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Campus Lecture | THE WAY THINGS ARE: A Living Approach to Buddhism

Where: Union South

1308 W Dayton St, Madison, WI 53715

When: Tuesday March 13
Time: 7:30 pm to 9 pm

"If you think about yourself you have problems. If you think about others you have interesting tasks and challenges."
- Lama Ole Nydahl

THE WAY THINGS ARE: A Living Approach to Buddhism

Join us for an overview of Tibetan Buddhism and the unique approach of the Diamond Way this Tuesday in Union South.

The lecture is free and open to the public, and it will be given by a John Christopherson, a Diamond Way Buddhist teacher.


John Christopherson was a searching idealist, originally from Medford, Wisconsin, when he became a student of Lama Ole Nydahl in 1999. In 2006, Lama Ole asked John to teach, and he has since been invited to centers throughout the Americas, Europe and Russia. John works as an elementary school teacher and lives in town with his wife Madelyn.


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)

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Set yourself a personal reminder on Meetup or Facebook.


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.

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