104 King St. Suite 302
Madison, WI 53703


Public meditations are always free. Those who wish to support the center can donate here:

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Diamond Way Buddhist Center Madison 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

LEARN TO MEDITATE - drop-in Sundays & Wednesdays, 8 pm

Our public program consists of a short talk on a basic Buddhist topic followed by a guided meditation. Newcomers are invited to drop in on any Sunday or Wednesday. No previous experience with Buddhism or meditation is required to attend and questions are always encouraged.

Third Wednesday of every month, 8 pm

Once a month we give a detailed introductory lecture followed by a guided meditation. Also an excellent night for newcomers!

Diamond Way@UW (during the fall/spring semesters)
Tuesdays, 7:30 pm

Our campus night also consists of a short introductory talk about Buddhism and is followed by a guided meditation. We'll be in Vilas Hall (room 4035) this week (11/17/2015).

H.H. 16th Karmapa
Rangjung Rigpe Dorje

H.H. 17th Karmapa
Trinlay Thaye Dorje

Lama Ole Nydahl &
Hannah Nydahl