Program For April 2016

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Program for April 2016

Evening Meditation Mon-Fri at 8pm
Each weekday night at 8pm*, there is a guided meditation on the 16th Karmapa, our main meditation practice. All are welcome to join, there are no prerequisites and there is no cost. A short introduction will be provided for all newcomers. (*Meditation starts at 7pm every first Friday of the month.)

Monthly Events:

Weekly Dharma Talks

Weekly Dharma Talks are offered every Wednesdays at 8pm. They are followed by a guided meditation on the 16th Karmapa.

April 6 – “Introduction to Diamond Way Buddhism” – Jonathan Bradley
April 13 – “Compassion and Wisdom” – Masha Chlenova
April 20 – “Death & Rebirth” – Renzo Balducci
April 27 – “Meditation on the 16th Karmapa” – Thure Svane-Dupont

Weekend Program with Diamond Way Teacher Christian Boesel

Friday April 15 @ 8pm – “The Foundational Practices”
Saturday April 16 @ 3pm – “Three Roots, Five Wisdoms & Four Buddha Activities”
Saturday April 16 @ 8pm – “The Life Stories of the Karma Kagyu Masters”
Sunday April 17 @ 2pm – “Working with the Sangha”

Christian decided to be a Buddhist in 1979 and later was part of the team that built the Wuppertal Center in Western Germany. He considers himself lucky to have met His Holiness the 16th Karmapa in London in 1980. In the mid-1980s, Lama Ole asked him to teach in Diamond Way Buddhist Centers, and in those years he also studied Tibetology at the University of Bonn. For the last 20 years, Christian has been working as a Physiotherapist out of Cologne, Germany. He has two great children and travels with his wife Kristina.

Lecture with Diamond Way Teacher Tommy Bogs

Monday April 18th @ 8pm – “The Importance of the Teacher in Diamond Way Buddhism”

Tommy (Georg) Bogs was born in 1950 in Copenhagen, Denmark. During the 70′s and 80′s he was actively involved in the Danish rock scene as a sound engineer for one of Denmark’s most popular rock bands. After getting in contact with Buddhism he took refuge with Shamar Rinpoche in 1981. In 1986 he met Lama Ole Nydahl and moved to the Diamond Way Buddhist Center in Copenhagen, which he helped to run for the next eight years. He took part in several Lama Ole Nydahl’s tours around the world and in 1995, at Lama Ole’s request, he started traveling and teaching. Tommy has given lectures in the USA, Canada, Europe, Russia, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. Tommy has 3 children, 3 grandchildren and lives close to the Copenhagen Buddhist Center together with his wife, Linda.

Cost of talks with visiting teachers: $10.

Learn about our retreat center project!

The Northeast Retreat Center
Modern self confident people value real experience over philosophical ideals. Buddha’s teachings offer practical, inspiring, and useful tools for transforming even our greatest disturbances into wisdom by pointing directly at our own enlightened nature. By applying the teachings correctly one can take advantage of every situation, even their bustling city lifestyle, to lead them down the path of freedom and enlightenment.

All events are offered free of charge unless otherwise noted. No prior knowledge of Buddhism is required and there are no prerequisites for any center event.

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