Diamond Way Retreat Center Project:

Western Retreat Center

Western Retreat Center (WRC) preserves the living transmission of Diamond Way Buddhism. Named Karma Kunzang Ling, meaning "All-Good Place", WRC was purchased in 2009 and is located on the Central Coast of California, nestled in the mountains of Diablo Range. It offers the "top of the world" views in the setting of acoustical and visual privacy. All eighty acres of its pristine, protected land provide an excellent opportunity for development of a retreat center that supports sustainable, off-the-grid living, in harmony with the natural beauty of the surrounding area.

WRC offers rustic but comfortable conditions for individual or couple retreats, as well as monthly group meditation and work retreats. It's a place where friends from all over the world can visit to deepen their meditation practice without the distractions of modern life, as well as to strengthen the bonds of friendship and trust, through time spent meditating, learning and working together.

Western Retreat Center is owned by the Buddhist Foundation Diamond Way. For more information, email wrc@diamondway.org.


H.H. 16th Karmapa
Rangjung Rigpe Dorje


H.H. 17th Karmapa
Trinlay Thaye Dorje


Lama Ole Nydahl &
Hannah Nydahl