Weekend course with Detlev Göbel from Germany

Lama Ole more often than not points out how important it is for us to know our roots. So we were very happy about a weekend of historic details and some magical stories about our precious Karma Kagyu lineage most of us probably were not familiar with just yet.

Giving three lectures, Diamond Way teacher Detlev Göbel from Munich shared his in-depth knowledge of the lineage with us: “The Karma Kagyü Lineage – Lineage of Transmission”, “The History of the Karmapas”, “The Meaning of Traveling on a Pilgrimage”.

Detlev was born in Germany in 1960. He works at the BMW development department since 1983. Detlev took Buddhist refuge with Lama Ole Nydahl in 1984. Since 1990 he has been an editor of Kagyu Life Magazine, and teaches Dharma at Lama Ole’s request since 1992. In the last 30 years Detlev has made many pilgrimages in Nepal, India, Tibet and especially Bhutan, and in the recent years has guided annual pilgrimages of the Buddhist power places of Bhutan. He and his wife Claudia currently live in Munich and volunteer their time as editors of Buddhismus Heute Magazine.

If you would like to know more about the history and roots of Diamond Way Buddhism in the West, we recommend the books “Entering the Diamond Way” and “Riding the Tiger” by Lama Ole Nydahl (available in German as well: “Die Buddhas vom Dach der Welt” und “Über alle Grenzen”.