“Meditation is mind’s gift to itself.” - Lama Ole Nydahl
To start a meditation, we first calm and focus the mind. To do this we usually concentrate on the breath or on an object. We then use this focussed attention to develop insight. The ultimate aim of Buddhist meditation is insight into the nature of mind – enlightenment.
Meditating on the Buddha, or on the Buddha-like qualities of one’s liberated or enlightened Buddhist teacher, accomplishes both of these. The outer form attracts and holds our attention. And with the insight that our own nature is enlightened like the Buddha’s, we can make fast progress.
Bea Amar will give the lecture. She was born in 1970 in Bonn, Germany. In 1995 she met Lama Ole Nydahl in Cologne and took Buddhist refuge. Bea lived in and took part in activity of Cologne Buddhist center until 2009. She also lived in Copenhagen Buddhist center since 2013. In 2011 Lama Ole asked Bea to teach. Bea is a professional health therapist and holds a PhD in Tibetan studies.