104 King St. Suite 302
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 209-9780


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Jun 2-5 The Great Seal Course with Lama Ole Nydahl at the Heartland Retreat Center

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

Sundays & Wednesdays, 8 pm - 9 pm

Our free public program consists of a short, informative talk on an essential Buddhist topic followed by an advanced, 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.

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Third Wednesday of every month, 8 pm - 9:30 pm

Once a month we take a deeper dive with an experienced member of the center who gives a longer, detailed introductory lecture. It's also free and an excellent night for newcomers!

Diamond Way@UW (during the fall & spring semesters)
Tuesdays, 7:30 pm-8:30 pm

Our campus night also consists of a short introductory talk and guided meditation. Our campus meetings are open to the general public. Find our listing (DWB: Buddhist Meditation and Talk) and room location via Today In the Union (T.I.T.U.) or upon arrival via the T.I.T.U. daily listings in Union South.

Campus location:
Union South
1308 W. Dayton St.
Madison, WI 53715

H.H. 16th Karmapa
Rangjung Rigpe Dorje

H.H. 17th Karmapa
Trinlay Thaye Dorje

Lama Ole Nydahl &
Hannah Nydahl