4722 N. Malden
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 234-5856

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Diamond Way Buddhist Center: Chicago offers practical and effective methods to realize mind’s inherent richness. The center makes the authentic Buddhist teachings of the Tibetan Kagyu lineage accessible to modern Westerners. Working with confidence and desire, practitioners use every situation in life to develop fearlessness, joy and kindness.

Our centers consist of people and families working full-time jobs, and incorporating Diamond Way teachings and meditations into their daily lives. Members share responsibility for guiding meditations, answering questions, and giving explanations about Buddhism; their work is unpaid, and based on idealism and friendship.

Meditations are guided in English and newcomers are always welcome.

Regular Program

Weekly Public Meditations

8:00pm – Public Meditation

8:00pm – Ten-minute talk
8:15pm – Public Meditation

The program on Fridays begins with a short introduction on a Buddhist topic, followed by a guided meditation. The regular meditation is the Guru Yoga meditation on the 16th Karmapa and is guided in English. It generally lasts around 30 minutes.

H.H. 16th Karmapa
Rangjung Rigpe Dorje

H.H. 17th Karmapa
Trinlay Thaye Dorje

Lama Ole Nydahl &
Hannah Nydahl