Diamond Way Buddhist Center Los Angeles North 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.
Public Meditation - Tuesdays @ 8:30pm
Our public program consists of a short Buddhist introductory talk, followed by a Guru Yoga meditation on the 16th Karmapa. The meditation is guided in English and generally takes around 30 minutes. No previous experience with Buddhism or meditation is required to attend, and questions are always encouraged.
Personal Practice - 2nd Saturday of the Month @ 1pm
The personal practice day is a good time for friends doing the Foundational Practices (Tib. Ngondro) to meditate together. In order to deepen and reinforce our practice, there are usually as few or as many meditation sessions as it feels comfortable, or people have time for.