Campus Lecture | Buddha and Love: Timeless Wisdom for Modern Relationships
|When:||Tuesday February 13|
"The understanding that truth is not neutral, but is instead blissful, is something only meditators and lovers trust." -Lama Ole Nydahl
A healthy perspective on love plays a critical role in the practice of lay Buddhism today. Diamond Way Buddhism offers a unique and accessible perspective on modern relationships by going beyond sappy cliches and political correctness.
Diamond Way centers are comprised of lay practitioners that see their daily experience - with their work, families and relationships - as an opportunity to apply Buddhist teachings and to cultivate an increasingly rich and meaningful inner life.
This lecture is free and will be given by John Christopherson, a Diamond Way Buddhist teacher from Madison. The evening program will also include time to experience the main meditation practice that we use in all of our groups and centers around the world.
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 room location.
John was a searching idealist, originally from Medford, Wisconsin, when he embraced Buddhism and became a student of Lama Ole Nydahl in 1999. He immediately became a driving force behind the development of Diamond Way centers throughout the Midwest.
In 2006, Lama Ole asked John to teach, and he has since been invited to Diamond Way centers throughout North and South America and Europe and Russia. John has also spent an extensive amount of time at the Europe Center, Diamond Way Buddhism's international meeting point in southern Germany.
John is an elementary school teacher with a degree from UW-Madison and lives in town with his wife Madelyn.
The UW Diamond Way Buddhist Meditation Group is affiliated with the Diamond Way Buddhist Center of Madison, which belongs to an international, non-profit network of over 600 lay centers of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. The Diamond Way centers have been founded by Lama Ole Nydahl and under the spiritual guidance of H.H. the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Trinley Thaye Dorje.