Diamond Way Retreat Center Project:

The Western Retreat Center

The Western Retreat Center preserves the living transmission of Diamond Way Buddhism. It is a place where our Buddhist practice deepens through meditation courses, personal retreats, gatherings of friends and more.

This land provides an excellent opportunity to build a self-sustainable, accessible, inspirational retreat center where sangha members can go 365 days a year to meditate together. This land offers:

  • Great space for individual and group retreats
  • Proximity to the San Francisco Bay Area. Within 1-2 Hours of 3 international airports
  • Inspiring views of the Diablo and Monterey Coastal ranges, as well as acoustical and visual privacy. On a clear day, one can see the Sierras in the distance to the East. In addition, the parceling and land use designations of Mission Ridge Ranch provide for minimal future development or close neighbors.

The Western Retreat Center 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 wrc@diamondway.org.


H.H. 16th Karmapa
Rangjung Rigpe Dorje


H.H. 17th Karmapa
Trinlay Thaye Dorje


Lama Ole Nydahl &
Hannah Nydahl