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10th Annual Canadian Summer Course – Sep 3-6, 2021

Where: Edmonton

13015 117 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton, Alberta, T5M 3H6 Canada

When: Friday September 3 - Monday September 6

The Diamond Way Buddhist Centres of Canada are hosting the 10th Alberta Summer Course with Diamond Way teacher Maria Turek, inviting practitioners from all corners of the world. The long weekend program will include meditation sessions, teachings, as well the opportunity to receive Ngöndro explanations. Newcomers are welcome.

WHEN: Sep. 3-6, 2021 (long weekend)
WHERE: Edmonton Centre
13015 117 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 3H4, Canada

Friday, September 3
7:00 PM – Introduction to Diamond Way Buddhism (public lecture)* – Maria Turek

* The City of Edmonton has passed a bylaw requiring masks or face coverings be worn in all public spaces, effective September 3. As such, we will be requiring everyone to wear a mask for the public lecture. Thank you.

Saturday, September 4
10:00 AM – Personal Practice/ Meditation & Explanations
1:00 PM – Meditation
2:00 PM – The Lama in Diamond Way Buddhism – Maria Turek
7:00 PM – MEDITATION in Diamond Way Buddhism/ Part 1 – Teacher Panel

Sunday, September 5
1:00 PM – Meditation
2:00 PM – Buddhism in Everyday Life – Teacher Panel
7:00 PM – MEDITATION in Diamond Way Buddhism/ Part 2 – Maria Turek

Monday, September 6
10:00 AM – Personal Practice/ Meditation & Explanations
1:00 PM – Question & Answers

Maria was born in Poland in 1975. She has been a student of Lama Ole and Hannah Nydahl since 1994. She has travelled in Tibet, India, Nepal, and China both on pilgrimages and as an anthropologist of Tibetan Buddhism. She has translated teachings and meditation texts into Polish and authored scholarly articles on Tantric Buddhist practices among Tibetans today. Maria has been teaching in Diamond Way centres since 2007. She lives with her family in Toronto, Canada.

Full Course $130 (food included) / $20 per Lecture

For registration, please contact us at: edmonton@diamondway.org

Transcript of Lama Ole’s speech to his students during the Diamond Way Buddhism Summer Course at the Europe Center in Immenstadt, Germany on 13.08.2017
"Never give up! Never stop looking for the very best! Never stop yourself making a step to be kind to others! Never stand there saying: “I am doing quite well middle size!” You have to be top size. Kindness and braveness - this is what the Buddhas expect from us and what Karmapa and Rinpoche expect from us, and I'll kick your behinds if you don’t give it! The world is a difficult place and changes many, many times! Therefore, every day: take refuge, think about your transmission lineage, think about our great Lamas that give us an example of what can be done with a human life.
Every day is the first day of the rest of your life! It is really important that you make everyday count! Go step by step. That you don’t see somebody to be too difficult, but you make a few good wishes for them if you have no time for something else. And that you are good examples! That you are brave! That you are happy! That you give energy to others! That you bless others with all the things you have and get here! That we share this out… We are very lucky people. There are not many people around the world like us. Due to our lineage and the kindness of our teachers we have things in our hands, we are very gifted, very rich, we can do many things! So, do it!”

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