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KARMA | Center lecture

Where: Diamond Way Buddhist Center of Madison

104 King Street STE 302, Madison, WI 53703

When: Sunday December 15
Time: 8 pm

What is KARMA?

From Lama Ole Nydahl's book, The Way Things Are:

"The realization that beings experience the outcome of their own thoughts, words, and actions makes way and goal clear; and one's activity can start at a mature level of self-confidence and independence. This knowledge is not easy for everyone to accept, especially not for people who find themselves in difficult situations. Buddha, however, avoided any moralistic finger pointing and taught that the cause of suffering is not evil, but fundamental ignorance, that keeps beings from seeing themselves as part of a totality. Removing this ignorance removes negativity and thereby leads to lasting happiness, which is everyone's goal."


This lecture will be given by Gilberto Ribalta, a Diamond Way Buddhist and student of Lama Ole Nydahl.

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. Lectures last up to two hours and include Q&A and a short, guided experience of our main meditation practice.

There is a $10 suggested donation.


After two years of practicing Diamond Way Buddhism in Cuba, Gilberto took Buddhist refuge in 2005 during Lama Ole's first visit to the country. In 2006, Gilberto moved to Ireland and supported the activity in the Diamond Way Buddhist Center of Dublin. Over the last ten years he has participated in several study courses and meditation retreats with Kagyu lamas in Europe and Asia. In 2014, Lama Ole asked Gilberto to teach in Diamond Way Buddhist Centers. He currently resides with his family in Cologne, Germany.


The Diamond Way Buddhist Center of Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Madison chapter of Diamond Way Buddhism belong 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.

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