Join us for an introductory lecture with our dear friend Lena Leonteva from Moscow, Russia. This lecture is part of Lena's teaching tour of the Diamond Way centers across the US.
Our lectures usually last up to two hours and include a short, guided experience of our main meditation practice. There will be chances to ask questions throughout the evening!
There is a suggested donation of $10 for this lecture.
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."
Lena Leonteva has been a student of Lama Ole Nydahl since 1992 and has lived in Moscow Buddhist center since 1998. Her activities have included translation and book editing since 2007. She is chief editor of Buddhism.ru magazine. In 2011 she did a PhD in history with a thesis about Marpa’s works.
The Diamond Way Buddhist Center of La Crosse belongs 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 history of Diamond Way Buddhism through the award winning documentary, HANNAH: Buddhism's Untold Journey, which is available through Amazon, YouTube and other streaming services