"This pointing to mind's empty essence conveys deep confidence. Although bodies die and thoughts come and go, that which experiences is neither born nor made. Therefore mind remains beyond death, decay, or dissolution. In essence it is like space: a timeless container that lets everything appear; it embraces, knows, and connects all phenomena. There is also no external force in which one must believe. Each person is responsible for his or her own situation and development. Through his example, Buddha embodies an ultimate goal that everyone can reach. By knowing one's essence better through his teachings, one obtains a genuine refuge and steady support is provided on a daily level, from the beginning of one's way until enlightenment."
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.