When Tibetan buddhism was mainly just a word in the big pot of spiritual ideas and new age longings of hippies, Lama Ole Nydahl and his late wife Hannah brought lasting and profound teachings directly from the 16th Karmapa, the head of the Karma Kadyu linage to the western world. They made them understandable and approachable for our western minds. Over 600 meditation centers worldwide and thousands of buddhist practitioners is the result and there is no end in sight. 50 years ago on the 7th of October 1972, Lama Ole and Hannah arrived in the airport in Copenhagen from the east and started their diligent work. Our wish is to celebrate this anniversary with buddhist teachings, mediation and an empowerment given by Lama Jigme Rinpoche, whom Lama Ole asked to guide this course.
Lama Jigme Rinpoche was born into the family of H.H. the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa, as the brother of Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche. He received extensive teachings from the 16th Karmapa, who during his first visit to the West left him there as his representative. Since that time, Jigme Rinpoche has been guiding Karmapa’s seat in Europe, Dhagpo Kagyu Ling, in France. Besides his organizational skills, he is highly respected as a lama. Many have benefited from his profound knowledge, his understanding of Western lifestyles, and his practical wisdom, warmth and humor.
The course hall will be open 1 hour before program starts.
20:00 - Panel lecture with Travelling Teachers
10:00 - 12:00 - Ngöndro Explanations and introduction lectures for new people with Traveling Teachers
10:00 - 14:00 - Guided tours to Buddhist Center and Stupa, Stupa Life tree forest, Copenhagen of Lama Ole and Hannah (limited places, please register at the info point in the course hall)
15:00 - 17:00 - Lecture with Lama Jigme Rinpoche "The Karma Kagyu Lineage and the 16th Karmapa"
19:30 - 02:00 - 16th Karmapa Meditation followed by the celebration of 50 years anniversary of Diamond Way Buddhism in the West
11:00 - 13:00 - Empowerment with Lama Jigme Rinpoche on Loving Eyes (En.) or Avalokiteshvara (Skrt.) / Chenrizig (Tib.)
Dismantling in the hall followed by informal program with danish sangha. You are welcome to stay and help us
Please contact email@example.com if you want to help during building up and dismantling of the course
The program will take place at the address:
Birkerød Idrætscenter (Training and sports hall) Bistrupvej 1 3460 Birkerød
You can walk appr. 10 minutes by foot from Birkerød train station.
Please bring your own matts, blankets and cushions.
| ||Program||Price per day|
|Friday 30/09||Lecture with travelling teachers||8€ / 60 dkk|
|Saturday 01/10||Lecture with Jigme Rinpoche and program with travelling teachers||20€ / 150 dkk|
|Sunday 02.10||Empowerment with Jigme Rinpoche||27€ / 200 dkk|
The price is only for the program. Food is not included.
You can buy food and drinks at the café at the venue. It is not allowed to bring ones own food to the hall. Within walking distance from the course venue there are small restaurants and cafes as well as grocery shops.
We recommend you prepay for the course beforehand when registering for the course. We will organise a fast check-in line for those who prepaid.
The hall will be open for check-in registration at 19:00 on Friday.
If you registered and paid, but are not coming to the course, please contact us by firstname.lastname@example.org before 15.09.2022 for cancellations and refund.