We see not the world, but our ideas about it Lama Ole Nydahl Laureate of the UNESCO Prize
Lama Ole Nydahl (born in 1941) is recognized Western Buddhist Lama by Highest Tibetan Buddhist Masters, the student of the 16th Karmapa, King of the Yogis, master of Mahamudra. He is a layman, yogin and Lama at the same time. For the last 45 years Lama Ole has taught Buddhism and built Karma Kagyu Buddhist centers all over the world at the personal request of H. H. the 16th Karmapa. From the beginning he did it with his wife Hannah until her death in 2007.
Students of Lama Ole will come to his lecture in Mongolia – Buddhists from Austria, England, Brazil, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland, Uruguay, USA.
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. Ole Nydahl began teaching Buddhism in Europe at the request of the 16th Karmapa. Lama Ole has since transmitted the blessing of the lineage – each year travels with lectures from Australia and then on to South America, giving lections and running meditation courses.
His unique synthesis of modern style and ancient wisdom helped create the largest body of students practicing Diamond Way Buddhist methods in the West. Lama Ole Nydahl is fully qualified as a lama which is confirmed by the official documents by his Root Lama the 16th Karmapa and Shamar Rinpoche, the second highest Karma Kagyu lineage holder.
At the beginning of 2015 about 700 Buddhist centers were founded and Diamond Way Buddhist Groups of the Karma Kagyu Lineage around the world by Lama Ole Nydahl in his 45-year teaching. The centers were created for the development of modern practical Buddhism, which have become very popular in the West, and in order to traditional Buddhist meditation is accessible to everyone. All the centers are functioning under the spiritual guidance of His Holiness the 17th Karmapa Thaye Dorje. Lama Ole Nydahl is the author of ten bestsellers translated into twenty-five languages and published in more than 40 countries.
In 2015 Lama Ole Nydahl received the award for dialogue, coexistence and peace of the UNESCO Association. The award was also intended to Hannah Nydahl, who had died in 2007. The award was granted to him and his late wife Hannah Nydahl for their contribution towards freedom of speech, compassion and the development of peace and goodness.
It is scientifically proven that Buddhist meditation increases the practitioner's happiness level. It helps people be more effective, energetic and joyful in normal life situations.
Karma Kagyu lineage
Refuge Tree of the Karma Kagyu Lineage
His Holiness thу 16th Gyalwa Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje
His Holiness thу 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje
Program of events in Ulaanbaatar
Public lecture 21st July 2017, 7 pm The Hall of the Ojuutan Theater at the Mongolian State University of Culture and Arts