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Buddhism in the Modern World | Campus lecture

Where: Union South

1308 W Dayton St, Madison, WI 53715

When: Tuesday February 18
Time: 7:30 pm

What is Diamond Way Buddhism?

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

The unique power of turning disturbing feelings into wisdom resides on the third, ultimate, and consequential level of Buddhism, its Diamond Way. Here every tool of body, speech, and mind is used. As the ordinary world is transformed into a pure land, every disturbing mental state is uprooted to the level of ultimate purity. The teachings recognize highest joy as highest truth and the perfect level of functioning.

The lecture will be given by John Christopherson, a Diamond Way Buddhist traveling teacher from Madison.


This lecture is free and starts at 7:30 pm in Union South at the UW campus. The Today in the Union screens ("DWB Meditation" listing) will tell you the specific room location.


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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