Buddhism means the teachings on the nature of mind, originating from the historical Buddha Shakyamuni, who lived and taught over 2500 years ago in the Northern India. The goal of the Buddhist practice is to fully realize the potential of mind and thus to experience lasting happiness – enlightment. Everyone is able to realize it, this is why buddhism is called the religion of experience. Many different traditions, schools and styles of practice exist within buddhism. The Diamond Way lineage of Karma Kagyu is one of the most exciting fields of buddhist teachings, perfect for the independent, joyful people.