Posts Tagged ‘Greece’

UK Sangha in Karma Berchen Ling

Monday, April 25th, 2011
Karma Berchen Ling, Greece

Karma Berchen Ling, Greece

We want to produce Buddhism, not consume it“. This is how Lama Ole Nydahl started a very inspiring talk given in San Francisco in 1995. We all have and enjoy this wonderful possibility to produce Buddhism in every day life in our groups and centres all over the UK. This year however, such a precious opportunity for the UK sangha also appeared in a distant corner of Southern Europe. For the whole month we had the honour to be responsible for running one of our Diamond Way Buddhist retreat centres. In March 2011 the UK sangha became the host of Karma Berchen Ling centre in Greece.


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.

Lama Ole Nydahl: Kalachakra Stupa in Karma Berchen Ling

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

The following text is from a series of questions and answers with Lama Ole Nydahl on 8 May 2010 in Tonali, Mexico, concerning the construction of the Kalachakra stupa in Karma Berchen Ling, Greece.

Q: What was the reason you decided to build a Kalachakra stupa, especially at Karma Berchen Ling?

A: During Antiquity, due to the Greek conies and their philosophers, the Mediterranean ocean led the western world in free thinking, human rights and democracy.

Kalachakra stupas have been used for the last thousand years in Buddhist Asia to defend such timeless values against any retrograde forces of suppression which history may bring up and they work everywhere.

Our beloved Lama Lopon Tsechu Rinpoche inaugurated one such 13-meter high stupa near Malaga in 1994, looking south. We are searching for fitting land in (more…)

Buddhist Blogs – Diamond Way Buddhism in the blogosphere!

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

The Blogosphere: can you spot the DWBUK Blog at the top-right of the image?

Here at the Diamond Way Buddhism UK Blog we’re excited to see that other Diamond Way Buddhist friends and centres around the world are blogging about their activities. Our favourites – so far – are…