H.H. 17th Karmapa Thaye Dorje and Lama Ole Nydahl with students at the Europe Center in Immenstadt, Germany

Diamond Way Buddhism in North America is a network of centers where people meditate and learn the teachings of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibet.

We are part of over 650 centers and groups worldwide founded by Lama Ole Nydahl according to the wishes of his teacher H.H. 16th Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje. Today we are under the spiritual guidance of H.H. 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje.

Major events

February 25-28, 2016

Americas Course III

Course with friends and teachers from throughout the Americas at Karma Palsang Ling in Villa de Leyva, Colombia

Feb 19-24 - 8th Karmapa Course
Feb 25-28 - Americas Course

Jun 1-12, 2016

North American Retreat Center Tour with Lama Ole Nydahl

Note: Dates have changed

May 27-30 - Sangha course at NRC
Jun 1 - Lecture in Chicago
Jun 2-5 - Great Seal Course at HRC
Jun 7 - Minneapolis Public Lecture
Jun 9-11 - Dakini Ranch project days
Jun 12 - Lecture near Dakini Ranch
Jun 17-19 - Sangha course at WRC

Full details

November 2016

Fall North America Tour with Lama Ole Nydahl

Nov 13 - Boston lecture
Nov 16 - New York City lecture
Nov 19 - Washington, DC lecture
Nov 23-27 - Thanksgiving Course in Texas

More details TBA.

All Events

Retreat Centers

» Overview of Retreat Centers in the Americas

Western Retreat Center

Paicines, California USA

Dakini Ranch

Saguache, Colorado USA

Heartland Retreat Center

Ontario, Wisconsin USA

City Locations


British Colombia