Diamond Way Buddhist Center in Seattle is one of 700 meditation centers established by Lama Ole Nydahl according to the wishes of H.H. the 16 Karmapa. The centers are now enjoying spiritual guidance of H.H. the 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje, the current head of the 1000-years old Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.
Diamond Way Centers are non-monastic and western in style, yet rooted in the lineage of oral transmission going back to historical Buddha Shakyamuni 2500 years ago.
The meditation times may changing in the near future, but we'll give at least one week notice on this website. Please check within the week from coming!
We do a guided 16th Karmapa meditation on Sundays and Wednesdays at 7:00pm, proceeded by a short introductory talk about Diamond Way and Buddhism in general. There is no need to call or email in advance but you can surely do so if you have questions.
There is always someone in the Center a couple minutes before the meditation time, waiting downstairs to let you in. If you come a little early or a little late, just use the door bell or call the center number (206.452.1985) and we'll let you in. The entrance is from Western Ave, just to the right of the brewery/bar (and not the back alley even if that's what the GPS may think).