The Power of Meditation | An UW campus lecture with an international Diamond Way teacher
|When:||Tuesday December 5|
"The next morning, feeling like a question mark with his mind wrapped up in this dilemma, the prince walked past a meditator who sat in deep absorption. When their eyes met and their minds linked, Siddhartha stopped,mesmerized. This man might be showing him what he was looking for, a true and real refuge. His state displayed a mirror behind the images, an ocean underneath the waves, mind's eternal awareness through all its appearing, changing, and dissolving images. The future Buddha had a sudden insight that there might be something unchanging and conscious between and behind all ideas and impressions."
- Lama Ole Nydahl, The Way Things Are
ABOUT ANDREA AND LECTURE DESCRIPTION
For more than a millennium the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism has transmitted some of the most powerful meditation methods Buddhism has to offer. Today, these transformative approaches are available in Diamond Way Buddhist centers throughout the Western world.
Please join us for a lecture with Andrea Boy of Hamburg. Andrea has been a student of Lama Ole Nydahl for decades and has completed two three-year meditation retreats ('94 - '97 and '05 - '08).
The Power of Meditation will introduce you to the essential techniques used by most Buddhist schools as well as the treasured methods specific to the Diamond Way. Learn the components of meditation, like calm abiding and insight techniques, that support the advanced method of direct identification with enlightenment. There will be an opportunity to ask questions, and we will try a short meditation.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Our campus lecture nights usually last up to an hour and half long with an hour being devoted to lecture and Q&A. We then follow with the main meditation used in nearly 700 Diamond Way centers and groups around the world.
Union South (check T.I.T.U. TV screens for room location)
1308 W Dayton St
Madison, WI 53715 (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 the origins and development of Diamond Way Buddhism through the award-winning documentary, HANNAH: Buddhism's Untold Journey, which is now available on Netflix.