Lama Ole NydahlWe are delighted to announce that Lama Ole Nydahl will be visiting Helsinki on 12–13 October 2013 to give The Great Seal (Skt. Mahamudra / Tib. Chag Chen) teachings.

Lectures are open to the public, and no pre-registration is required to attend the course. Welcome!

Mahamudra means “The Great Seal” and is considered to be the crown jewel of Buddha’s teachings. When one rests in the totality of the seer, what is seen and the act of seeing at all times, the goal, Mahamudra, is reached.

During Great Seal Courses, Lama Ole describes the progressive stages which lead to this state and also guides his students in various meditations throughout the course. There are only very few schools of Zen and Tibetan Buddhism which have succeeded in keeping these teachings alive until today. Lama Ole Nydahl and his wife Hannah received the transmission of the Great Seal from the head of the Karma Kagyu lineage, the 16th Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje (1924–1981).

The event in Facebook:


Saturday, October 12
13:00 Lecture with Buddhist Teacher Tomek Lehnert (7 Euros)
18:00 Lecture by Lama Ole Nydahl (15 Euros)
Sunday, October 13
11:00 Lecture by Lama Ole Nydahl (15 Euros)

Translation: Lama Ole Nydahl’s lectures are in English, and they are translated simultaneously into Finnish. For more information, see our Finnish page.


The course will be held in the premises of a private school, which is located 4,5 km from the city centre at: Lehtikuusentie 6, 00270 Helsinki

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Please note that you may not stay overnight at the venue!

How to Get There?

Airport – Central Railway Station
  • Bus 615 or, at night, bus 620, or by the Finnair City Bus. Read more.
How to Get There from the Central Railway Station?
No parking

NB: There is no parking for the public on site, so you are strongly advised to use public transport to arrive at the venue.

Helsinki Diamond Way Centre Closed on 11–14 October

Unfortunately, it will not be possible to visit, or stay overnight in, the Helsinki Diamond Way Buddhist Centre on 11 –14 October.

Budget Accommodation in Helsinki

If you plan to stay in a hostel or a hotel, please book well in advance.

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The Great Seal Course with Lama Ole Nydahl in Helsinki, 12–13 October 2013