Lama Ole Nydahl made his point very clear when he arrived at the EC for two weeks of work retreat: he wanted to spend as much time with us as possible!
So within just 5 days, he gave several evening lectures including highest Vajrayana teachings based on the Ganges Mahamudra by Tilopa, had dinner with Khenpo Tsering, Dawa Lhadripa and everyone present, guided the morning meditation on the 16th Karmapa… and everyone who was there for the meditation retreat got a chance to have their personal questions answered. And if all that was not more than enough already, Lama Ole and Caty spontaneously decided to guide a little tour through the upper floor of the villa, explaining about the Buddhist paintings and statues there. During daytime, we enjoyed to meditate together in 4 sessions each day.
Whilst Lama Ole went to Italy for a meditation course over the weekend, we continued the meditation retreat, watching the teachings from Italy via live streaming together in our cosy lounge. Lama Ole, together with many friends coming from the course, will be back for another week of retreat which will include teachings and an empowerment by his friend Lama Toensang of Montchardon.