"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.