Books and films

On dharmashop.dk you can find a wide selection of books, DVD’s, beautiful Buddha statues, meditation cushion and other meditation equipment. On the site below, you can find a list of books and DVD’s that we would recommend for a start.

Books

 

They Way Things Are  A living approach to Buddhism for today’s world

thewaythingsare_web_1024x1024by Lama Ole Nydahl

This book, which clarifies the Buddha’s teachings in an accessible and contemporary format, has proved a popular and useful resource for students of Buddhism since its first publication. This revised and expanded edition will doubtlessly be even more influential in acquainting people with the path to liberation and Enlightenment. Lama Ole Nydahl is one of the closest disciples of my predecessor and a qualified teacher who transmits the flawless teachings of the Karma Kagyu lineage. Through his activity over the last three decades, he has benefited many by presenting the profound methods of the Buddha, and the Diamond Way is one of the many methods relevant to people in the West. It is my wish that through this book, the seed of Buddhahood is planted in the reader’s mind. By putting the teachings presented here into practice, may they accomplish the ultimate goal of Enlightenment for the benefit of all. –Trinlay Thaye Dorje, the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Head of the Karma Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism

The Way Things Are can be ordered here.

 

 

Buddha & Love – Timeless wisdom for modern relationships

buddhaandlove_web_1024x1024by Lama Ole Nydahl

Lama Ole Nydahl, a western Buddhist Lama, has written the most comprehensive relationship book to date.

Buddha & Love explains how a Buddhist approach to relationships can help us to relax our minds, break bad habits, and use relationships to grow ourselves and benefit everyone around us.

Unafraid of taboo topics, and free from sappy clichés and political correctness, Buddha & Love provides both women and men with practical advice on how to love better.

On the official site of the book, you can read an excerpt from the book and watch an interview with Lama Ole Nydahl – the author of the book.

Buddha & Love can be ordered here.

 

 

Entering the Diamond Way – Tibetan Buddhism Meets The West

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by Lama Ole Nydahl

Entering the Diamond Way is a perfect book to introduce Westerners to Tibetan Buddhism. This is the genuinely compelling story, and spiritual odyssey, of Ole and Hannah Nydahl, who in 1968 became the first Western students of the great Tibetan master, His Holiness the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa. Their exciting travels on the worn path between the green lowlands of Europe to the peaks of the Himalayas, led them to experience the skilful teachings of numerous Tibetan lamas who helped transform their lives into “limitless clarity and joy.” From their first contact with Tibetan Buddhism in Kathmandu in the form of a lama with extraordinary psychic powers, Ole and Hannah encountered the full spectrum of the Buddhist “view.” Their aim in writing this book is “to form a bridge between two worlds, and especially to share with all who are looking for their true being … an introduction to a time-proven way to Enlightenment.” “One cannot really transmit anything, except what one has directly experienced, and the reason many of you will be able to identify with what happened to us is that, deep within, we are so very much alike.”

Entering the Diamond Way can be ordered here.

 

 

Riding the Tiger – The Risks and Joys of Bringing Tibetan Buddhism to the West

ridingthetiger_web_1024x1024by Lama Ole Nydahl

Riding the Tiger tells the story about the work of lama Ole Nydahl and his wife Hannah Nydahl bringing the Tibetan Buddhism to the West – a work that would prove to be their life project. The book describes the period between 1972-1992, and it continues where the book Entering the Diamond Way ends: after four years of studies and meditation in the Himalayas, lama Ole and Hannah take back to Denmark to pass on their experience with the nature of the mind and its unlimited possibilities. In the beginning, they were just a diverse group of young idealists in Copenhagen, but soon they awaken the interest of countless people in Europe, USA and Australia. The work begins in autumn of 1972 with an audience with the young queen of Denmark Queen Margrethe II. Short time after and driving by lay people, the first Diamond Way Buddhist centre in West is a reality in Skindergade in the central part of Copenhagen.

Riding the Tiger can be ordered here.

 

 

Fearless Death Buddhist Wisdom on the Art of Dying

Fearless Death

by Lama Ole Nydahl

For centuries Tibetan Buddhist masters have uncovered joy and meaning in the dying process. For them death is not a mystery. They know what will happen and see it as a great chance for spiritual development. Fearless Death makes their teachings accessible to the modern West.

From Tibetan Masters to the Modern World

In Fearless Death Lama Ole Nydahl condenses the information he learned from years spent with great Buddhist masters in the East. His explanations are enriched by decades of experience guiding modern people through the dying process. This book is proof that the wisdom of Tibetan masters now lives on in the West.

In 1968 Lama Ole and his wife Hannah began training with masters of the Kagyu and Nyingma schools of Tibetan Buddhism in the Himalayas. In 1972, Lama Ole learned the rare meditation practice of conscious dying (Phowa) according to the wishes of his teacher, the great 16th Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje. Since then he has taught the Phowa practice to over 90,000 people throughout the western world.

Understanding Death Removes Fear

People are less afraid of things they can understand. This is also true about death. With Phowa training and the knowledge found in this book it is possible to transform fear, expectation and doubt into confidence and a calm state of mind when facing death.

On the official site of the book, you can read an extracts and interviews with Lama Ole Nydahl – the author of the book. Also, you can watch videos, where Lama Ole Nydahl explaining different aspects of death and dying.

Fearless Death can be ordered here.

 

 

DVD’er

 

Buddhism in the modern world

buddhisminthemodernworld_web_1024x1024This DVD contains a documentary about the history of the Diamond Way Buddhism and how it has been introduced and developed in the West since the 1970s.

On the DVD you can also find a lecture with Lama Ole Nydahl and an interview with the 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje.

Language: Danish / English

Subtitles: Danish / English / German / Spanish

Buddhismen in the modern world can be ordered here.

 

 

Looking for the ancient Tibet – A journey to Buddhas legacy

Looking for the ancient Tibet

This documentary allows you to join an exploration throughout Tibet in a search for traditional Buddhist monasteries and yogis, which are sitting in retreats in the mountains.

Language: English

Subtitles: Danish

Looking for the ancient Tibet can be ordered here.

 

 

 

 

Wintertour A documentary film about Lama Ole’s travel across Russia

WintertourThe documentary Wintertour portraits a couple of days of Lama Ole’s journey from Moscow in the western part of Russia to Vladivostok in the eastern part. A journey of 9.000 km, where Lama Ole Nydahl visits the Diamond Way centres in Russia: Lama Ole is giving courses and lectures, and spends a huge amount of time in the train with about 400 dedicated students, who are taking part in this fascinating journey.

Language: English

Wintertour can be ordered here.