Bringing Meaning to Life: The Six Liberating Actions | UW campus lecture with Ryan Singer
|When:||Tuesday November 14|
Behind the profound methods and view of the Diamond Way level of Buddha's teachings is the deep wish to bring all beings to enlightenment. This wish comes alive when we use the six liberating actions (or six paramitas) to bring benefit to the world around us.
Bringing Meaning to Life: The Six Liberating Actions will explain how we apply Buddhist teachings in our everyday lives. We can consciously cultivate deeper levels of compassion and wisdom through:
- Enriching every situation through generosity
- Choosing a meaningful lifestyle that benefits others
- Developing patience and resilience to conquer anger and other disturbing emotions
- Keeping life fresh and exciting through joyful energy
- Realizing our inner potential by consistently using the authentic and deeply transformative meditations of Diamond Way Buddhism
- Perfecting the wisdom that becomes part of everything we think, say and do
Our lectures at the UW are free, but your generous donations can always be made through our Paypal page.
Our events have a warm, family feeling and questions are highly encouraged. Lecture nights on campus have about an hour of information (including an introduction into Buddhism) followed by Q&A. We finish the evening with the main meditation practice used in all of our groups and centers. No previous experience with Buddhism or meditation is required to attend!
The lecture will be held on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus at Union South:
1308 W. Dayton St.
Madison, WI 53715 (Google map)
Upon arrival check the Today in the Union (T.I.T.U.) TV screens for the "DWB: Buddhist Meditation and Talk" listing to find the exact room location.
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.
Ryan was already deeply interested in mind and consciousness before he became a student of Lama Ole Nydahl in 2004. He deepened his knowledge by traveling to Diamond Way centers throughout the U.S., Europe and South America, while also helping manage the Diamond Way Buddhist Center of Chicago. In 2009, he, along with many friends from the Midwest, established the Heartland Retreat Center in Wisconsin.
In 2012, Lama Ole ask Ryan to teach, and he's shared his insights in numerous centers throughout North America.
Ryan currently lives with his girlfriend in Chicago and is a product manager at a world-renowned web app company.