Newsletter 3/03/2012

 

Welcome to the Diamond Way Buddhist Trust NZ Information Service
Newsletter #1/2012

1. Lama Ole Nydahl in New Zealand - public lectures
2. Traveling teacher Axel Waltl in Wellington
3. “The Way Things Are” - introductory book about Buddhism
4. Wellington: two meditation sessions canceled
5. Auckland: Intro to Buddhism & Meditation
PLUS: Glentui Highlights

1. Lama Ole Nydahl in New Zealand - public lectures

Meeting the Lama is the best way to check if methods of Diamond Way Buddhism suit one's character and tendencies. There is simply no faster development than finding a skilled teacher and following their instructions.

Lama Ole Nydahl's public lectures are financially accessible (rarely cost more than a equivalent of a cinema ticket + a coffee) and take only one evening each, so give it a go if you can!

More information on lectures (22-24th of March): Auckland sessions, Wellington sessions

2. Traveling teacher Axel Waltl in Wellington

For those who are not able to attend Lama Ole Nydahl's lectures, we would like to invite you to a session with his long-time student, Axel Waltl.

Axel will give a talk in central Wellington (in our usual meditation venue) on Sunday 25th of March, 7.30pm. The entry is a suggested donation of $20 ($15 concession).

3. “The Way Things Are” - introductory book about Buddhism

The books of Lama Ole Nydahl are now available as eBooks to read on your electronic mobile devices.  

So if you are looking for an introduction to Buddhism, we'd like to recommend “The Way Things Are”:
Kindle version: http://amzn.com/B00612FJHK  
Paperback: http://amzn.com/1846940427

4. Wellington: two meditation sessions canceled

There will be no meditation sessions between 7th and 14th of March. You are still welcome to attend the Introduction to Meditation this Monday.

Our regular schedule will restart on 15th of March.

5. Auckland: Intro to Buddhism & Meditation

Inspired by our friends from Wellington, we decided to run a monthly introductory evening tailored to the beginner.. We repeat these sessions every first Tuesday of the month.

If you have never meditated but would like to try, or you would like to know more about Tibetan Buddhism - here is a great place to start!

More information: http://www.buddhism.org.nz/intro-to-buddhism-and-meditation/


Glentui Highlights

Our retreat centre is growing at a steady pace since the beginning of construction: we are happy to announce that retreats there are now possible! Here is a postcard from one - we have have finished it off with a pleasant gathering on Saturday night.

From the couple who undertook the retreat:
"The valley is scarcely inhabited, which means that we share the area only between ourselves and our hired lawnmowing merino sheep.

"The nights are full of stars and very quiet - that is apart from the howling of wind in the window frames and the sound of rain hitting the metal roof.

"The local micro-climate ensures spectacular views - every day is different. There are no distractions, unless one treats small gardening tasks on the land as such - but these are not obligatory."

Enjoy the rest of summer!
-- Kiwisangha