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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 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!

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

February News: Lama Ole Nydahl in Hong Kong

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Dear friends,

Following the wonderful start to 2013 with H.H. Gyalwa Karmapa, the new Year of the Water Snake starts in auspicious style with a Meditation Course with Lama Ole Nydahl next month.

 

Lama Ole Nydahl in Hong Kong

Our main teacher, Lama Ole Nydahl, will be visiting Hong Kong from 1-3 March 2013 and will host a Meditation Course. This 3 day, intensive course will begin with an introductory talk about Buddhist meditation on Friday evening and will continue with four sessions over the weekend, exploring this central Buddhist topic more deeply.

In Buddhism, meditation means “effortlessly remaining in what is.” This state may be brought about by calming and holding the mind, by realizing compassion and wisdom, or by working with the body’s energy channels and meditating on Buddha forms of light and energy. 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. When one understands that the seer, what is seen, and the act of seeing are not separate from each other; the goal has been reached.

About Lama Ole Nydahl

Lama Ole Nydahl is one of the few Westerners fully qualified as a lama and meditation teacher in the Karma Kagyu Buddhist tradition. In 1969, Ole Nydahl and his wife Hannah became the first Western students of H.H. the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa. After completing three years of Buddhist philosophy studies and intensive meditation training – including the transmission for a unique Diamond Way Buddhist practice called Conscious Dying (tib. Phowa) – Ole Nydahl began teaching Buddhism in Europe at the request of the 16th Karmapa. Lama Ole has since transmitted the blessing of the lineage in a different city nearly every day, traveling and teaching worldwide. His depth of knowledge and dynamic teachings inspire thousands of people at his lectures and meditation retreats.

Challenging people’s concepts of life and Buddhism in an unorthodox manner, Lama Ole has been a major driving force in bringing Buddhism to the West, and to date his unique inspiration has led to the establishment of more than 600 Diamond Way Buddhist centers in 44 countries around the world. His original synthesis of modern style and ancient wisdom have helped create the largest body of students practicing Diamond Way Buddhist methods in the West.

Timetable

Introduction to Meditation

– Friday 1 March: starts at 7pm (with Lama Ole)

Meditation Course

– Saturday 2 March: Meditation Course: 2 sessions starting at 10am and 3pm (Lama Ole will teach both sessions)

Meditation Course

– Sunday 3 March: Meditation Course: 2 sessions starting at 10am and 3pm (a local teacher will teach the first session and Lama Ole will teach the second session)

More information

Address: Paragon Culture, 23/F, The Pemberton, 22-26 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Cost: The price for attending the whole course (5 talks) will be HK$480 (HK$380 for concessions). In the event that you cannot attend the whole course, it is possible to attend individual talks (each costs HK$100 or HK$80 for concessions).

Registration: please help us by registering for the course by following this link. Note that you can still attend if you do not register, but it is very helpful for us to know how many are coming so please do!

We welcome everyone to attend the course and very much look forward to seeing you there!

 

Regular Meditation Sessions

We meet every Monday and Wednesday for meditation at our centre in Sheung Wan. As usual, we’ll start at 8pm and practice the 16th Karmapa Meditation. All are welcome to join. If you are new to Buddhism, we’d recommend coming along on Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm where one of our regular members will give a short talk to introduce the meditation and explain a little about who we are and what we do. On Saturdays, we meet for meditation at 11am for those who would like to carry on with their own practice with friends.

NOTE: the centre will not be open for regular meditation on Saturday 2 March.

As usual, all are welcome to attend all our events.

Look forward to seeing you soon and happy new year!

 

Best wishes!

 

Diamond Way Buddhism Hong Kong

Unit 3, 2nd Floor, 3-5 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Tel. 2537 7553 | info@buddhism.hk | www.buddhism.hk

 

Meditation Course with Lama Ole Nydahl in Hong Kong

It is a great pleasure to announce that our main teacher, Lama Ole Nydahl, will be visiting Hong Kong from 1-3 March 2013 and will host a Meditation Course. This 3-day intensive course will begin with an introductory talk about Buddhist meditation on Friday evening and will continue with four sessions over the weekend, exploring this central Buddhist topic more deeply.

In Buddhism, meditation means “effortlessly remaining in what is.” This state may be brought about by calming and holding the mind, by realizing compassion and wisdom, or by working with the body’s energy channels and meditating on Buddha forms of light and energy. 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. When one understands that the seer, what is seen, and the act of seeing are not separate from each other; the goal has been reached.

 

About Lama Ole Nydahl 

Lama Ole Nydahl is one of the few Westerners fully qualified as a lama and meditation teacher in the Karma Kagyu Buddhist tradition. In 1969, Ole Nydahl and his wife Hannah became the first Western students of H.H. the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa. After completing three years of Buddhist philosophy studies and intensive meditation training – including the transmission for a unique Diamond Way Buddhist practice called Conscious Dying (tib. Phowa) – Ole Nydahl began teaching Buddhism in Europe at the request of the 16th Karmapa. Lama Ole has since transmitted the blessing of the lineage in a different city nearly every day, traveling and teaching worldwide. His depth of knowledge and dynamic teachings inspire thousands of people at his lectures and meditation retreats.

Challenging people’s concepts of life and Buddhism in an unorthodox manner, Lama Ole has been a major driving force in bringing Buddhism to the West, and to date his unique inspiration has led to the establishment of more than 600 Diamond Way Buddhist centers in 44 countries around the world. His original synthesis of modern style and ancient wisdom have helped create the largest body of students practicing Diamond Way Buddhist methods in the West.

 

Timetable:

Introduction to Meditation
– Friday 1 March: starts at 7pm (with Lama Ole)

Meditation Course
– Saturday 2 March: Meditation Course: 2 sessions starting at 10am and 3pm (Lama Ole will teach both sessions)

Meditation Course
– Sunday 3 March: Meditation Course: 2 sessions starting at 10am and 3pm (a local teacher will teach the first session and Lama Ole will teach the second session)

 

More information

Address: Paragon Culture, 23/F, The Pemberton, 22-26 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Cost: The price for attending the whole course (5 talks) will be HK$480 (HK$380 for concessions). In the event that you cannot attend the whole course, it is possible to attend individual talks (each costs HK$100 or HK$80 for concessions).

Registration: please help us by registering for the course by following this link (note that you can still attend even if you do not register, but it is very helpful for us to know how many are coming if you do).

 

We welcome everyone to attend the course and very much look forward to seeing you there!

Buddha and Love: a new book by Lama Ole Nydahl

Lama Ole Nydahl, a western Buddhist Lama, has written the most comprehensive relationship book to date. Buddha & Love explains how a Buddhist approach to relationships can help us to relax our minds, break bad habits, and use relationships to grow ourselves and benefit everyone around us.

Unafraid of taboo topics, and free from sappy clichés and political correctness, Buddha & Love provides both women and men with practical advice on how to love better.

The Buddha & Love is available now and can be purchased from Amazon.com!

INSIDE THE BOOK

  • Why do we fall in love?
  • Making love last
  • Seeing differences as complimentary
  • Breaking up
  • Handling emotions like anger and jealousy
  • Finding lasting happiness in the mind

PLUS

  • Meditations to develop insight and compassion
  • How to consciously steer our lives toward meaning and growth
  • How to learn from relationships instead of repeating patterns
  • Ways to extend our love to others

You can read a chapter of the book here, and watch the video below where Lama Ole discusses Buddha and Love.

Website for the book: http://buddhaandlove.com/