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3401 Park Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(612) 568-7754
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minneapolis@diamondway.org

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  • SPECIAL EVENT
    Public Lecture - Topic: "Meditation"
    For more than a millennium, the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism has transmitted some of the most powerful meditation methods Buddhism has to offer. Today, these transformative approaches are available in Diamond Way Buddhist Centers throughout the western world. Join us for a lecture on meditation. No prior experience with Diamond Way Buddhism needed.

    Time: Thursday, August 5th at 7:00pm

    Tickets: $10

    About the teacher:

    Sergio Ayala took refuge with Lama Ole in November of 1997. In 2002, at Lama Ole's request, he began giving formal Dharma teachings. Sergio lives in Austin, Texas and has two daughters, Olivia and Carys. He is an archaeologist at the University of Texas in Austin, working with the Gault School of Archaeological Research. The Diamond Way region in Texas is currently working on the Texas Retreat Center.
    We are pleased to announce the reopening of our center!
    Our center is now open to the public in accordance with all local regulations. The mask mandate has lifted, but feel free to wear a mask according to your comfort level. If you have Covid-19 symptoms, tested positive for COVID in the last 10 days, or have had close contact with COVID-19-positive individual within the last 2 weeks, please refrain from coming to the center at this time.

    Our regularly scheduled programs are Wednesdays at 7:00 pm and Sundays at 6:00 pm with a family dinner style meal following meditation (detailed information below).

    Please reach out to us at minneapolis@diamondway.org or follow us on social media. You can also call at (612) 568-7754 for any questions.

    Diamond Way Buddhist Center Minneapolis 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

    Our public program consists of a short talk on a basic and practical Buddhism topic, followed by a guided meditation with explanation. Newcomers are invited to come. No previous experience with Buddhism or meditation is required to attend, and questions are always encouraged.

    The regular meditation is the Guru Yoga meditation on the 16th Karmapa and is guided in English.

    Wednesdays
    7:00 pm - Public Meditation

    Short talk on a Buddhist topic and guided meditation.

    Sundays
    6:00 pm - Public Meditation and Family Dinner

    Short talk on a Buddhist topic and guided meditation

    Our Sunday program includes a family dinner style meal following the talk and meditation. We will be eating outdoors when possible and allowing 6 feet of distance between other households when not wearing masks per MN StaySafe guidelines. We ask for $5 a person to cover the cost of the meal.


    H.H. 16th Karmapa
    Rangjung Rigpe Dorje


    H.H. 17th Karmapa
    Trinlay Thaye Dorje


    Lama Ole Nydahl &
    Hannah Nydahl