Diamond Way Buddhist Group Albany belongs to an international non-profit network of over 600 lay Diamond Way Buddhist centers of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, founded by Lama Ole Nydahl and under the spiritual guidance of H.H. the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Trinley Thaye Dorje.

Diamond Way Buddhism offers practical and effective methods to realize mind’s inherent richness for the benefit of all. With an accessible and modern style, it works with people’s confidence and desire, using every situation in life to develop fearlessness and joy. We always present a basic introduction for newcomers, and the meditations are guided in English.

Regular Program

Public meditations at the center are reopened with social distancing and masks.

Our public meditation evening consists of an introductory talk about Buddhism followed by a short guided meditation with explanations. Newcomers are welcome. No previous experience with Buddhism or meditation is required to attend, and questions are always encouraged.


Apologies, public meditations are closed till:
Tuesday, April 27 @ 7:30 pm
DWBC Albany
265 Morris Street, apt. 2 Albany NY 12208

Tuesday, May 4 @ 7:30 pm
DWBC Albany
265 Morris Street, apt. 2 Albany NY 12208

Tuesday, May 11 @ 7:30 pm
DWBC Albany
265 Morris Street, apt. 2 Albany NY 12208

Tuesday, May 18 @ 7:30 pm
DWBC Albany
265 Morris Street, apt. 2 Albany NY 12208

Tuesday, May 25 @ 7:30 pm
DWBC Albany
265 Morris Street, apt. 2 Albany NY 12208



H.H. 16th Karmapa
Rangjung Rigpe Dorje


H.H. 17th Karmapa
Trinlay Thaye Dorje


Lama Ole Nydahl &
Hannah Nydahl