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What is Buddhism?
Buddha’s teachings, which focuses on being fearless, joyful, and kind, forms part of Buddhism, a main religion in several East Asian countries. Since the early seventies, the profound Buddhist view with its vast number of methods has inspired and fascinated a growing number of people in Western cultures.

Buddha teaches about the ultimate and conditioned existence in a way that makes Buddhism directly relevant to our daily lives. Understanding this makes the experience of lasting happiness possible. Buddhism does not proclaim dogmas; rather, it encourages critical questioning. Using the right meditations, the intellectual understanding of the teachings becomes a personal everlasting experience. The goal of Buddha’s teachings is the full development of the innate potential of body, speech, and mind.

 

First time?
You can attend our introductory sessions on Thursdays in English at 19:30h. Just let us know that you want to come by using our contact page: dwbr.nl/contact

 

Introductions for new visitors
If you are interested in Tibetan Buddhism, you are welcome on Thursdays at 19:30. In half an hour you will get to know the basics of Buddhism and the activities of our center. Afterwords, there is the opportunity to participate in a guided meditation in English of about 30 minutes.

Next date: every Thursday at 19:30h
Duration: approximately 30 minutes
Costs:
free of charge
Preparation: no preparation is required, just come along and feel free to ask questions
Location: Boeddhistisch Centrum Rotterdam van de Karma Kagyu linie
Rusthoflaan 104, 3034XP Rotterdam

 

Weekly meditation
The 16th Karmapa meditation is a traditional Tibetan Buddhist meditation, it was given by the head of the Karma Kagyu Lineage in 1950. At the request of the 16th Karmapa this meditation is distributed in the meditation centers founded by Lama Ole Nydahl. Twice a week we provide a guided 16th Karmapa meditation.

Next date: every Tuesday and Thursday at 20:00h
Duration: approximately 30 minutes
Costs:
free of charge
Preparation: no preparation is required, just come along and feel free to ask questions
Location: Boeddhistisch Centrum Rotterdam van de Karma Kagyu linie
Rusthoflaan 104, 3034XP Rotterdam

 

Lectures
In addition to the meditations, we offer a regular program of lectures on Buddhist topics. The lectures are usually held on weekends and are given by teachers from around the world on voluntary basis. The lectures are mostly in English.

Next date: check our events calendar
Duration: approximately 2 hours
Costs: 7 euro per lecture
Preparation: no preparation is required, just come along and feel free to ask questions
Location: Boeddhistisch Centrum Rotterdam van de Karma Kagyu linie
Rusthoflaan 104, 3034XP Rotterdam

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