GABI VOLENKO: New Year’s Course
|When:||Thursday December 28 - Monday January 1|
TRAINING THE PURE VIEW: New Year’s Course 2017/18
We are very excited to host Diamond Way teacher Gabi Volenko from Germany for our 5th New Year’s Course.
The four-day program will include meditation sessions during the day, teachings as well the opportunity to receive Ngöndro explanations and Q&A from Gabi.
Friday, December 29, 2017
6:30 – 8 PM <> Welcome Potluck Dinner at the centre
8 PM <> Lecture: Meditation - Source of Happiness, followed by 16th Karmapa Meditation
Saturday, December 30, 2017
3 – 5 PM <> Lecture: Teacher-Student Relationship in Diamond Way Buddhism
6 – 8 PM <> Dinner at a restaurant close to the centre
8 PM <> Lecture: Buddhist Meditation Methods & Starting a Daily Practice, followed by 16th Karmapa Meditation
Sunday, December 31, 2017
1 – 2 PM <> Lecture: Refuge & Explaltation on Bodhisattva Vow
2 PM <> STREAMING: Presentations including Lama Ole’s tour through the Beaufoy* / Followed by Worldwide Meditation
4 PM <> STREAMING: Lama Ole joins the program, review of the year in pictures, New Year’s letter / Followed by Bodhisattva Promise shortly before midnight London/UK Time (4 PM our time)
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM <> New Year's Eve Potluck
8 PM <> Lecture: Holding the Highest View throughout 2018, followed by 16th Karmapa Meditation | New Year's Eve PARTY (Snacks / BYOB)
* The Beaufoy is a Grade II listed building, now home to the London Diamond Way Buddhist Centre
Monday, January 1st, 2018
11 AM – 1 PM <> New Year’s Brunch
1 – 2 PM <> 16th Karmapa Meditation Session and New Year’s Course End
January 3 & 4, 2018
Gabi Volenko in Calgary, AB <> diamondway.org/calgary
Gabriele Wohlfahrtstätter-Volenko was born 1954 in Düsseldorf, Germany. 1972 she moved to Wuppertal to study music at the conservatory and then worked as a music teacher for children as well as an educator for students of music. In 1979 on a trip to Copenhagen she visited the Buddhist centre of the Karma Kagyu lineage there, met with Tenga Rinpoche and Hannah Nydahl and took refuge. One year later she became Lama Ole and Hannah’s student, and since then has been helping them in their work as much as she could in every way. In 1979 together with friends, she started the Diamond Way Buddhist Centre in Wuppertal, where she from there on lived and worked for 25 years. Between 1990 and 1995 Lama Ole Nydahl sent her to help to build up the Diamond Way Buddhist centres in Russia and Ukraine. Today, besides teaching Dharma in the Diamond Way centres worldwide Gabi is running her “Institute for Deep Relaxation” in Wuppertal.
Join us as we continue to develop Diamond Way activity through the strengthening and deepening of our bonds.
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