Lama Jigme Rinpoche & Lama Ole Nydahl in London, April 2014

The London Diamond Way Buddhist centre is delighted to invite you to a weekend of Buddhist teachings from two high Karma Kagyu Buddhist lamas: Lama Jigme Rinpoche and Lama Ole Nydahl. The events in London take place over three days, and form an exciting Buddhist course entitled “View, Meditation, and Action”.

The course includes teachings about the Buddha aspect Diamond Mind, as well as a meditation on, and an initiation into his practice. Diamond Mind (Skt. Vajrasattva) embodies the purifying power of all Buddhas. His practice, which forms the second of the Four Foundational Practices (Ngöndro in Tibetan) of Diamond Way Buddhism, is used to remove obstacles on the way to enlightenment. In particular, his practice especially targets the heaviest negative karmic imprints accumulated through anger, transforming them into Mirror-like Wisdom. It is advisable for anyone wishing to accomplish the Four Foundational Practices to receive an initiation, for example that of Diamond Mind, from a qualified Diamond Way teacher. We are therefore fortunate to be able to receive this transmission, together with practice explanations from Lama Jigme Rinpoche. Lama Jigme Rinpoche is the representative in Europe of His Holiness the 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje, head of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.

Lama Ole Nydahl will give teachings on Death and Rebirth, a subject in which he is uniquely qualified. Ole Nydahl, a Danish-born Buddhist lama in the Karma Kagyu lineage, holds the transmission for the practice of Conscious Dying (Phowa in Tibetan), which he has taught to hundreds of thousands of students. Lama Ole Nydahl has written about death and dying in his book Fearless Death.

The Great Seal (“Mahamudra” in Sanskrit) is considered to be the crown jewel of Buddha’s teachings as transmitted in the Kagyu tradition. Including basis, way and goal, it brings about the direct experience of mind’s enlightened nature. Lama Ole Nydahl will give his contemporary commentary on the Great Seal Wishes, a classic Mahamudra text composed by the Third Karmapa, Rangjung Dorje.

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Please bring a meditation cushion with you if you have one.

Friday, 4 April 2014
3pm Lecture by Lama Jigme Rinpoche “Teachings on Diamond Mind”
7pm Lecture by Lama Ole Nydahl “Death and Rebirth”
All day ticket price: £30/£25*
Evening lecture only: £15/£12*

Saturday, 5 April 2014
12.30pm Beaufoy public opening ceremony with Lama Ole Nydahl and Lama Jigme Rinpoche
5pm Diamond Mind meditation with local lay Buddhist teachers
7pm Diamond Mind initiation with Lama Jigme Rinpoche
All day ticket price: £35/£30*

Sunday, 6 April 2014
11am Lecture with Lama Jigme Rinpoche “Teachings on the Foundational Practices”
3pm Lecture with Lama Ole Nydahl “The Great Seal (Skt. Mahamudra)”
All day ticket price: £30/£25*


Online registration is now closed. You can buy your tickets on the door, in cash (pounds sterling only).

Note: All tickets are sold as day tickets, which include all events happening that day, except for the evening lecture on Friday, which you can buy on its own.


All events will take place at:
London Diamond Way Buddhist Centre
The Beaufoy
39 Black Prince Road
London SE11 6JJ

See the Address and Directions page for information about how to get to the Buddhist centre.


If you are travelling to London from abroad, or another city in the UK, there are many hostels and hotels in central London where you can stay.

Please note that it is not possible to stay in the centre itself.

Please see our suggestions for hostels and hotels near the Buddhist centre, and book early!


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