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On the road with our Diamond Way Teachers this October: from the Highlands to the bright lights of London

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Diamond Way Teacher Tomek Lehnert begins the London October Course by giving a lecture in the great hall of the Beaufoy

Thankfulness is the basis of any meaningful human exchange and has enabled the Buddha’s teachings to be passed on successfully from teacher to student in an unbroken lineage for over 2,500 years.The importance of thankfulness was therefore a common theme in the lectures given by Diamond Way Teachers at the London October Course at the Beaufoy, as well as during Tomek Lehnert’s tour of the UK this October.


Compassion in Action: Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche visits London, July 2013

Saturday, August 10th, 2013
Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche giving the Loving Eyes empowerment in London, in 2013

Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche in London, July 2013

From 25-31 July 2013, the London Diamond Way Buddhist Centre was very fortunate to be able to host Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche for a program of teachings and transmissions at the Beaufoy Institute in Lambeth. Rinpoche is a highly respected lama of the Karma Kagyu lineage. He was ordained in Rumtek monastery by the 16th Karmapa, and is one of the few lamas who holds the title ‘Maniwa’, given to masters of the Loving Eyes (Skt. Avalokiteshvara; Tib. Chenrezig) practice who are able to encourage others to recite the mantra of Loving Eyes, OM MANI PEME HUNG, more than one billion times. Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche has led 30 “Mani Dhungyur” festivals in his homeland of Nepal, which are attended by thousands of students, in which a billion mani mantras are accumulated. Loving Eyes is the Bodhisattva of compassion, so the friends from London, the UK and abroad who gathered for the programme were particularly fortunate to receive teachings and transmissions related so closely to this most noble of qualities, from a master who embodies it so perfectly. London was one of the destinations on Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche’s 2013 tour of Europe.


Channel countries weekend at the Europe Center 23-24 October 2010

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010
EC Channel Countries Weekend flyer (front)

EC Channel Countries Weekend flyer (front)

The Europe Center blog recently announced this event!


Lama Ole Nydahl in London 21-22 September 2010

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

This September, Lama Ole Nydahl will visit London as part of his only official public teaching programme in the UK in 2010. His teachings will be preceded by a series of lectures by three of his experienced students who work in the fields of academia and science. Lama Ole Nydahl has visited London many times before and his lectures have drawn hundreds of attendees.

Lama Ole Nydahl in London September 2010

Lama Ole Nydahl in London 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.

Europe Center summer course – the “building up phase” begins!

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Watch this high-speed coverage of the construction of the main tent where the teachings will take place during the Third International Summer Course will at the Europe Center. From 3-15 August, several thousand people will come to the Alps in southern Germany to learn the practice of Phowa and receive Buddhist teachings from Lama Ole Nydahl.


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…)

Karol Sleczek UK Tour, March 2010

Thursday, April 8th, 2010
Karol Sleczek

Karol Sleczek teaching in Newcastle, March 2010

From 1-21 March 2010 travelling teacher Karol Sleczek made an epic teaching tour of our UK Diamond Way groups and centres. Karol has been practicing Buddhism for over 30 years. He was one of the first students of Lama Ole Nydahl in his home country of Poland and has been instrumental in the establishment of Diamond Way Buddhism there – today Poland has over 60 Diamond Way Buddhist centres including six retreat centres. Karol, who is also trained in classical philosophy, has been travelling internationally for many years giving lectures and courses on Buddhism at Lama Ole Nydahl’s request. He is highly respected for (more…)