Buddhism is a set of teachings on the nature of mind which come from historical Buddha Shakyamuni who lived and taught over 2550 years ago in Northern India. The goal of Buddhist practice is reaching the state of complete awakening of mind’s potential – Enlightenment. Everyone can reach this state. For this reason Buddhism is called the religion of experience. There are many traditions, schools and styles of practice in Buddhism. The Diamond Way of the Karma Kagyu lineage is the most inspiring model of Buddhist teachings, ideal for independent and joyful people.
Karma Kagyu Lineage
The Karma Kagyu lineage is one of the four main school of Tibetan Buddhism. Every single transmission, method, meditation or teaching in this lineage comes directly from Buddha. After his death the highest teachings were passed by realized masters, such as Tilopa, Naropa and Maitripa. They were then translated and brought to Tibet by Marpa and flourished there thanks to the activity of Milarepa and Gampopa. Since the twelfth century the Karmapas have been responsible for their transmission. Today the head of the Karma Kagyu school is H.H. 17th Karmapa Thaye Dorje.