Diamond Way Buddhism

Course with Lama Ole Nydahl in Wisconsin, Oct 11-14 2019

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Frequently Asked Questions

What should I bring?

Most people bring their own meditation cushion and a blanket to sit on the floor. There will be chairs available.

If you choose the 4-person room when you register and don't want to share a bed, consider bringing a sleeping bag and mat.

I'm new to Diamond Way Buddhism. Can I attend the course?

Yes! We recommend visiting a Diamond Way Buddhist Center in your area before the course to get an introduction to the practice and participate in a guided meditation. Public meditation is offered at all of our centers on a weekly basis. Find a list of Diamond Way centers in the US at the bottom of the page here or a list of international centers here.

Why is the course priced the way it is?

Every year we work hard to get the best prices at each course location. Essentially, the price you are paying is the cost of the room and food + $120 for the retreat program. We do our best to find affordable venues.

The price of venues depends on many factors, including the time of year, demand from other events in the area (like the Chicago marathon in the case of this course), and contract details that prevent a major loss in case Lama Ole had to cancel or reschedule the program.

In addition to helping us bring Lama Ole and his team to the course, the program fee also supports our national organization, Diamond Way Buddhism USA. DWB USA is responsible for sustaining and protecting Lama Ole's work in the US, administrating our non-profit status, printing Buddhism Today and all our books, as well as holding the legal responsibility for all activities that happen in our groups and centers. As with all other Diamond Way activities, our work is unpaid and based on idealism and friendship.  Its the same friends you see in the centers and events that are putting on our courses and taking care of our national organization. For more about our national organization visit Who We Are.