Archive for August, 2010

Lama Ole Nydahl in Brighton, 20 September 2010

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Lama Ole Nydahl will teach in Brighton for the first time on 20 September 2010. This is the advertisement for his lecture (click on image to enlarge).

Lama Ole Nydahl in Brighton September 2010

Lama Ole Nydahl in Brighton September 2010


Lama Ole Nydahl on Death and Rebirth – Video

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Lama Ole Nydahl is one of the foremost teachers in the West today regarding death and rebirth. In this brief video he explains how our state of our mind in life affects the nature and quality of our experiences in death, and that our true essence is unborn and can never die. Lama Ole Nydahl will give more in-depth teachings on death and rebirth from the perspective of Diamond Way Buddhism in London on 22 September 2010.

Construction of the Kalachakra Stupa in Greece (video)

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

Previously we blogged about the Kalachakra Stupa being built in Greece. The construction is almost complete now, ready for the stupa’s inauguration on 21-23 August 2010, which will be attended by people from all over the world including many of us from the UK. Here is a video which captures some of the early stages in its construction.

17th Karmapa – The Four Seals of Dharma (video)

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

This is a teaching on “The Four Seals of Dharma” given by H.H. 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje on 11 March 2010 at the Karmapa International Buddhist Institute in New Delhi, India. This and many other films are available from in high quality DVD format. Photos documenting the life and activities of Gyalwa Karmapa are also available through this site.

Karmapa Prophecies – website for Sylvia Wong’s new book

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Previously we blogged about the new book by Sylvia Wong, “The Karmapa Prophecies“. Now there is a website which contains further information about the book.


Kalu Rinpoche on “the essence of the lama”

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

This quote is from one of the final teachings by Kalu Rinpoche, who was one of the first teachers of Hannah and Lama Ole Nydahl.

Kalu Rinpoche, one of Hannah and Lama Ole Nydahl's first teachers

“What we call the Buddha, or the lama, is not material in the same way as iron, crystal, gold or silver are. You should never think of them with this sort of materialistic attitude. The essence of the Lama or Buddha is emptiness; their nature, clarity; their appearance, the play of unimpeded awareness. Apart from that, they have no real, material form, shape or color whatsoever-like the empty luminosity of space. When we know them to be like that, we can develop faith, merge our minds with theirs, and let our minds rest peacefully. This attitude and practice are most important.”

– Kalu Rinpoche (1905-1989)

From “Dzogchen Essentials: The Path That Clarifies Confusion” Marcia Schmidt (Rangjung Yeshe, 2004)