Conversion, Devotion and (Trans-)Mission: Understanding Ole Nydahl

Scherer, B. (2014) Conversion, Devotion and (Trans-)Mission: Understanding Ole Nydahl. In: Lewis, Todd, ed. Buddhists: Understanding Buddhism Through the Lives of Practitioners. Wiley. pp. 96-106 ISBN 9780470658185

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Abstract

This chapter traces the life and work of the charismatic Danish lay Buddhist teacher Ole Nydahl.
Nydahl is the founder of the global Diamond Way movement and a successful lay convert propagator of the Tibetan Buddhist Karma Kagyu (bKa’ brgyud) school. Following Nydahl’s spiritual journey from his early life to becoming a recognized Buddhist teacher, three different charismatic phases in the Diamond Way’s development are identified (foundational: 1972-1982; transitional: 1982-1992; and expansive: 1992-2007). Particular attention is being paid to the dynamics of Nydahl’s acknowledgement as ‘Lama’ (1972-1995). Observations on the Diamond Way in its current late-charismatic phase (2007-) conclude the chapter.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BQ Buddhism
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BQ Buddhism > BQ4911 Practice of Buddhism. Forms of worship > BQ7001 Modifications, schools, etc. > BQ7530 Tibetan Buddhism
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BQ Buddhism > BQ0840 Biography > BQ0860 Individual > BQ0940 Other
Divisions: pre Nov-2014 > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Theology and Religious Studies
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Depositing User: Professor B Scherer
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2014 15:22
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2014 14:12
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/12763

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