Posts Tagged ‘16th Karmapa’

A House of Power

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
H.H. 16th Karmapa

H.H. 16th Karmapa

“You would come in [to Rumtek Monastery], you would see H.H. the Sixteenth Karmapa. You would see a man who could laugh so that you could hear it five houses away. You’d see a house of power, something you’d never seen before. If he were here now, everybody would gradually vibrate against the walls. I promise you that, just from his power. I’ve never seen anybody like him. I’ve seen all the high Rinpoches, all the Holinesses, but I’ve never seen anybody like him – nobody with his power, nobody with his blessing, nobody with his energy, that I’ve never seen.”

– Lama Ole Nydahl, 30 March 1996 at the International Karma Kagyu Conference, Karmapa International Buddhist Institute, New Delhi

“His Holiness”

Friday, April 1st, 2011
H.H. 16th Karmapa

H.H. 16th Karmapa

We are sure you’ll enjoy these wonderful pictures of H.H. the 16th Karmapa (click on the thumbnails to enlarge). You can see the goodness and compassion simply radiating from him.


Statues in our London Buddhist Centre

Friday, October 15th, 2010
Diamond Mind and Loving Eyes Statues in the London Diamond Way Buddhist Centre

Diamond Mind and Loving Eyes Statues in the London Diamond Way Buddhist Centre

We’d like to share some impressions from the filling and blessing of the beautiful Buddha statues in our London Buddhist Centre. The filling took place back in February (19-21) 2010 when we had the privilege to host our great friends from Germany – Dagmar, Steffi and Sebastian – who are trained in the traditional art of statue filling.  The statues are of Loving Eyes (Tib.Chenrezig), Diamond Mind (Tib. Dorje Sempa), and Green Liberatrice (Skt. Tara), as well as one of the 16th Karmapa holding the Black Crown.

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.

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

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Advertisement for “Space for Mind”

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.


16th Karmapa Meditation: Explanations by Lama Ole Nydahl

Monday, April 26th, 2010

This interview was conducted by Stefan Watzlawek and Melanie Zaremba on May 24, 2006, in Houston, Texas and appeared in Volume 20 of the Magazine Buddhism Today published in 2007 and is also held on the online portal. It concerns the main practice taught in Diamond Way Buddhist Centres worldwide, the “Guru Yoga” Meditation on the 16th Karmapa.

16th Karmapa wearing the Black Crown

16th Karmapa wearing the Black Crown


Brighton Buddhist Centre opens!

Monday, March 29th, 2010
Outside Brighton Buddhist Centre

Outside our Brighton Buddhist Centre

Brighton Buddhist centre: On Saturday 20th March 2010 our new centre opened its doors to the public. A converted shop in Baker Street is now home to the new Buddhist centre. It is located in an up-and-coming area of Brighton. In order to celebrate the move to the new premises the members of our Brighton Buddhist centre organised an open day for the locals to meet their new neighbours.

On the day, many interested local people came along for a chat and a cup of tea. Some also took part in guided (more…)