Diamond Way Events
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Weekend of meditation and lectures (with DW teacher Chason Geister) ***SCHEDULE POSTED***

Where: Madison
104 King St. Suite 302, Madison, WI 53703
When: Friday July 21 - Sunday July 23

Join us for a weekend of meditation and lectures with a Diamond Way Budddhist teacher.

The weekend will be an excellent opportunity to learn more about Buddhism and get started with a meditation practice. Those who have come to public meditation before can guide themselves in the 16th Karmapa meditation. If you're totally new to our centers, you'll get an introduction into meditation, and you're also welcome to come to the lectures.


If you've meditated with us before, please fee free to drop in on any session. Otherwise we encourage you to join us on Saturday for Practical Buddhism!


8:30 pm - Q&A / informal lecture


10 am - Short talk and individual meditation practice
12 pm - Short talk and individual meditation practice
3 pm - Practical Buddhism - An Introduction into the Diamond Way (http://dwfirewheel.org/events/1526)
5 pm - Short talk and individual meditation practice
8 pm - The Teacher-Student Relationship in Tibetan Buddhism (http://dwfirewheel.org/events/1527)


10 am - Short talk and individual meditation practice
12 pm - Short talk and individual meditation practice
3 pm - Short talk and individual meditation practice
5 pm - Q&A session
8 pm - Public meditation


Suggested donation for the whole weekend - $40 (includes meals) or $10 per lecture/Q&A and $5 per meal.

Students: please can offer what you can afford.


Chason is originally from Darien, Wisconsin and was a UW-Madison undergrad and varsity wrestler before becoming a student of Lama Ole Nydahl in 2000. He later earned a master's degree in Eastern Classics from St. John's College in Sante Fe, New Mexico.

In 2007, Lama Ole asked Chason to teach in our centers, and ever since he's shared his insights throughout the US and as far away as Russia. For 17 years and counting, Chason has supported Diamond Way centers in Madison, Whitewater, Santa Fe, and now Denver. He is also one of the main caretakers of Dakini Ranch, a Diamond Way retreat land in Colorado.

In each and every lecture, Chason brings together a unique style of boisterous humor, intellectual knowledge and vast life experience.

Chason currently lives in Denver with his wife Olga and their two children and is also a manager at an award-winning landscaping company.


Our events have a warm, family feeling and questions are highly encouraged. Lectures usually have up to two hours of information and are concluded with our main meditation practice. No previous experience with Buddhism or meditation is required to attend any of our programs!


Diamond Way Buddhist Center of Madison
104 King St. Suite 302
Madison, WI 53703 (Google map)


The Diamond Way Buddhist Center of Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Madison chapter of Diamond Way Buddhism belong to an international, non-profit network of nearly 700 lay groups and centers of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. The Diamond Way centers have been founded by Lama Ole and Hannah Nydahl and are under the spiritual guidance of H.H. the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Trinley Thaye Dorje.

Learn more about Hannah Nydahl - and the teachers that she met and the people she affected - in the award-winning documentary, HANNAH: Buddhism's Untold Journey, which is now available on Netflix.

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