7628 Elbow Drive, SW
Calgary, AB, T2V 1K2

Take the breezeway between Starbucks and the Women's Clothing Store to our entrance behind Starbucks.

Diamond Way Buddhist Center Calgary 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 Meditation and Events Cancelled

Due to the provincial and national emergencies happening in regard to COVID-19, the Calgary Diamond Way Buddhist Centre is temporarily closing its doors. We will continue to reassess the situation and let you know when we are up and running again.

We appreciate your understanding and look forward to welcoming you to our centre again. We wish you all good health and happiness!


We have put together a beginner’s resource. It is intended to help you gain an insight into Diamond Way Buddhism, but under no circumstances can it replace the oral transmission required to properly begin Diamond Way meditation!

Read: Resources for Beginners

In case you're curious, our usual program would begin with a short talk followed by a guided meditation. The regular meditation is the Guru Yoga meditation on the 16th Karmapa and is guided in English. Our program generally lasts around 45 minutes.

Once a month, we host a longer introductory lecture followed by the regular meditation program. Everyone is welcome to join us on any regular program days, once our centre re-opens.

H.H. 16th Karmapa
Rangjung Rigpe Dorje

H.H. 17th Karmapa
Trinlay Thaye Dorje

Lama Ole Nydahl &
Hannah Nydahl