Diamond Way Buddhism in the world belongs to Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan buddhism. Diamond Way Buddhism in western countries has been founded by Lama Ole Nydahl under the spiritual guidance of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje.
Diamond Way Buddhist centres function through voluntary work on the basis of friendship and idealism. Our Buddhist centres offer a regular introduction to Buddhism, guided meditation classes, Buddhist courses, and Buddhist teachings given by Tibetan and Western Buddhist teachers and lamas such as His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje and Lama Ole Nydahl.
Our Buddhist meditation centres and meditation groups are places where people can learn to meditate and receive authentic Buddhist teachings in a friendly, modern context.
Diamond Way Buddhism Centre in Paris, France :
As all of the centers in the world, the Diamond Way Buddhist Centre in Paris gives information about Buddhism and the possibility to practice its liberating methods. Here one can study the methods, which were given by Buddha two thousand five hundred years ago and have been practiced in India and then in Tibet since that time. In the West these methods have changed a little according to the features of Western culture, but their essence is the same as in Buddha’s time.
In the Buddhist Centres one can study Buddhism in the way he likes, visiting lectures of traveling teachers and meditating in the group. Here one can also get detailed explanations on every practice and do individual practices in the Gompa (hall for meditation) when it’s free from social events.
All meditations and lectures for the beginners are free. Lectures of foreign travelling teachers are mostly held in English with consecutive translation into French. Meditation on Wednesday and Friday are held in French, and on Sunday in English. Language of the rest center’s program is mainly French.
There are meditation texts, books and magazines available in the center.
You don’t need any special clothes, mat or pillow for joining a meditation.
Opening hours and location for public meditation : each Wednesday and Friday 20:00, each Sunday 18:00. The meditation starts 1/2 h after.
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