Zeitlose Werte - Dauerhaftes Glück

Diamantweg-Buddhismus in Europa


1. - 5. April 2010

Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Audimax

timeless values - unlimited joy. Diamondway-Buddhism in Europe. Lectures with Lama Ole Nydahl. 1st - 5th April 2010, Ruhr University Bochum

Lehrer: 16. Karmapa, 17. Karmapa, Hannah Nydahl und  Lama Ole Nydahl

The Karmapas

Gyalwa Karmapa is the first consciously reborn Lama of Tibet. The uninterrupted succession of his rebirths keeps the Karma Kagyü lineage strong and powerful since the 12th century. The 16th Gyalwa Karmapa (see left image), who left Tibet in 1959 because of the Chinese invasion with help of his western students brought the knowledge and access to the direct experience of the nature of mind into the modern world.

His successor is the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa ‘Trinley Thaye Dorje’, born in 1983 (center image). He was able to leave the occupied Tibet to free India in spring 1994. He continues the activities of his predecessor in West and East.

Lama Ole Nydahl

Lama Ole Nydahl is the most important Western teacher of Diamondway Buddhism. Since 1972, he has founded over 600 centers with 150 centers in the German-speaking regions only. Lama Ole wrote many books on Buddhism, such as “ The Great Seal” or “The Way Things Are”.

Lama Ole Nydahl and his wife Hannah (see right image) were the first Western students of the 16th Karmapa. According to the wish of the 16th Karmapa the Dane has taught both objective and means of Diamondway Buddhism for 40 years now. His enduring joy and activity for the benefit of all beings, show what may be achieved through the work with mind.

Die Lehrer

The Karma Kagyü Lineage

The Karma Kagyu Lineage has its origin in the historic Buddha Shakyamuni and developed into a practical path to Enlightenment in Tibet and India. 1000 years ago, Buddhist masters (Mahasiddhas) like Naropa and Maitripa and renowned yogis like Marpa and Milarepa started the linage as a lively lay movement. Since the 12th century, the uninterrupted succession of Karmapa’s rebirths, keeps the Karma Kagyü linage strong and powerful.

Today, Buddhist teachers like the 17th Karmapa ‘Trinlay Thaye Dorje’, Künzig Shamarpa, Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche and Jigme Rinpoche still teach the Eastern wisdom. They support the work of the Western teachers and have founded centers worldwide.

The West Region

The 24 Karma Kagyü centers in the German West region  form a non-profit organisation. The activities and services of the centers are supported by volunteers. The centers offer access to the timeless means of Diamondway-Buddhism, focussing on lectures and meditation.

Our centers in North Rhine-Westphalia are Aachen, Bielefeld, Bochum, Bonn, Brühl, Detmold, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Duisburg, Essen, Gelsenkirchen, Hagen, Iserlohn, Kierspe, Köln, Krefeld, Lüdenscheid, Münster, Overath, Siegburg, Soest, Unna, Witten, Wuppertal

Website: Buddhistische Zentren West der Karma Kagyü Linie e.V.

The West Region

Location: Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universitätsstraße 150, 44801 Bochum
Tickets: Tickets include public transport by VRR / VRS
VVK-Hotline: 01805-280123 | Information Hotline: 0151 23 330 819
Organiser: Buddhistische Zentren West der Karma Kagyü Linie e.V., Heinkelstr. 27, 42285 Wuppertal