Lama Ole Nydahl
Lama Ole Nydahl is one of the few westerners to have been fully trained as a lama and meditation master in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
In 1969, Ole Nydahl and his wife Hannah (who passed away on April 1, 2007) became the first Western students of H.H. the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa – the spiritual leader of the ancient Karma Kagyu lineage, one of the four main schools of Tibetan Buddhism.
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.
Since then, almost every day he is in a different city, passing on Buddha’s teachings. He has founded over 600 meditation and study centers around the world, from Vladivostok to San Francisco.
His depth of knowledge and dynamic teachings inspire thousands of people at his lectures and courses. His unique synthesis of modern style and ancient wisdom are directly accessible to intelligent, critical-minded westerners.
Lama Ole is the author of several books, including: The Way Things Are, Entering the Diamond Way, Riding the Tiger, The Great Seal and Buddha and Love.