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lama ole nydahl www.lamafoto.dk Lama Ole Nydahl is one of the few Westerners fully qualified as a lama and meditation teacher in the Karma Kagyu Buddhist tradition. In 1969, Ole Nydahl and his wife Hannah became the first Western students of H.H. the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa. After completing three years of Buddhist philosophy studies and intensive meditation training - including the transmission for a unique Diamond Way Buddhist practice called Conscious Dying (tib. Phowa) - Ole Nydahl began teaching Buddhism in Europe at the request of the 16th Karmapa. Lama Ole has since transmitted the blessing of the lineage in a different city nearly every day, travelling and teaching worldwide. His depth of knowledge and dynamic teachings inspire thousands of people at his lectures and meditation retreats.

Challenging people's concepts of life and Buddhism in an unorthodox manner,Lama Ole has been a major driving force in bringing Buddhism to the West, and to date has established more than 620 Diamond Way Buddhist centres in 48 countries around the world. His unique synthesis of modern style and ancient wisdom helped create the largest body of students practicing Diamond Way Buddhist methods in the West. Shamar Rinpoche has said "In 1973 the 16th Karmapa ordered Ole and Hannah to teach and predicted that they would be very successful in spreading the Buddha's teachings in the West. The 16th Karmapa taught them their main practices, the Guru Yogas on the 8th and 16th Karmapas. They kept their samaya without any doubt, following and fulfilling Karmapa's wish. Ole is carrying out the activity of the 16th Karmapa."

Lama Ole is the author of several books including The Way Things Are, Entering the Diamond Way, Mahamudra, Riding the Tiger, and Buddha and Love.

BOOKS BY LAMA OLE NYDAHL

fearless death

Fearless Death

Buddhist Wisdom on the Art of Dying

For centuries Tibetan Buddhist masters have uncovered joy and meaning in the dying process. For them death is not a mystery. They know what will happen and see it as a great chance for spiritual development. Fearless Death makes their teachings accessible to the modern West. In this book, Lama Ole Nydahl condenses the information he learned from years spent with great Buddhist masters in the East. His explanations are enriched by decades of experience guiding modern people through the dying process.

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buddha and love

Buddha & Love

Timeless Wisdom for Modern Relationships

Buddha & Love explains how a Buddhist approach to relationships can help us to relax our minds, break bad habits, and use relationships to grow ourselves and benefit everyone around us. Unafraid of taboo topics, and free from sappy clichés and political correctness, Buddha & Love provides both women and men with practical advice on how to love better.

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the great seal

The Great Seal

Limitless Space & Joy

The Mahamudra View of Diamond Way Buddhism

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riding the tiger

Riding the Tiger

Twenty Years on the Road : Risks and Joys of Bringing Tibetan Buddhism to the West

Riding the Tiger is the inside story of the development of Tibetan Buddhism in the West. In his refreshingly unsentimental style, Lama Ole shows all aspects of the work. With breathtaking intensity, he highlights both healthy and unhealthy tendencies in the light of the Buddha's ultimate aim: To bring about the fully developed beings whose every activity blesses the world.

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the way things are

The Way Things Are

A Living Approach to Buddhism for Today's World

The Way Things Are is more then a Buddhist textbook. It is a living transmission of Buddha's deep wisdom, given by a Western Buddhist Master. Trough the four meditations included, the reader is invited to experience the liberating and powerful methods of Tibetan Buddhism.

published 1997

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the way things are

The Way Things Are

A Living Approach to Buddhism

The Way Things Are is more then a Buddhist textbook. It is a living transmission of Buddha's deep wisdom, given by a Western Buddhist Master. Trough the four meditations included, the reader is invited to experience the liberating and powerful methods of Tibetan Buddhism.

published 2008

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entering the diamond way

Entering the Diamond Way

Tibetan Buddhism Meets The West

This is the genuinely compelling story, and spiritual odyssey, of Ole and Hannah Nydahl, who in 1968 became the first Western students of the great Tibetan master, His Holiness the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa.

Their real aim in writing this book is "to form a bridge between two worlds, and especially to share with all who are looking for their true being ... an introduction to a time-proven way to Enlightenment."

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mahamudra

Mahamudra: Boundless Joy and Freedom

A Commentary on the Mahamudra - Text of the Third Karmapa, Rangjung Dorje (1284-1339)

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ngondro

Ngondro

The Four Foundational Practices of Tibetan Buddhism

Ngondro means "something which precedes." In a direct and very practical way, these preliminary practices of Tibetan Buddhism are methods which allow us, most efficiently, to purify negativity and accumulate merit. They bring forth our fullest potential, while removing the veils which keep us from experiencing and expressing our Enlightened nature.

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teachings on the nature of mind

Teachings on the Nature of Mind

This short booklet is a basic introduction to Buddhism for "the intelligent and idealistic West." Here Ole introduces the essential teachings of the Buddha, his life and times, and his great discovery of Four Noble Truths. From this groundwork comes the Great Way, the unity and integration of compassion anad wisdom in daily life, and the Diamond Way, which recognizes the timeless and radiant nature of mind.

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basic dharma

Basic Dharma

An Introduction to the Nature of Mind

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practical buddhism

Practical Buddhism

The Kagyu Path

Practical Buddhism aims at helping the beginning student learn to make every daily activity - all experience - a step on the direct path to Enlightenment through the teachings of the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan masters.

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rogues in robes

Rogues in Robes

Written by Tomek Lehnert

An Inside Chronicle of a Recent Chinese-Tibetan Intrigue in the Karma Kagyu Lineage of Diamond Way Buddhism

The movie, Seven Years in Tibet, starring Brad Pitt, highlighted the religious conflict of that nation for many people living in the West. For those looking for a detailed "insiders account" of more recent Tibetan political and spiritual struggles (from a Western point of view), look no further.

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