Diamond Way Retreat Center Project:

Dakini Ranch

Southern Colorado hosts Dakini Ranch, nestled in the San Juan mountain range, the largest mountain range in the state. With an altitude of over 9,000ft (2,700 M), it has breathtaking views across the San Luis Valley to the 14,000 ft (4,300 M) peaks of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains. At 314 acres (127 hectares) it is the largest retreat center owned by the Buddhist Foundation Diamond Way. Its purchase in 2013 was made possible by support from around the world!

Dakini Ranch is an endless source of inspiration and will be a place where friends can meet to deepen their meditation practice without the distractions of modern life and to strengthen the bonds of friendship and trust through time spent working together.

The center is part of an international non-profit network of over 600 lay meditation centers within the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. The centers were founded by Lama Ole Nydahl according to the wish of H.H. 16th Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje. They are today under the spiritual authority of H.H. 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje.

Dakini Ranch is owned by the Buddhist Foundation Diamond Way. For more about the center, see the statement of purpose and activity.

For more information, please email dakiniranch@diamondway.org.


H.H. 16th Karmapa
Rangjung Rigpe Dorje


H.H. 17th Karmapa
Trinlay Thaye Dorje


Lama Ole Nydahl &
Hannah Nydahl