Posts Tagged ‘Tibetan’

Lama Ole Nydahl – Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on Death and Rebirth

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

In connection with Lama Ole Nydahl’s upcoming teachings in London on death and rebirth we reproduce here the following transcript from a lecture given in Australia in the mid 1990’s. It is also held on the Buddhanet website.

Lama Ole Nydahl (photo: Marcin Muchalski)

Lama Ole Nydahl (photo: Marcin Muchalski)

The Tibetan Buddhist teachings on death and rebirth are unique and very complete. They usually interest everybody who gets them. In order to understand about death and rebirth, it’s important to begin by observing the nature of our mind. Looking at the mind we often think that there are two things. There is something seeing and there is something being seen. There is a mirror there, the picture is in the mirror. There is that which observes and that which is being observed. But if we look for true duality this cannot be found. Where does every thought and feeling and experience come from? It comes from the open clear space of the mind. Who knows it? The open clear space of the mind. Where does it change? It changes inside that open clear space and it also returns to it again. So, if we look for the mind we see that it’s not two things, the seer and the things seen, the experiencer and the experienced. They are not two, but one totality manifesting in two ways. There is the timeless aspect, which is like the ocean, and there is the changing aspect inside time, which is like the waves coming and going in the ocean. And we cannot say that the things either are or are not the thoughts and feelings, either are or are not the mind. They appear there, they are known by it. They disappear there again. Of course they are felt to be different and they are experienced as different. We see them as something apart.


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…)

London Buddhist Centre: Buddhism and Meditation in London since 1997

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

London Buddhist Centre (Diamond Way) has been offering meditation classes for beginners and experienced practitioners  alike since 1997. In this blog post you can find out more about its development and regular activity.

London Buddhist Centre - Press the buzzer!

Our London Buddhist Centre was established in 1997 when Steve James moved to London. Steve was the first British student of Lama Ole Nydahl who was based permanently in the UK. After meeting Lama Ole Nydahl in Japan in 1993, Steve was inspired to start a Diamond Way Buddhist meditation group in Cambridge where he was studying medicine.