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!

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.

The Way Things Are

We are very happy to invite you to a short series of talks, The Way Things Are, with Diamond Way teacher Marek Rosinski. 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.

Details of the program is shown below:

The Way Things Are – an introduction to Buddhism
Friday 20 October, 7.00pm

The Way Things Are – a deeper dive
Saturday 21 October, 3pm
Sunday 22 October, 3pm

About the speaker

Marek Rosinski is a student of Lama Ole Nydahl and has been practicing Diamond Way Buddhism for more than 25 years. He has traveled with Lama Ole and his wife Hannah in Europe, Asia, and both Americas supporting them in their work. Marek has two daughters and works as a lawyer in his native Poland with an international law firm.

Other details

Venue: Diamond Way Buddhist Centre Hong Kong

Cost: HK$100 / HK$60 for each talk

Look forward to seeing you at the talks!

Talks on Buddhism and Philosophy

We are very happy to invite you to a series of talks with Diamond Way teacher Artur Przybyslawski. Artur is an expert in Buddhist philosophy which he teaches at university and a translator of Tibetan to both English and Polish. Details of the program with Artur is shown below:

Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy
Friday 22 September, 7.00pm

Weekend Course: Meditation and Philosophy in Buddhism
Saturday 23 September, 11am and 3pm
Sunday 24 September, 11am

About the speaker, Artur Przybyslawski

Born in 1970, in Lodz (Poland). He took refuge in 1994 and is a travelling teacher since 2006. He studied philosophy at the University of Lodz (MA) and Jagiellonian University (PhD). The title of PhD dissertation “The thought of Tales and Heraclitus in the philosophy of Aristotle, Hegel, Nietzsche and Heidegger”, title of Habilitation: “Buddhist philosophy of Emptiness”. Area of speciality: Buddhist philosophy (madhyamaka, shentong view, pramana). He works currently at Jagiellonian University at the Chair of Comparative Studies of Civilisations where he teaches Tibetan language and Buddhist philosophy. Author of three books: “Coincidentia oppositorum”, Buddhist “Philosophy of Emptiness”, “Emptiness is joy or Buddhist philosophy with tongue in cheek”, editor of “From Buddhism to science and back”, translator from English and Tibetan.

Other details

Venue: Diamond Way Buddhist Centre Hong Kong

Cost: HK$100 / HK$60 for each talk

Look forward to seeing you at the talks!

Two Talks About Buddhism (15 July 2017)

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Please join us for a two talks on Saturday 15 July with a visiting teacher, Roman Kouzmenko from Melbourne, about karma (or cause and effect) and meditation and how they relate to our lives today. Buddha’s teachings enable us to experience lasting happiness, in particular by applying teachings on karma. 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 full schedule and details are below.

Talks:

Saturday 15 July, 11am: Karma – Cause and Effect

Saturday 15 April, 3pm: Meditation in Daily Life

About the speaker:

Roman Kouzmenko met Lama Ole and Hannah Nydahl in 2000. From 2003 he has been helping to run the Diamond Way Centre in Melbourne. Roman has been teaching Buddhism since 2003, his style is joyful, relaxed and practical.

Venue:

Diamond Way Buddhist Centre Hong Kong

Cost:

Each talk costs HK$100 / HK$60

Look forward to seeing you at the talks!

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/

 

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!

 

Buddhism in Daily Life

Please join us for a weekend of talks about Buddhism and their relevance in our modern busy lives.

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.

About the speaker:

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.

Talks:

Friday 24 March, 7pm: Buddhism in Daily Life

Saturday 25 March, 3pm: Working with Disturbing Emotions

Sunday 26 March, 3pm: The Six Paramitas

Venue:

Diamond Way Buddhist Centre Hong Kong

Cost:

Each talk costs HK$100 / HK$60

The Teacher and Student in Buddhism

Please join us for a special talk about this central topic in Diamond Way Buddhism. According to the highest level of Buddha’s teachings, the teacher is the most important aspect because we see him or her not as a person or god but as a mirror to our own potential. The teacher actually represents the Buddha, showing us our timeless nature with countless skillful means.

About the speaker

Paulina Czaja lives in Bartolty, Poland in a Buddhist retreat centre. She been practising Diamond Way Buddhism for 24 years and has been teaching Buddhism for more than 10 years.

Other information

Price: $100 / $60 (concessions)

Venue: Diamond Way Buddhist Centre Hong Kong

Date / time: Saturday 11 March, 3pm