Category Archives: Hong Kong Buddhist Center

Buddhism in Daily Life

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.

Other details

Venue: Diamond Way Buddhist Centre Hong Kong

Cost: HK$100 for each talk

We very much look forward to seeing you there!

Meditation weekend course

We are very happy to invite you to a series of talks with Diamond Way teacher Dafydd Morriss from London. Dafydd will share his in-depth knowledge with us, giving two talks “Meditation” and “The Four Basic Thoughts”. Details of the program are shown below:

The Four Basic Thoughts
Friday 7 June, 3.00pm
Every Diamond Way Buddhist meditation starts with four essential statements that we use to motivate and remind ourselves why it is so important to practise meditation and to learn more about Buddhism. This talk will introduce and explain these four topics and will end with a guided meditation.

Meditation 
Saturday 8 June, 3.00pm
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 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 a guided meditation. 

About the speaker, Dafydd Morriss

Dafydd Morriss (born 1975) began practicing Buddhism in 1999 in India and Nepal, where he met HH 17th Karmapa and received Buddhist refuge from Lopon Tsechu Rinpoche. Dafydd lived in the London Diamond Way Buddhist Centre for 11 years and has been teaching Buddhism on behalf of Lama Ole Nydahl since 2006. He works in the Financial Services industry.

Other details

Venue: Diamond Way Buddhist Centre Hong Kong

Cost: HK$100 for each talk

We very much look forward to seeing you there!

A Weekend Course with Tasso Kallianiotis

We are very happy to invite you to a series of talks with Diamond Way teacher Tasso Kallianiotis from the US. Tasso will share his knowledge with us, giving two lectures on “Removing Disturbing Emotions and Obstacles” and “Life Stories of Kagyu Masters”. Each talk will include a chance to ask any questions you may have and take part in a guided meditation. Details of the program are shown below:

Removing Disturbing Emotions and Obstacles
Friday 17 May, 7.00pm
How do we integrate Buddhist teachings and meditation into our every day lives, providing the tools we need to transform the emotional ups and downs we experience into a state of awareness and joy. As our disturbing feelings dissolve, we are able to experience the true nature of mind more and more: a state of space and bliss inseparable.

Life Stories of the Kagyu Masters
Saturday 18 May, 3.00pm
The Kagyu lineage is one of the four main schools of Tibetan Buddhism, which has its origins with the historical Buddha. In ancient India, the teachings passed from teacher to student for around 1,500 years, before moving to Tibet in the 11th Century. This talk will explore the history of our school with an emphasis on those important teachers who were responsible for holding our transmission in an unbroken lineage until today.

About the speaker: Tasso Kallianiotis

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Tass.jpegTasso Kallianiotis has been a practicing Buddhist for over 35 years. He is a close student of lama Ole Nydahl with whom he took refuge in 1982 and has received teachings and transmissions from many high lamas of the Karma Kagyu lineage. In 1993, he started organizing and overseeing the activities of the Diamond Way center in New York City and at Lama Ole’s request, began teaching and introducing people to the methods of the Diamond Way. Tasso spends the majority of his personal time teaching Buddhism and leading courses and retreats throughout North and South America and Europe. He has given radio interviews, published articles on Diamond Way Buddhism and is actively involved in the organizational activity in the US. Tasso resides in Connecticut, USA with his family and works as an IT trainer and consultant.

Other details

Venue: Diamond Way Buddhist Centre Hong Kong
Cost: HK$100 / HK$60 for each talk

We very much look forward to seeing you at the talks!

A Weekend Course with Sara Finnerty

We are very happy to invite you to a series of talks with Diamond Way teacher Sara Finnerty from Seattle in the US. Sara will share her knowledge with us, giving three lectures on “Removing Disturbing Emotions and Obstacles”, “Bodhicitta – The Enlightened Mind”, “The Meaning of the Sangha”. Each talk will include a chance to ask any questions you may have and take part in a guided meditation. Details of the program with Sara are shown below:

Removing Disturbing Emotions and Obstacles
Friday 19 October, 7.00pm
How do we integrate Buddhist teachings and meditation into our every day lives, providing the tools we need to transform the emotional ups and downs we experience into a state of awareness and joy. As our disturbing feelings dissolve, we are able to experience the true nature of mind more and more: a state of space and bliss inseparable.

Bodhicitta – The Enlightened Mind
Saturday 20 October, 3.00pm
As Buddhists, it is important to understand and develop Bodhicitta, the enlightened attitude. Bodhicitta is not a single attribute, it is the combination of many positive attributes such as the application of compassion, kindness, right view and wisdom. Developing these naturally leads us towards enlightenment.

