"In the West today, Buddhism grows under conditions similar to those during the second and successful spreading in Tibet 950 years ago. We now translate the Tibetan language into ours in the same way they once translated the Indian manuscripts into Tibetan. Buddha's teachings are often compared to a crystal, reflecting the color of its background through facets, without changing itself."
All of our lectures include an introduction into Buddhism and the Diamond Way approach, which can also be referred to as Vajrayana or Tibetan Buddhism.
Our lectures 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!
TRAVELING TEACHER BIO
John Christopherson became a student of Lama Ole Nydahl in 1999 while he was a student at the UW. He was a driving force behind the establishment of Diamond Way activity in the Midwest as well as organizing courses and acquiring the Heartland Retreat Center. John is also a key organizer for the Americas Project, which connects Diamond Way centers throughout North and South America. John currently lives in Madison with his wife Madelyn and works as an elementary school teacher.