Posts Tagged ‘Edinburgh’

Tomek Lehnert in Edinburgh

Saturday, April 16th, 2011
Tomek Lehnert in Edinburgh

Tomek Lehnert in Edinburgh

Our Edinburgh Buddhist group recently had the opportunity to host a great teacher of Diamond Way Buddism, Tomek Lehnert. Tomek was the right hand of Lama Ole Nydahl for 20 years while traveling with him around the world. He has been involved in setting up Karma Kagyu Buddhist centres in the Americas, Australia and New Zealand, and Russia as well as Western and Eastern Europe. He’s also the author of the book about the Karmapa issue, Rogues In Robes.


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…)

Lama Ole Nydahl in Edinburgh 2000: a recollection

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

In this post we recollect Lama Ole Nydahl’s first visit to Edinburgh. Martin Dahms, who comments later in the post, was one of the founders of the original Edinburgh Diamond Way Buddhist Group which was active between 2000 and 2003.

Edinburgh Skyline

On Tuesday 28 March 2000, Lama Ole Nydahl gave a talk at Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Gardens lecture theatre, entitled “Basis, Way and Goal in Diamond Way Buddhism”. The talk was an introduction to Diamond Way Buddhism, in which Lama Ole pointed to the Buddha nature as the basis for our development, gave an overview of the methods the Buddha taught to remove the veils which prevent us from experiencing this potential, and explained how the goal – enlightenment – is the full development of mind’s inherent qualities. The lecture was attended by several friends who travelled from London, elsewhere in the UK and abroad, as well as many locals, including inquisitive members of what Lama Ole wryly described in his lecture as a nearby “Presbyterian Buddhist Centre”!