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

November 19-29, 2015

North America Tour with Lama Ole Nydahl

Nov 19 – Miami: Lecture
Nov 22 – New York City: Lecture
Nov 23-29 – Las Vegas Course: "Holding the Highest View"

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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

May 15-30, 2016

North American Retreat Center Tour with Lama Ole Nydahl

May 10-13 - Sangha course at the Western Retreat Center
May 14-16 - Dakini Ranch project days
May 17 - Lecture near Dakini Ranch
May 19 - Minneapolis Public Lecture
May 20-23 - Great Seal Course at the Heartland Retreat Center

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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

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British Colombia