Diamond Way Retreat Center Project:

The Heartland Retreat Center

The Heartland Retreat Center is an inspiring place of natural beauty where Diamond Way practitioners meet to deepen their Buddhist meditation practice. The center hosts meditation courses, personal retreats, and gatherings of friends.

Through these activities, the Heartland Retreat Center preserves the authentic teachings and practices of the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism.

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.

Regular program

On Sunday evenings we offer a guided meditation accompanied by short introductory teachings on Diamond Way Buddhism. Email us at hrc@diamondway.org for details about attending.

Once a month we have a three-day program, beginning with an extended introductory lecture and guided meditation on Friday evening. See the upcoming events schedule for details.

The Heartland Retreat Center is owned by the Buddhist Foundation Diamond Way.


H.H. 16th Karmapa
Rangjung Rigpe Dorje


H.H. 17th Karmapa
Trinlay Thaye Dorje


Lama Ole Nydahl &
Hannah Nydahl