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Weekend Program with Carlinde and Tasso Kallianiotis

Where: Minneapolis

3401 Park Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407, USA

When: Friday November 2 - Sunday November 4

We are very excited to host a retreat weekend with our great friends and Buddhist Teachers—Carlinde and Tasso Kallianiotis. The weekend program will include many daytime meditation sessions, evening lectures, and question-and-answer sessions throughout the day.


Friday, November 2nd

6:30 pm: Welcome Dinner
8:00 pm: Lecture by Carlinde: "Bringing Meaning to Life: 6 Liberating Actions/Bodhisattva Activity" followed by 16th Karmapa Meditation

Saturday, November 3rd

8:30 am: Breakfast
9:30 am: Group 16th Karmapa Meditation
10:00 am: Lecture by Tasso: "Buddhist Refuge"
12:00 pm: Personal Practice
1:00 pm: Lunch
2:00 pm: Lecture by Carlinde and Tasso: "Buddhist Meditation—Experiencing Mind’s Qualities"
4:00 pm: Break
4:30 pm: Personal Practice
6:00 pm: Dinner
7:00 pm: Lecture by Carlinde and Tasso: “Teacher-Student Relationship” followed by 16th Karmapa Meditation

10 pm (ish) Halloween Celebrations

Sunday, November 4th

9:00 am: Breakfast
10:00 am: Group 16th Karmapa Meditation
10:30 am: Lecture by Carlinde and Tasso: “Working with Disturbing Emotions" followed by 16th Karmapa Meditation
12:30 pm: Lunch
1:30 pm: Personal practice
3:00 pm: Break
4:00 pm: Clean-up
5:30 pm: Monthly Open House and Public Meditation
7:00 pm: Family Dinner

About the teachers:

Carlinde Kallianiotis has been a student of Lama Ole Nydahl and practicing Diamond Way Buddhism since 2004. Originally from the Netherlands, Carlinde was an active member of the Amsterdam Sangha and has also lived in the Copenhagen Buddhist Center.
Tasso Kallianiotis has been a practicing Buddhist for over 35 years. He is a close student of lama Ole Nydahl with whom he took refuge in 1982 and has received teachings and transmissions from many high lamas of the Karma Kagyu lineage. In 1993, he started organizing and overseeing the activities of the Diamond Way center in New York City. At Lama Ole's request, Carlinde and Tasso teach and introduce people to the methods of the Diamond Way. They live in Connecticut with their children and are both actively involved in organizational activity across the US and share their experiences with practicing friends around the world.


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!

$10 per lecture
$5 per meal
$50 members
$60 full weekend

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