Posts Tagged ‘Oxford’

Reading, Oxford, St Albans Buddhist groups host Lama Ole Nydahl

Sunday, April 13th, 2014
Lama Ole Nydahl in Oxford 2 April 2014

Lama Ole Nydahl in Oxford 1 April 2014

Having arrived in London for a week-long visit to the UK, on the first evening, Lama Ole Nydahl expressed the strong wish to make a spontaneous visit to as many as possible of the Diamond Way Buddhist groups in the close vicinity of London. A few phone calls later to discuss logistics, and a plan was made for the following day, Tuesday 1 April, to drive to Reading, Oxford and St Albans. The was the first time since Lama Ole Nydahl’s 2011 visit that he had visited groups outside the Capital.


Painting of the 10th Shamarpa Mipham Chodrup Gyamtso

Sunday, June 19th, 2011
10th Shamarpa Mipham Chodrup Gyamtso

10th Shamarpa Mipham Chodrup Gyamtso

This beautiful thangka painting of the 10th Shamarpa Mipham Chodrup Gyamtso (1742-1792), in the Karma Gardri style of Eastern Tibet, was painted in the middle of the 18th Century, and is currently on display at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.


The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford has re-opened

Thursday, July 1st, 2010
Phurba (ritual dagger) at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Phurba (ritual dagger) at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

This image is of a Phurba, a ritual dagger used in rites of subjugation of hostile forces, associated with certain cycles of tantric teachings. Its three edges symbolise cutting through the three main disturbing emotions of ignorance, anger and attachment. It was made in Tibet in the 13th or 14th century. Its handle is carved from wood and painted, with gilding and ivory details. Further details can be seen here.


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…)