nauczyciele2In Diamond Way Buddhism the  direct contact between a teacher and a disciple is of a great importance. The teacher, the student and the  process of learning are one totality which makes development possible. The  teacher is a source of inspiration, he gives methods and confirms the student's progress on the path. He helps to overcome our weaknesses and limitations and to dissolve wrong, stiff ideas which block us from recognizing the natural state of our mind: freedom, openness, limitless joy  and a compassionate activity. The  teacher is neither a person nor a god. He is rather a direct reflection of the realization of the student's enlightened qualities.

The 16th Karmapa

The  16th Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje was one of the greatest Buddhist teachers and meditation masters of his time. He was born in Derge in Eastern Tibet in 1924. 



The 17th Karmapa

The 17th Karmapa Trinlay Thaye Dorje was born in Tibet on 6th of May 1983 as a son of Mipham Rinpoche, a great Lama from Nyingma lineage, and Dechen Wangmo, who comes from a family with royal ancestry. 



Shamar Rinpoche

Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche is second to Gyalwa Karmapa in the spiritual hierarchy of the Karma Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism. The first Shamar Rinpoche, Khedrup Trakpe Senge (1283-1349), was the principal disciple of the 3rd Karmapa, Rangjung Dorje. 



Lama Ole Nydahl

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. 



Hannah Nydahl

In December of 1969, Hannah Nydahl and her husband Ole became the first Western students of the 16th Karmapa, the greatest meditation master of his time. At his request they then bgan to transmit Diamond Way teachings in Europe and both Americas. 



Lopon Tsechu Rinpoche

Lopon Tsechu Rinpoche was born in the Kingdom of Bhutan in 1918 and was one of the last great meditation masters. When he was 13 years old he left Bhutan to study and practice under the spiritual guidance of his uncle Lama Sherab Dorje in Nepal. 



Kalu Rinpoche

Kalu Rinpoche was born in 1905 in Kham (Eastern Tibet). He was ordained a monk at the age of 11, when he was 16 he started a three year retreat and between the age of 25 and 40 he led an ascetic life devoted solely to meditation in the mountains. He received the  full transmission of the Shangpa and Karma Kagyu lineages.



Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche

Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche was born in 1950 in Nepal. He is a fully qualified lama of the Kagyu Lineage.  He received the title of “Maniwa” from the 16th Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorge, which means that he repeated the mantra Om Mani Peme Hung, which is an expression of enlightened compassion of our Buddha nature, more than one billion times.



Lama Jigme Rinpoche

Lama Jigme Rinpoche was born in 1949 in East Tibet. He is a student of the 16th Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje. As a fully qualified teacher he was appointed by the 16th Karmapa to run the Karmapa’s Dhagpo Kaguy Ling monastery in France. TheRinpoche’s activity is closely associated with Europe, where he travels and gives teachings.

Polish Teachers

Lama Ole Nydahl has been travelling around the world for over 40 years, giving lectures on Buddhism, answering questions concerning Buddhist practice and leading meditation courses. Some of his students have gained so much experience and knowledge about Buddha's teachings that the Lama has asked them to share this experience and knowledge in Diamond Way centers and meditation groups.



Would you like to know more?
Recommended websites in English
icon1 www.diamondway-buddhism.org
(Worldwide Diamond Way Buddhism website)

(HH 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje web page)

(The International Diamond Way Buddhist Project)

(Lama Ole Nydahl web page)

icon1 streaming.dwbn.org
(Diamond Way teachings website)

(You Tube chanel with Lama Ole Nydahl's lectures)

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