10:00 Brief motivational talk
10:30 16th Karmapa meditation
11:00 personal practice
1:30 Q and A
3:00 personal practice, refuge explanations
8:00 Lecture: Compassion and Wisdom
10:00 Lecture: Teacher student relationship
11:30 Hike in the bluffs
ABOUT THE LECTURE
From Lama Ole Nydahl's book, The Way Things Are:
"When does the inclination arise to consciously direct one's life? Once people understand the law of cause and effect and seek tools to actively escape their own pain, when they have stored so many good impressions that it would be constricting not to share them with others, and when they discover the unlimited potential of beings and situations, and understand that living fully is highest bliss. To be successful in such endeavors it helps to first observe that little can be done for others as long as one's own feelings, words, and actions are harmful. Then we recognize the satisfaction of having compassion and thinking clearly on a beyond personal level. Finally, some people are instantly inspired by living examples who convincingly mirror mind's open, able, and unlimited essence. They simply cannot wait to become like these teachers."
Amadeo first met Lama Ole Nydahl in 2005 in London. In 2008 he moved to Cancún where he has lived since, and has helped establish Buddhist centers throughout the southeast region of the country. Amadeo is originally from Madrid, Spain which is where he studied theater. He currently owns his own photography business.