104 King St. Suite 302
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 209-9780


Public meditations are always free. Those who wish to support the center can donate here:

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Diamond Way Buddhist Center Madison 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



Sundays & Wednesdays - 8:00 pm

Our public meditation sessions provide the opportunity, at no cost, to learn about Buddhism and meditation in a relaxed and warm environment. One of our members gives a short talk on a staple Buddhist subject like meditation or karma and afterwards guides us through the main meditation practice used in nearly 700 Diamond Way groups and centers around the world.

If public meditation lands on a public holiday please contact us to find out whether the center will be open.

CAMPUS MEDITATION - currently on hold until further notice

Tuesdays during the fall and spring semesters in Union South - 7:30 pm

Our campus night also consists of a short introductory talk and guided meditation. Find our listing and room location via the Today In the Union screens ("DWB Meditation") upon arrival.

Campus location:
Union South
1308 W. Dayton St.
Madison, WI 53715 (Google map)

H.H. 16th Karmapa
Rangjung Rigpe Dorje

H.H. 17th Karmapa
Trinlay Thaye Dorje

Lama Ole Nydahl &
Hannah Nydahl