. Both will be available after the screening and will take part in a question and answer session with the audience.

About the Film

‘Hannah: Buddhism’s Untold Journey’ tells the story of Hannah Nydahl and her adventure bringing Tibetan Buddhism to the West.

From her wild and idealistic roots as a hippy in Copenhagen, the film follows Hannah and her husband Ole to the hedonistic city of Kathmandu, where in 1968 they became two of the first Western students of His Holiness the 16th Karmapa – the first consciously reincarnated lama of Tibet, and the man who would change their lives forever.

At the heart of the film lies the unique and inspiring love story of Hannah and Ole and their unwavering dedication to bring Buddhism to the West. From Europe and North America, through the fall of communism in Eastern Europe and Russia, to being kidnapped by guerrillas in South America, the film portrays the path of a great woman at the forefront of a turbulent, ever-changing world.

‘Hannah’ explores how the Buddhist ideal of freedom, in all its forms, is more relevant today than ever and why everything Tibetan should not be considered holy.

For more information about Hannah Nydahl, please click here.

More information

Date and time: Thursday 2 February 2017, 7.30pm

Venue: Bradbury School, 43C Stubbs Road, Hong Kong

Ticket information: HK$100 / HK$80 concessions (available on the door, from Ticketflap or from Eventbrite)

Seating arrangements: Free seating, doors open at 7.00pm

Film website: http://www.hannahthefilm.com/

 

Lama Jampa Thaye: 15-17 January 2016 in Hong Kong

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We would like to welcome Lama Jampa Thaye to Hong Kong, who is coming on 15-17 Janruary 2016 to give a teachings on the Prayer to Vajradara.

About the talk:

Pengkar Jampal Zangpo’s ‘Dorjechang Thungma’ (Short Prayer to Vajradhara).

This Prayer has the power to open our hearts to the Lama and so allow transmission to occur.

This very beautiful Kagyu prayer is included in the Guru yoga part of the Kagyu Ngondro. The prayer is very important because it has two purposes: firstly that when we chant this prayer and meditate, it brings about an enhancement of mahamudra itself, so the prayer is a way of giving rise to mahamudra and stabilising the mahamudra experience; the second benefit of this prayer is that it contains the major stages of the Kagyu path, so that if one wants a very short summary of Kagyupa teachings one can find it in this beautiful short prayer.

Lama Jampa will give three teaching sessions using the commentary by Karma Chagme Rinpoche:

Friday 15th -7.30pm: Prayer to Vajradhara

Saturday 16th –  2.30pm: Prayer to Vajradhara

Sunday 17th -2.30 pm: Prayer to Vajradhara

Please note that the venue for this talk is The Karma Kagyu Lineage Centre in Chai Wan.

About the speaker:

Lama Jampa was born in England in 1952. In 1974 His Holiness the Sixteenth Gyalwa Karmapa appointed Lama Jampa to the Karma Kagyu Trust (UK) and he is often invited to teach in the Karmapa International Buddhist Institute in Delhi.

Lama Jampa started practicing the Dharma at an early age of 20. Karma Thinley Rinpoche, HH Sakya Trizin and Ngor Phende Shabdrung Rinpoche became his important teachers and bestowed upon Lama Jampa innumerable initiations, transmissions and instructions from all the 4 main Tibetan Buddhist traditions. Lama Jampa was entrusted, by his teachers, with the responsibility of opening and taking care of Dharma centres in England. In 1988, as a result of his completion of the necessary retreats and textual studies, he was given the authority to carry out the activities of a lama, such as bestowing vajrayana initiations. Since then he has travelled extensively giving teachings and initiations in many countries.

Lama Jampa is the author of various works, which have been published in 5 languages. He holds a doctorate from the University of Manchester for his work on Tibetan religious history and lectured for over twenty years at universities.

More information about Lama Jampa can be found on his website.

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!

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