4474 W. Adams Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
808-344-9797
losangeles@diamondway.org

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
Right now, the Center is closed for meditation practice, in accordance with advice and restrictions from the Los Angeles Department of Health.
We will be opening our doors again, once the conditions and situation have resolved. And we look forward to seeing you then!
In the meantime, if you have questions, please feel free to reach us at dwbcla@gmail.com
We wish everyone well and advise us all to remember that everything outside of ourselves is always changing. What we can keep under control is a stable mind.

Learn the methods that awaken us to the nature of our minds and give people their own power and ability to make themselves happy and useful and to create meaning in our lives.

The Public Meditation sessions on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings are free and open to beginners as well as experienced meditators. The Personal Practice sessions are opportunities for practitioners to meditate together, while focusing on whichever meditation they would like to practice, individually. These sessions are intended for those who already have instructions and experience with meditation. For beginners who would like to learn more about meditation, we encourage them to come to our sessions on Wednesdays and Sundays.


H.H. 16th Karmapa
Rangjung Rigpe Dorje


H.H. 17th Karmapa
Trinlay Thaye Dorje


Lama Ole Nydahl &
Hannah Nydahl