Category Archives: Lama Ole Nydahl

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!


  • 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


  • 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:

The Great Seal – Lama Ole Nydahl

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

Mahamudra means “The Great Seal” and is considered to be the crown jewel of Buddha’s teachings. 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.

During Great Seal Courses, Lama Ole describes the progressive stages which lead to this state and also guides his students in various meditations throughout the course. There are only very few schools of Zen and Tibetan Buddhism which have succeeded in keeping these teachings alive until today.

More information on the weekend course can be found on our dedicated event website by clicking on this link.

Look forward to seeing you there.


Phowa 2011

We’re very excited to announce that Lama Ole Nydahl will be coming to Hong Kong again in 2011 to lead another Phowa course.

The practice of conscious dying or Phowa is one of the most profound teachings of Diamond Way Buddhism. During this practice one learns to transfer one’s consciousness at the moment of death into a state of highest bliss.

We now have the extraordinary opportunity to complete this powerful practice with Lama Ole Nydahl, a great Phowa Master who has taught this method to tens of thousands of people around the world. This course is suitable for beginners (after having completed a preparatory meditation practice) and Lama Ole starts the retreat with an introduction to Buddhism. This course also enables us to help others at the time of their death.

Details of the course can be found here and you can register online for the course here.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Lama Ole Nydahl: Meditation – The Art of the Moment

In times of financial uncertainty, it’s easy to feel gloomy as we cut back on luxuries we’ve become used to. But should we feel negative? Buddhists understand that lasting happiness comes from within. Worrying about the past and the future causes us problems; however, this preoccupation obscures opportunities for happiness now!

Lama Ole Nydahl explains how meditation provides insight into The Art of the Moment. Here we rely on and work with what the credit crunch can’t take away, the richness of our own minds! Happiness is experienced by mind, not cars or money, so understanding mind is the most important thing.

Date:        29 January 2009 / 7.30pm

Venue:    Agnès b. CINEMA
Hong Kong Arts Centre
2 Harbour Road
(map and directions here)

Price:    HK$80 standard price
HK$40 for students and other concessions

Tickets:    Can be purchased at all URBTIX outlets
Internet ticketing:
Telephone credit card booking: 2111 5999

Enquiries:    2537 7553

Lama Ole Nydahl on YouTube

Dear Friends,

We are very happy to announce the release of the first in a new series of short talks by Lama Ole Nydahl on YouTube.

The short video talks, in English and German, will first start to be available on YouTube and iTunes. A new topic will be released every month in both languages. Subtitles for other languages will be added on YouTube soon.

The first videos are “Discover your potential” and “Anleitung zum Glück”. The first video (in English) is here, you can also access them under the YouTube user name “BuddhismDiamondWay” or by clicking the direct links below.


Discover your potential:
Anleitung zum Glück:


The Way Things Are

A new and completely re-written version of Lama Ole Nydahl’s main book, The Way Things Are, has just been published and we have copies available at the centre (you can also order it via Amazon). Lama Ole Nydahl began teaching Buddhism in Europe at the request of H. H. the 16th Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, the spiritual head of the Karma Kagyu school ofTibetan Buddhism. He has established over 550 Diamond Way Buddhist centres in the Western world.


The highest teachings on the nature of mind are like a diamond, transparent and indestructible, also reflecting the color of the society into which they are introduced. Originating in India, Buddhism migrated to Tibet, and is today taking a style more appropriate to educated and independent minds in the West. Lama Ole, one of the few qualified western lamas of the Karma Kagyu tradition, is a major driving force in this process, and provides here a fresh, exciting summary of Buddha’s timeless wisdom. This seminal work offers the liberating and powerful methods of Diamond Way (Vajrayana) Buddhism for readers seeking to incorporate Buddhist practice into their daily lives.

“It is my wish that through this book, the seed of Buddhahood is planted in the reader’s mind. By putting the teachings presented here into practice, may they accomplish the ultimate goal of Enlightenment for the benefit of all.”
– Trinlay Thaye Dorje, the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa (the current spiritual head of the Karma Kagyu lineage).

Lama Ole Nydahl in HK: The Way Things Are


First time in HK!

A public talk by Lama Ole Nydahl

Buddha probably used the best word himself when he called his teachings Dharma. For the last 1,000 years in Tibet, their name was Chö. Both mean the way things are. Understanding the way things are is the key to every happiness and leads to the full development of body, speech and mind. His advice allows beings to avoid problems and to enter a state of increasing joy while also liberating and enlightening others.

The Diamond Way (Skt. Vajrayana) is the crown jewel of Buddha’s teachings, employing methods of direct identification with enlightenment for the quickest possible results. Diamond Way Buddhism is part of the Karma Kagyu school, one of the three ‘old’ schools of Tibetan Buddhism headed by the successive Karmapas, which puts special focus on meditation practice. Modern education, which stresses self-reliance and independent thought, has proven to be an excellent basis to access these methods. Through such capable minds, the Buddha’s most effective teachings are being passed on to the most idealistic and independent people around the world.

Lama Ole Nydahl and his wife Hannah met the 16th Karmapa in 1969 during their honeymoon in the Himalayas and became his first western students. After years of studying Buddhist teachings and practicing meditation, the 16th Karmapa gave them the task of making the Diamond Way teachings accessible to the modern world. Since then, he has been working to develop a contemporary approach to the Buddha’s teachings and inspired more than 550 Diamond Way Buddhist centers around the world. Lama Ole shows us that spontaneous freshness and resting in the nature of one’s own mind belong together. He is the author of 6 books on Buddhism, translated into over 10 langauges.

Sheung Wan Civic Centre,
Lecture Hall, 5/F,
Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building,
345 Queen’s Road Central,
Hong Kong

HK$80 or HK$40 for concessions (students and senior citizens)

Event information
Tickets can be purchased at all URBTIX outlets
(expected from 20 January 2008)
Internet booking:
Ticketing enquiries and reservation: 2734 9009
Telephone credit card booking: 2111 5999
The talk will be given in English with translation into Cantonese

Contact us
Telephone: 2537 7553