Diamond Way Buddhist Centers USA consists of around 40 Buddhist centers and groups, which are a part of the international non-profit network of more than 600 lay Diamond Way Buddhist centers of the Karma Kagyu Lineage, started due to the unique
inspiration of Lama Ole Nydahl and directed under the spiritual patronage of H.H. the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Trinley Thaye Dorje.
Diamond Way (Vajrayana - Skt.) is the crown jewel of the Buddha's teachings. Working from the absolute level it employs methods of total identification with enlightenment for the quickest possible results.
Since 1972, Lama Ole Nydahl has been been working to develop a modern approach to the Buddha's teachings. Diamond Way Buddhist Centers USA is the culmination of that effort. Modern western education, stressing self-reliance and independent thought, has proven to be an excellent basis for realizing one's mind. Through such capable groups the Buddha's most effective teachings are being passed on to the most idealistic and independent people around the world.