In his book Fearless Death, Lama Ole Nydahl shares the wisdom of experienced Tibetan Buddhist masters, which he gained during years spent in the Far East. His explanations are further enriched by decades of guiding modern people through the dying process.
Thanks to Lama Ole Nydahl’s book and lectures, Tibetan masters’ teachings on death and dying have now become accessible to the modern West. People are less afraid of things they can understand. With the Phowa training (the rare meditation practice of conscious dying when the time comes) and the knowledge found in the Buddhist scriptures, it is possible to transform fear, expectations and doubts into confidence and a calm state of mind when facing death and rebirth.
This DVD is a recording of the public lecture given by Lama Ole Nydahl on May 22nd, 2013 in New York.
Project ‘The Man of Freedom’
A four-part documentary devoted to the history of development of Diamond Way Buddhism in the West.
In 1972 Lama Ole Nydahl and his wife Hannah were officially asked by 16th Gyalwa Karmapa, the head of the Kagyu lineage, to represent his activity in the whole western world. Till now 640 centres have been created in which thousands of people practice Buddhism, until recently known only among Himalayans. The film will present the beginnings and thepresent situation of Diamond Way Buddhism in the West. The document will be mainly composed of archive materials and will be based on interviews with Lama Ole, in which he describes the beginnings and the present situation of Buddhism. It will also be a reflection onthe contemporary world.
The premiere of the first part of the movie titled “Wintertour” is planned for summer 2012.
The History of Diamond Way Buddhism in Poland
The movie is going to tell the history of our lineage in Poland. The first centre of our school was established in Krakow…
…in 1970s. It was also the first centre of the Tibetan Buddhism in the communist part of Europe. The title of the movie is inspired by this very important historical event. The movie will attempt to answer the question what made so many Poles practice this path of Buddhism and why Buddhism is so attractive for people from the West.
It will be based on the interviews with people who created the first centres in 1970s and 1980s and who are presently Buddhist teachers travelling with their lectures across the globe.
The movie premiere is planned for autumn 2012.