2114 Western Ave #6-10
Seattle, WA, 98121
(206) 452-1985


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.

Regular Program

We do a guided 16th Karmapa meditation on Sundays at 7:30pm and Wednesdays at 8:00pm, 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. All our meditation sessions are in-person only.

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).

H.H. 16th Karmapa
Rangjung Rigpe Dorje

H.H. 17th Karmapa
Trinlay Thaye Dorje

Lama Ole Nydahl &
Hannah Nydahl