Diamond Way Buddhist Center Houston 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.
First Sunday of Each Month - Open House
The first Sunday of each month, we offer an Open House.
4:30pm – Doors open
5:00pm – Introductory talk about Buddhism
5:30pm – Guided meditation
6:00pm – Snacks and socializing
We begin the open house with a basic introduction to Buddhism as it's practiced in the Diamond Way Karma Kagyu lineage. 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.
Second Sunday of Each Month - Dinner at Local Restaurant
The second Sunday of each month, we will go to dinner at a local restaurant after the regular program.
Third Sunday of Each Month - Dharma Movie Night
The third Sunday of each month, we will watch a Dharma movie after the regular program.
Weekly Public Meditations
7:00pm – Ten-minute talk
7:15pm – Guided Meditation
5:00pm – Ten-minute talk
5:15pm – Guided Meditation
The program on Wednesdays and Sundays begin 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.