The Diamond Way Buddhist Centre in Edmonton belongs to an international non-profit network of over 640 lay Diamond Way Buddhist centres of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, founded by Lama Ole Nydahl and under the spiritual guidance of H.H. the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Trinley Thaye Dorje. Diamond Way Buddhism offers practical and effective methods to realize mind’s inherent richness for the benefit of all. With an accessibly and modern style, it works with people’s confidence and desire, using every situation in life to develop fearlessness and joy. We always present a basic introduction for newcomers, and the meditations are guided in English.
Since 1972, Lama Ole Nydahl has been working to develop a modern approach to the Buddha’s teachings. Modern western education, stressing self-reliance and independent thought, has proven to be an excellent basis for realizing one’s mind. Through our centres and groups the Buddha’s most effective teachings are being passed on to idealistic and independent people around the world.
Short introduction on a Buddhist topic, followed by a guided meditation* with opportunity for Q&A.
1st Wednesday of each month: 8pm
Introduction to Buddhism, followed by guided meditation* with opportunity for Q&A. We begin the evening with a basic introduction to Diamond Way Buddhism. This is the perfect time to come if you haven’t been to our centre before. Your host will spend about a half hour explaining the basics of Diamond Way meditation and you’ll have some time to ask any questions you may have. Recommended for Newcomers.
Sundays: Start at 10am
Individual meditation practice, only for people who started their Ngondro.
Buddhist practice is as practical as it is profound. With the right view, we can learn to utilize all aspects of our experience, even our busy city life, to gain insight and joy. * The guided meditation is the Guru Yoga meditation on the 16th Karmapa, our main meditation practice and is guided in English. It generally lasts around 30 minutes. No prior knowledge of Buddhism is required.
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