507 Main Street
La Crosse, WI 54601
(608) 620-4836
lacrosse@diamondway.org

Diamond Way Buddhist Center La Crosse 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

Thursdays at 7pm

Our public program consists of an introductory talk on Buddhism followed by a short guided meditation with explanation. No previous experience with Buddhism or meditation is required to attend, and questions are always encouraged.

On Campus: Mondays at 7pm

During the fall and spring semester UWL schedule we offer a public program at the university. The program starts with a short introductory talk followed by a guided meditation.

University of Wisconsin La Crosse
331 Cartwright Center
1725 State St
La Crosse, WI 54601


H.H. 16th Karmapa
Rangjung Rigpe Dorje


H.H. 17th Karmapa
Trinlay Thaye Dorje


Lama Ole Nydahl &
Hannah Nydahl