Archive for June, 2010

Lama Ole & Hannah Nydahl encounter the Karmapa – Video

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Lama Ole and Hannah Nydahl describe going to Nepal in 1968. This is an excerpt from the final interview that Hannah gave before she died in 2007.

Early Karma Kagyu Refuge Tree

Sunday, June 27th, 2010
Early Karma Kagyu Refuge Tree

Early Karma Kagyu Refuge Tree

This beautiful image, from the superb Himalayan Art Resource, is apparently of the earliest known Karma Kagyu Refuge Tree paintings. (more…)

Testing gold – Buddha Shakyamuni

Friday, June 25th, 2010

“Just as gold is tested by being burnt, cut and rubbed, the learned should accept my words only after examining them, not simply out of faith or other such reasons.”

-Buddha Shakyamuni (Śrīmahābālatantrarāja)

Lama Ole Nydahl invited to London to attend Kalachakra Initiation by H.H. Sakya Trizin

Monday, June 21st, 2010
Kalachakra Initiation London June 2010

Kalachakra Initiation London June 2010

From 14-15 June 2010 Lama Ole Nydahl and several members of the Diamond Way Buddhism sangha attended the initiation of Kalachakra given in London by H.H. Sakya Trizin, the supreme head of the Sakya Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. This event was organised by Lama Jampa Thaye and the Dechen Community, and Lama Ole Nydahl was invited as a special guest. A full report of H.H. Sakya Trizin’s visit to London, including pictures, can be found on the Dechen blog.


Buddhism in Manchester – new premises for our Diamond Way Group

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

On 5 June 2010 the new premises for our Manchester Buddhist meditation group was inaugurated with a lecture by Wojtek Tracewski on Buddhism in the West. An office on the third floor of an old warehouse became our new home.


Diamond Mind in Union – the first initiation given in London by Lopön Tsechu Rinpoche

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Today, 18 June 2010, is the tenth anniversary of an historic event – the first initiation given in London by Lopön Tsechu Rinpoche.

Diamond Mind in Union (Tib. Dorje Sempa yab yum)

Diamond Mind in Union (Tib. Dorje Sempa yab yum)


Space for Mind event in London, 4-13 June 2010

Monday, June 14th, 2010

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We’d like to share some impressions from an enormously successful ten-day long series of events held by Diamond Way Buddhism UK from 4-13 June 2010 at the Novas Contemporary Urban Centre on Bankside, London.

The programme included a series of talks, movies, exhibits and guided meditations aimed at introducing Tibetan Buddhism’s profound methods for understanding the mind and discovering lasting happiness. The theme “Space for Mind” was borrowed from the working title of the project to purchase a new London Buddhist Centre. In particular, the programme was geared towards offering Diamond Way Buddhism to the London Borough of Southwark and the people who live and work there.

Throughout the ten days there was an exhibition of Tibetan Buddhist art entitled “Expressions of Enlightenment”. A number of beautifully crafted examples of Tibetan Buddhist statues and scroll paintings (thangkas) were displayed together with explanations of their deep symbolism and use as aids for meditation. Tours of the exhibition were offered each weekday from noon to 7pm, together with the opportunity for visitors to take part in short guided meditations.


Thousand-Armed Loving Eyes and Nyungne

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

One Thousand Armed form of Loving Eyes

We’re very excited about this picture! It is the Thousand-Armed Loving Eyes (Skt. Avalokiteshvara; Tib. Chenrezig), the embodiment of the compassion of all Buddhas. (more…)