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REFUGE AND THE ENLIGHTENED ATTITUDE | Center lecture

Where: Madison

104 King Street STE 302, Madison, WI 53703

When: Monday December 16
Time: 8 pm

What is REFUGE AND THE ENLIGHTENED ATTITUDE?

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

"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."


LECTURE DETAILS

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.


TEACHER BIO

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.


OUR LOCAL CENTER AND STUDENT ORGANIZATION

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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