4722 N. Malden
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 234-5856
chicago@diamondway.org

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Diamond Way Buddhist Center Chicago belongs to an international non-profit network of over 600 lay Diamond Way Buddhist centers of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, founded by Lama Ole Nydahl and under the spiritual guidance of H.H. the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Trinley Thaye Dorje.

Diamond Way Buddhism offers practical and effective methods to realize mind’s inherent richness for the benefit of all. With an accessible and modern style, it works with people’s confidence and desire, using every situation in life to develop fearlessness and joy. We always present a basic introduction for newcomers, and the meditations are guided in English.

Regular Program

Monthly Open House

First Sunday of each month:
3:00pm – Doors open
3:30pm – Introductory talk about Buddhism
4:00pm – Guided meditation
5:00pm – Dinner and socializing

We begin the open house with a basic introduction to Diamond Way Buddhism. This is the perfect time to come if you haven’t been to our center before. Your host will spend about a half hour explaining the basics of Diamond Way meditation and you’ll have some time to ask any questions you may have. See details and RSVP information in the Special Events section above.

Weekly Public Meditations

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

Wednesdays:
8:00pm – Public Meditation

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

The program on Mondays and 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.

For Members: Late Night Ngondro

Wednesdays after public meditation:
8:45pm – Ngondro / 8th Karmapa Practice

Those who have begun the Diamond Way Foundational Practices (Tib. Ngondro) or are practicing the Guru Yoga on the 8th Karmapa meet for personal practice together.


H.H. 16th Karmapa
Rangjung Rigpe Dorje


H.H. 17th Karmapa
Trinlay Thaye Dorje


Lama Ole Nydahl &
Hannah Nydahl