The Meaning of the Sangha
Sunday 21 October, 3.00pm
The Sangha is the community of practitioners who are trying to develop themselves for the benefit of others, and is one of the 3 “jewels of enlightenment” that every Buddhist practitioner takes refuge in.

About the speaker, Sara Finnerty

Sara Finnerty was born in 1971 in the U.S.A. and has been practicing Diamond Way Buddhism since 1991. She meet her teacher, Lama Ole Nydahl, while studying at university in San Francisco.

Sara helped to establish and has lived in Diamond Buddhist Way centers across the United States since 1993; in California, Texas, New Mexico, and currently in Nevada. Following Lama Ole’s request, she has been traveling and teaching Diamond Way Buddhism since 2015. Sara spends her time between Las Vegas, NV and Seattle, WA.

Other details

Venue: Diamond Way Buddhist Centre Hong Kong
Cost: HK$100 / HK$60 for each talk

We very much look forward to seeing you at the talks!

Meditation and More – a weekend course

We are very happy to invite you to a series of talks with Diamond Way teacher Detlev Goebel from Munich. Detlev will share his in-depth knowledge with us, giving three lectures on “Meditation: the practice of Guru Yoga”, “The Four Foundational Practices”, “Blessing and Transmission in the Karma Kagyü Lineage”. Details of the program with Detlev are shown below:

Meditation: the practice of Guru Yoga
Friday 31 August, 7.00pm

The Four Foundational Practices
Saturday 1 September, 3.00pm

Blessing and Transmission in the Karma Kagyü Lineage
Sunday 2 September, 3.00pm

About the speaker, Detlev Goebel

Detlev was born in Germany in 1960 and took Buddhist refuge with Lama Ole Nydahl in 1984. Since 1990 he has been an editor of Kagyu Life Magazine, and started giving dharma teachings at Lama Ole’s request in 1992. Over the last 30 years, Detlev has made numerous pilgrimages in Nepal, India, Tibet and especially Bhutan, and in the recent years has guided annual pilgrimages of the Buddhist power places of Bhutan. He and his wife Claudia currently live in Munich and volunteer their time as editors of the important Buddhismus Heute (“Buddhism Today”) magazine.

Other details

Venue: Diamond Way Buddhist Centre Hong Kong

Cost: HK$100 / HK$60 for each talk

We very much look forward to seeing you at the talks!

Weekend Course (21-23 April)

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Please join us for a weekend of talks about Buddhism and meditation and how they relate to our lives today. 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 weekend will start with an Introductory talk on Friday evening, and there will be two further talks on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. The full schedule and details are below.

About the speaker:

ulrike-20150322-kl_5715_rgnUlrike Markusch spent the early years of her life in South America before moving to Germany, where she now lives and works as a psychosomatic doctor. She has been practicing Diamond Way Buddhism for 23 years and has been teaching for the last 9 years.

Talks:

Friday 21 April, 7pm: Meditation and Daily Life

Saturday 22 April, 3pm: Working with Disturbing Emotions

Sunday 23 April, 3pm: Buddhist Refuge and Why We Practice

Venue:

Diamond Way Buddhist Centre Hong Kong

Cost:

Each talk costs HK$100 / HK$60

Look forward to seeing you at the course!

 

Weekly Meditation Evenings

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Weekly Meditations – Mondays at 7.30pm

We orgnanise regular introduction talks and guided meditations every Monday. The meditation which is practiced is called the 16th Karmapa Meditation. The methods employed in this meditation have been used in Buddhism since the time of the Buddha 2,500 year ago. Focused on fully developing the human potential, the meditation brings about lasting results for those who not only want to learn about their minds, but have a direct experience of it.

Every Monday, we start at 7.30pm with a short explanation about the meditation and Buddhism more generally. The meditation itself follows straight away and takes around 20-30 minutes. If you are new to Buddhism or meditation, it is an ideal place to start. There is no need to bring or wear anything special, and there is no charge for coming along.

The venue is the Diamond Way Buddhist Centre in Sheung Wan. We are conveniently located in a quiet street in the Central / Sheung Wan area, a short walk from either MTR station. There are various bus routes that run up and down either Queen’s Road Central or Des Voeux Road Central, and we are also very close to the tram.

Look forward to seeing you soon!

Open House!

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On Saturday 6th July we are very pleased to host an Open House Day at our centre in Sheung Wan. It’s a great chance for anyone new to Buddhism to come and visit the centre and see what we are up to.

The centre will open from 11am and everyone is free to come along, have a look around the centre, have a tea or coffee and talk to some of the members. There will also be a chance to take part in a meditation for those interested. Continue reading Open House!