Tomek Lehnert, a student of Lama Ole since 1983, will visit Cairns and give an introductory talk and share his experience and insight into the teacher/student relationship, so important to Diamond Way Buddhist practice.
Wednesday 19th September
"Buddhism in the Modern World" - An Introduction 7.30pm – 9.30pm Entry: $15 Venue: Stratford Community Hall, 15 Kamerunga Road (map) The historical Buddha Shakyamuni gave 84,000 teachings for people to reach enlightenment. His methods include meditation, study of philosophy, psychology, skilful debate and above all, the cultivation of a pure view in all situations. All Buddhist methods develop mind's inherent richness and clarity, enabling people of varying interests and abilities to avoid suffering and find lasting happiness. In Buddhism, one distinguishes between three main 'vehicles'. They are Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana. By using Vajrayana methods with and without form, Buddha initiated his students into the experience of their inherent Buddha nature.
Thursday 20th September
"Teacher and Student" 7.30pm - 9.30pm Entry: $15 Venue: Diamond Way Centre Cairns, 12 Majestic Street, Kamerunga (map) In Diamondway Buddhism the Lama (the teacher) is the key for profound teachings. As a lineage of direct oral transmission, it especially treasures meditation. And, through interaction with a qualified teacher, can bring about the full and direct experience of the nature of mind. Today, great Tibetan teachers (tib. lamas) such as H.H. the 17th Karmapa Trinlay Thaye Dorje and H.H. Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche transmit this unbroken tradition from teacher to student when visiting the many Karma Kagyu Diamond Way Buddhist centers around the world. Today through the immense work of Lama Ole Nydahl, the timeless view of the Diamond Way (skt. Vajrayana) and its methods are more and more appealing to the well-educated and independent people of the West. Tomek, a close student of Lama Ole, will tell us about the teacher and student relationship in the old and modern world.
Bookings are essential
Call Yeshi on 0419 772 812 Or email: email@example.com
Please make your payment of $30 (for both days) to:
Diamond Way Buddhism Cairns
National Bank Australia
Account No 85-641-3208
Tomek Lehnert was born in 1956 in Gdansk, Poland. After studying Civil Engineering and English literature, he became active in the students’ Solidarity movement in the then communist Poland. In January 1983, during martial law in Poland, Tomek met Lama Ole Nydahl, took Buddhist refuge and became Ole’s student. In the following years, Tomek received initiations and teachings from high Karma Kagyu lamas in India and Nepal. He began traveling with Lama Ole in 1987, and helped organise Lama Ole’s dharma activity for twenty years, as well as helping start Diamond Way Buddhist centers in the Americas, Australia and New Zealand, Russia and Western and Eastern Europe. Tomek translated for Lama Ole at his lectures in Poland and Latin America for more than ten years. At Lama Ole's request, he started teaching in 2003. Tomek Lehnert is the author of ‘Rogues in Robes’, Blue Dolphin Publishing, 1998, a chronicle of a controversy over the recognition of HH the 17th Karmapa, head of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.