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Dear friends,

We invite you to a 3-days course with lectures and meditation with four Diamondway Buddhist travelling teachers and students of Lama Ole Nydahl at Athens Diamond Way Buddhist Center.  Guided meditation on the 16th Karmapa will follow the lectures. You are very welcome!

* The lectures will be in Greek. 

Your questions can be translated from English to Greek.

The program:

Friday, December 14th

Christos Maglousidis & Jan Noutsos

Lecture topic:  ‘Compassion and Wisdom’

At 19:30 hours

Meditation on the 16th Karmapa will follow

Saturday, December 15th

Yorgos Diakofotakis & Mike Achladiotis

Lecture topic:  ‘Meditation’

At 19:30 hours

Meditation on the 16th  Karmapa will follow

Sunday, December 16th

Yorgos Diakofotakis – Mike Achladiotis  – Jan Noutsos

Lecture topic:  ‘The Meaning of the Sangha’  and Questions & Answers

At 19:30 hours

Meditation on the 16th Karmapa will follow

About the teachers:

Jan Noutsos

He was born in 1964. He met Lama Ole Nydahl and took Buddhist refuge in Athens in 1997. Since then he co-runs an international retreat center ‘Karma Berchen Ling’ in Southern Greece. Lama Ole Nydahl asked him to teach Buddhism in 2005. He lives in Athens, he is married and has three children.

Makis Achladιotis

He was born in 1960 in Rhodes, Greece. He took Buddhist refuge in 1980 by the 16th Karmapa. Lama Ole Nydahl asked him to teach Buddhism in 2014.  He works as managing director in music and dubbing studios. He lives in Athens, he is married and has three children.

Christos Maglousidis

He was born in 1958 in Thessaloniki, Greece. He took refuge in 2008. Lama Ole asked him to teach Buddhism in 2015. He works as IT consultant/manager.  He lives in Thessaloniki. He is married and has a son.

Yorgos Diakofotakis

He was born in 1963 in Piraeus, Greece. In 1982, he met Lama Ole Nydahl and took Buddhist refuge. In 1988 he became a founding member of Karma Berchen Ling (KBL). He is the representative of the Diamond Way to the Greek state since 1993. He contributed decisively to the official recognition of Buddhism as a religion in Greece in 2001 and to the founding license for a chapel in the form of a Stupa in KBL. He participated in the organization and operation of the Buddhist Hall in the Olympic Village – Athens 2004. He is the author of the book “KBL – the history of Diamond Way Buddhism in Greece». He studied Graphic Arts and worked in the private and state sector. He lives in Athens and has two daughters.

Participation fees:

€6 per day or €15 for the whole course