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About Lama Ole
Lama Ole Nydahl is a Buddhist teacher. For nearly 40 years, his life has been dedicated to conveying the Buddhist teachings in the west. He is always on the road, giving lectures, holding meditations courses. He teaches the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism under the guidance of the 17th Karmapa Thaye Dorje.
Buddhas teaching stayed unaffected while entering the West. It hit a free, social and well educated culture which allows and enables a fast personal development.
In Buddhism, meditation means "effortlessly remaining in what is." This state may be brought about by calming and holding the mind, by realizing compassion and wisdom, or by working with the body's energy channels and meditating on Buddha forms of light and energy.
The most effective method is the constant identification with one's own Buddha nature, and the experience of always being in a Pure Land, both of which are taught in the Diamond Way. When the oneness of the seer, what is seen, and the act of seeing is unbroken - during and between the times of meditation -the goal of the Great Seal (skt. Mahamudra) is reached.
Introduction and instructions to the following basic meditations are offered in all Diamond Way Centers.
The first meditation practice on the path to enlightenment .
16th Karmapa Meditation
A path to the realization of the nature of mind through identifying with the Lama. This meditation is the basic meditation of the Karma Kagyu lineage.
Diamond Mind Meditation
Meditation used to dissolve harmful impressions in the mind.
Meditation on the Buddha of Limitless Light
A meditation used as a preparation for the practice of Conscious Dying (tib.: Phowa)