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

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  • We are pleased to announce the reopening of our center!
    Our center is now open to the public in accordance with all local regulations regarding social distancing and mask wearing. If you have Covid-19 symptoms 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 regular scheduled programs are Wednesdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 6:00 pm (detailed information below)

    *This reopening is subject to change to more or less restrictive guidelines based on the ever changing circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. 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
    8:00pm - Public Meditation

    Short talk on a Buddhist topic and guided meditation.

    Sundays
    6:00pm - 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