4722 N. Malden
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 234-5856

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Diamond Way Buddhist Center: Chicago offers practical and effective methods to realize mind’s inherent richness. The center makes the authentic Buddhist teachings of the Tibetan Kagyu lineage accessible to modern Westerners. Working with confidence and desire, practitioners use every situation in life to develop fearlessness, joy and kindness.

Our centers consist of people and families working full-time jobs, and incorporating Diamond Way teachings and meditations into their daily lives. Members share responsibility for guiding meditations, answering questions, and giving explanations about Buddhism; their work is unpaid, and based on idealism and friendship.

Meditations are guided in English and newcomers are always welcome.

Regular Program

Weekly Group Meditations

PLEASE NOTE: due to the need for COVID-19 precautions, we are currently open only by advance appointment. Please visit our Meetup or reach out through Facebook if you would like to attend a meditation session listed below.

7:00pm – Indoor Guided Meditation - Appointment Required

8:00pm – Indoor Guided Meditation - Appointment Required

A short introduction will be provided to newcomers. The regular meditation is the Guru Yoga meditation on the 16th Karmapa and is guided in English. It generally lasts around 20 minutes.

H.H. 16th Karmapa
Rangjung Rigpe Dorje

H.H. 17th Karmapa
Trinlay Thaye Dorje

Lama Ole Nydahl &
Hannah Nydahl