13015 117 Avenue Northwest
Edmonton, AB T5M 3H6, Canada
+1-780-455-5488
edmonton@diamondway.org

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SPECIAL EVENT

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to the current emergency guidelines intended to stem the surge of COVID cases in Alberta, we will be postponing the "Foundations of Buddhist Meditation" lecture series until the new year. Public safety is important, and rarely can we benefit ourselves and others if our collective health is in doubt. Stay tuned for further updates in 2021.

Foundations of Buddhist Meditation

Where: Edmonton Diamond Way Buddhist Centre
When: Every Wednesday of December 2020 @ 8 pm
Cost: Free

We are pleased to announce a "Foundations of Buddhist Meditation" lecture series that will take place this December in our Edmonton Diamond Way Centre. This course will offer an introduction to some basic Buddhist topics relevant to Diamond Way Buddhism. Each lecture will take place every Wednesday of the month of December and will be followed by the 16th Karmapa meditation. No previous experience with Buddhism or meditation is required to attend, recommended for Newcomers.

Wed, December 2 @ 8 pm
Lecture : "Life of the Buddha and the Four Noble Truths" Followed by 16th Karmapa meditation.

Wed, December 9 @ 8 pm
Lecture : "The three Buddhist Vehicles/Ways (Hinayana, Mahayana, Vajrayana)" Followed by 16th Karmapa meditation.

Wed, December 16 @ 8 pm
Lecture : "Buddhist Refuge and Meditation" Followed by 16th Karmapa meditation

Wed, December 23 @ 8 pm
Lecture : "Using Buddhist Methods to Transform Disturbing Emotions" Followed by 16th Karmapa meditation.

Wed, December 30 @ 8 pm
Panel : "Q&A" Followed by 16th Karmapa meditation.


Our meditation centre provides ample physical space for social distancing under current Alberta Health guidance. Please ensure your accordance with these measures should you plan to attend.
Questions? Email us at edmonton@diamondway.org
Link: Health and Safety Protocols (PDF)

Diamond Way Buddhist Center Edmonton 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

We have reopened on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, for our regularly scheduled meditation @ 8 pm

Diamond Way Buddhist Centre Edmonton: Calendar

Wednesdays: 8pm
A short introduction on a Buddhist topic, followed by a guided meditation* with an opportunity for Q&A.

1st Wednesday of each month: 8pm
Introduction to Buddhism, followed by a guided meditation* with an opportunity for Q&A. We begin the evening with a basic introduction to Diamond Way Buddhism. This is the perfect time to come if you haven’t been to our centre before. Your host will spend about a half-hour explaining the basics of Diamond Way meditation and you’ll have some time to ask any questions you may have. Recommended for Newcomers.

Buddhist practice is as practical as it is profound. With the right view, we can learn to utilize all aspects of our experience, even our busy city life, to gain insight and joy.

* The guided meditation is the Guru Yoga meditation on the 16th Karmapa, our main meditation practice and is guided in English. It generally lasts around 30 minutes. No prior knowledge of Buddhism is required.


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H.H. 16th Karmapa
Rangjung Rigpe Dorje


H.H. 17th Karmapa
Trinlay Thaye Dorje


Lama Ole Nydahl &
Hannah Nydahl