Important directions under "How to find us"!
3636 Canyon Crest Road, Altadena, CA 91001


Diamond Way Buddhist Center Los Angeles 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

Every Sunday at 4 p.m. we have a short introduction to Diamond Way Buddhism followed by the guided meditation. The event is free of charge. Everyone is welcome.

Reach us at and check out our events at Diamond Way Buddhist Center on Meetup.

How to find us

You’ll get the best directions from Apple maps. If using Google Maps, please follow the instructions below: Drive North Lincoln Street, and turn left into Canyon Crest Road. Please do not turn into Canyon Ridge Drive - it’s a private road; continue driving Canyon Crest Road until you see the center's sign, then turn right into a very steep driveway. The parking is opposite the center.

H.H. 16th Karmapa
Rangjung Rigpe Dorje

H.H. 17th Karmapa
Trinlay Thaye Dorje

Lama Ole Nydahl &
Hannah Nydahl