In connection with the ‘Space for Mind, Space for Art: treasures of Tibetan Buddhism and contemporary responses‘ which is happening this week at The Spring Project, in Lambeth, London, the sangha in Brighton decided to put on their own exhibition ‘Art of Enlightenment’.
Archive for May, 2012
Today, May 6 2012, is the 29th Birthday of H.H. 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje, as well as being a “super moon” in some parts of the world. We wish him a long life and much success in his activity worldwide in teaching the Dharma for the benefit of all beings, and look forward very much to his forthcoming visit to the UK in July.
Hannah Nydahl, together with her husband Lama Ole became the first Western students of H.H. the 16th Karmapa in 1969. A qualified Buddhist teacher in her own right, she worked alongside Lama Ole from the early 1970s up to her death in 2007 to establish Diamond Way Buddhism around the world. A movie about her remarkable life and activity is currently in production. This interview was made with Hannah in 1995 and was published in the magazine Kagyu Life International. It addresses her own views about the development of Buddhism in the West and her unique role.