Diamond Way Buddhism Australia


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Buddhist Meditation in Melbourne

Special Event

Transmission Lineage: Marpa to the First Karmapa

Sat, 16 Sep 2023
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM AEST
Cost – A$25

The Diamond Way Buddhist centre, Melbourne is pleased to invite you to a public lecture. The topic will be ‘Transmission Lineage – Marpa to the first Karmapa’.

The Karma Kagyu lineage is one of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism. 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.

In this lecture Roman, a student of Lama Ole Nydahl, will talk about the origin, development and content of the Karma Kagyu transmission and how it is practiced in the West, particularly in the Diamond Way Centres today.

This lecture will cover how Karma Kagyu transmission was passed on and how the teachings were utilised to discover mind’s nature.

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Marek is a student of Lama Ole Nydahl and has been practicing Diamond Way Buddhism since 1992. He has travelled with Lama Ole and Hannah in Europe, Asia, North and South America. Marek has two daughters and has been working in a global law firm for many years.



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Regular Events

Meditation and Introduction to Buddhism talk every Tuesday 730pm

We welcome newcomers – Feel free to drop-in, no bookings are needed.

Located at Level 1/220 Glenferrie Rd, Malvern VIC 3143

Established in 1999 Diamond Way Buddhism Melbourne is one of more than 650 international lay Buddhist centres of the Karma Kagyu Lineage, under the spiritual guidance of the 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje and founded by Lama Ole Nydahl.

The centre is run and maintained through the volunteer efforts and idealism of friends who meditate together in Melbourne.

For more information about Diamond Way Buddhism Melbourne please call us on 0421 234 364 or send us an email.

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Turn up roughly on time, and expect to meet a relaxed and friendly bunch of people who seem remarkably normal and un-holy. Diamond Way Buddhism is for regular people after all, and no formal meditation experience or Buddhist knowledge is required.

Each centre has its own timetable. A list of centres is shown at the top of this page. Please see the individual webpage of your local centre for their activities schedule.

There is usually a talk before the free guided meditation begins, given by members of the group keen to practice sharing their knowledge. The guided meditation runs for about 20 to 30 minutes. The presenter for the evening will outline the details of the meditation prior to commencing. Please check the centres schedule for their weekly program, the public evenings are free to attend.

No, newcomers are welcome to all of our meditations. The meditation is guided in English and the host of the meditation session can answer your questions.

You don’t need to bring anything along. Mats, cushions and chairs are all provided.

During the meditation, it is recommended to have a straight back and to be comfortable. You can meditate while seated on a cushion or a chair; after all, it’s your mind that gets enlightened, not your knees!!

There is no fee. If you attend regularly you’ll hear about how you can support the centre or become a financial member, but it is optional. Donations are always welcome to help cover regular centre costs.

Each centre has a bookshop containing Diamond Way Buddhist meditation booklets, books, DVDs and other Buddhist paraphernalia.

Centres are financed mainly through optional membership contributions. All surplus monies from courses and public lectures are used to fund Diamond Way Buddhist projects in Australia and around the world.

Just make an enquiry at your local Diamond Way Buddhist Centre.