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

North American Retreat Centers Tour with Lama Ole Nydahl
May-June 2016

Northeast Retreat Center (New York)
Heartland Retreat Center (Wisconsin)
Dakini Ranch (Colorado)
San Francisco

Tour Details

Great Seal Course with Lama Ole Nydahl
June 2-5 2016

At the Heartland Retreat Center in Ontario, Wisconsin

Registration and details

Fall North America Tour with Lama Ole Nydahl
November 2016

New York City
Washington, DC

Details to be announced.

All Events

Retreat Centers

Western Retreat Center

Paicines, California USA

Dakini Ranch

Saguache, Colorado USA

Heartland Retreat Center

Ontario, Wisconsin USA

Northeast Retreat Center

Middleburgh, New York USA

City Locations


British Colombia