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This website represents more than 640 lay Diamond Way Buddhist centers of the Karma Kagyu Lineage, founded by Lama Ole Nydahl, under the spiritual guidance of H.H. 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje. The Diamond Way Buddhist centers are friendly places where people get easy access to Buddha’s timeless wisdom, learn how to meditate and develop and share experience. We offer daily meditations, meditation courses, retreat places, study courses and lectures by more than 100 international lay Buddhist teachers. Learn more...
After a warm response to his public talks in May 2013, Lama Ole will extend his book tour to additional US cities, sharing teachings from his latest English-language book, Fearless Death: Buddhist Wisdom on the Art of Dying.
For centuries Tibetan Buddhist masters have uncovered joy and meaning in the dying process. For them death is not a mystery. They know what will happen and see it as a great chance for spiritual development. Fearless Death makes their teachings accessible to the modern West. In this book, Lama Ole condenses the information he learned from years spent with great Buddhist masters in the East. His explanations are enriched by decades of experience guiding modern people through the dying process.
Fearless Death is available for purchase in both hard copy and Kindle formats on Amazon. The English language edition of Fearless Death is also available in hard copy format for purchase on Amazon in Germany and the UK.
For more information about the book and teachings on death and rebirth, visit fearlessdeathbook.com. For regular updates and content from the book, please like our Facebook page.
Written by the Ukraine Buddhist sangha
Znamin is a Buddhist retreat center area in Carpathian Ruthenia in western Ukraine. There are 25 hectares of meadows and forests located on a lovely hill situated at the altitude of 720m with a breath-taking 360° view of the eastern range of the Carpathians – one of the highest mountain ranges in Central Europe. A view onto Ukraine, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary stretches out from Znamin.
Znamin is the essence of the Carpathians
– Lama Ole Nydahl
The Znamin Buddhist center is a great place for international co-operation. European Union citizens and Russians can come to Ukraine without a visa, so it’s easy for us to invite friends from various countries to courses on Buddhism in Ukraine. more…
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From May 23rd until 27th, 2013, 250 lay Buddhist practitioners joined the “Bodhisattva Course” with Lama Ole Nydahl at the Heartland Retreat Center, one of the two Diamond Way Buddhist meditation retreat lands in the USA, located in Wisconsin. A bodhisattva is one who has the enlightened attitude, the determination to get enlightened for the benefit of all beings.
A guest article by the Munich Buddhist sangha
Idealists mainly from the four local US Buddhist groups helped to prepare the place in the weeks before the course. Even the tics paid their respect to their hard work by withdrawing from around the meditation hall, the main house on the hill and the dozens of tents arrayed in all the wisdom colors in the valley. more…
Our great teacher Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche has started his 2013 tour of Europe by visiting Buddhist centres in Germany and Denmark.
Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche is a traditionally trained Buddhist lama from Nepal, who has spent decades in meditation retreat. Ordained as a monk by His Holiness the 16th Karmapa, Rinpoche has devoted his life to the Buddhist teachings, especially in his native Nepal, where he runs several monasteries. Rinpoche has come several times to the West, and has been hosted in many of our Diamond Way Buddhist centers and taught at many of our meditation courses.
Starting on the 11th July in Hungary, Rinpoche will teach in Becske, where there is a Buddhist stupa overlooking the grounds of the course. more…
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How can we make the most of death, and life? How can we overcome the fear of death and dying? To a Tibetan Buddhist meditator, death isn’t something to fear. The stages of dying are seen as a great opportunity for spiritual enlightenment.
Tags: buddhist author, buddhist books, death, dying, fear of death, Lama Ole Nydahl
Lama Ole Nydahl giving Phowa (Conscious Dying) Buddhist meditation course in Lima, Peru in April 2013
Lama Ole Nydahl started his South American tour by giving a 5-day course on Phowa – one of the highest methods of Diamond Way Buddhism – in Lima, capital of Peru. He was asked for an interview by El Comercio, the oldest newspaper in Peru. Buddhism in Peru is mainly Mahayana, and the teachings of a Vajrayana master attracted interest and curiosity.
Tags: Buddhism, Buddhism in Peru, Lama Ole Nydahl, Lima, Peru, Phowa
If you’re looking for meditation tips, there’s no more trusted source of advice than H.H. 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje, Buddhist meditation master and head of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.
In a popular video on the KarmapaDocumentary channel on YouTube, H.H. 17th Karmapa gives tips and explanations on different aspects of Buddhist meditation, including posture, focus, and breathing.
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Lama Ole Nydahl has given lectures on Buddhism in Poland twice every year since his first visit in 1976. Though everything started in Krakow, a beautiful town in south Poland, with a comparatively small group of people who started the first center for Diamond Way Buddhism in Poland, the Polish sangha (group of Buddhist practitioners) grew very quickly, and now we have Buddhist centers in almost every city in Poland.
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This summer, practitioners from all the Diamond Way Buddhist centers of North, Central, and South America are embarking on the Americas Adventure in Europe. This three-part event will focus on cultivating friendships between Diamond Way practitioners both across the Americas and over the pond in Europe. The full program is as follows:
• Americas Week at the Europe Center: July 29–Aug 2
• Europe Center Summer Course: Aug 5–18
• Bus Tour of the Americas in Europe: Aug 19–25
On February 15-18, 2013, the sangha (practitioners) from the Diamond Way Buddhist Centers in the United States held a national meditation course in the New York Hudson Valley region called, ”Living Buddhism: Deepening Our Practice”. The course was the second in a series of “Living Buddhism” courses in the U.S., which aim to put into practice Lama Ole Nydahl’s wishes that we produce, rather than just consume, Buddhism. It was also the 14th Annual Presidents’ Day Meditation Retreat in the Northeast Region of the country, located in the near vicinity of the future Northeast Retreat Center (NRC).
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