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MEDITATION: A Practical Tool for Happiness (lecture by Diamond Way teacher - TIME UPDATED)

Where: Madison
When: Friday October 20
Time: 8-10 pm

"The meaning of all Buddha's teachings and the goal of every Buddhist meditation is only to dissolve one's entrapment in this illusion."

- Lama Ole Nydahl, The Way Things Are


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.

Meditation: A Practical Tool for Happiness will introduce you into 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.

This lecture will be given by Eric Gibson, a Diamond Way Buddhist teacher from Minneapolis, and is part of a weekend meditation program:



Individuals normally donate $10 per lecture. We accept cash or donations through our Paypal page.

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Eric became a student of Lama Ole Nydahl in 1998. In 2002, at Lama Ole's request, he began to teach and has since traveled throughout the Americas, Europe and Russia sharing his understanding and insights. His jovial yet sharply critical teaching style has been an inspiration to many.

Eric lives his wife Milla in the Diamond Way Buddhist Center of Minneapolis. He has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from UW-La Crosse and currently works as a financial adviser.


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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