Lama Ole Nydahl in Auckland

Lama Ole Nydahl in Auckland
Starts: 21 March 2013, 7:30pm
Venue: Jubilee Hall (Jubilee Building)
545 Parnell Road
Parnell New Zealand
Price:$18 ($13 concession)

Happiness is not a result of what happens to us, but of how we react to what happens.  Meditation allows us to react to situations with greater awareness and insight, so we can choose our roles in the comedies of life and avoid its tragedies.  It allows us to find lasting happiness that isn't dependent on the outside world.

Serene Buddhist nuns and monks have known this for thousands of years, and now everyday Westerners with jobs, partners and families can enjoy the benefits of this timeless tool - and be taught by a meditation master.

It is with great pleasure that we announce Auckland's participation in the New Zealand tour of our main teacher - Lama Ole Nydahl.

We are a Buddhist lineage of direct transmission from teacher to student.  Through meditating, and interacting with a fully qualified Buddhist teacher, our school aims to bring about a full and direct experience of the nature of mind.  In Vajrayana Buddhism, the essence of mind is understood to be limitless like space, open, fearless, and joyful.

Diamond Way Buddhism uses authentic Karma Kagyu teachings, made accessible to Western people with everyday lives.  Our teachings and methods are clear and practical, non dogmatic - and encourage inquiring minds.

We also invite you to take part in our accompanying programme of lectures with Buddhist teacher and a student of Lama Ole Nydahl - Tomek Lenhert.

Let us know if you have any questions at [email protected] .

Main schedule

21 March 2013, 7.30pm
Lecture "Meditation for a Joyful Life" - Lama Ole Nydahl
(no registration necessary)

Jubilee Hall (Jubilee Building)
545 Parnell Road

Accompanying programme

with Tomek Lehnert, teacher of Buddhism and meditation, long-term student of Lama Ole Nydahl.

23 March 2013, 7pm
Public talk on "Practical Buddhism - working with negative emotions in everyday life" with Tomek Lehnert (additional $18)
(no registration necessary)

Titoki Room, Jubilee Building
Jubilee Hall
545 Parnell Road

23-24 March 2013
"Practical Buddhism" course with Tomek Lehnert
Please enquire at [email protected] for further details about the course.

About Lama Ole Nydahl

Lama Ole NydahlLama 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) – Lama 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.

Lama Ole has been a major driving force in bringing Buddhism to the West, and to date has established more than 629 Diamond Way Buddhist centers in 44 countries around the world.

His unique synthesis of modern style and ancient wisdom helped create the largest body of students practicing Diamond Way Buddhist methods in the West. Shamar Rinpoche has said “In 1973 the 16th Karmapa ordered Ole and Hannah to teach and predicted that they would be very successful in spreading the Buddha’s teachings in the West. The 16th Karmapa taught them their main practices, the Guru Yogas on the 8th and 16th Karmapas. They kept their samaya without any doubt, following and fulfilling Karmapa’s wish. Ole is carrying out the activity of the 16th Karmapa.”

Lama Ole is the author of several books including The Way Things Are; Entering the Diamond Way; Mahamudra; Riding the Tiger (all from Blue Dolphin Publishing, USA); and The Great Seal (Fire Wheel Publishing, USA).

More information on Lama Ole Nydahl's homepage.

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