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

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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

EXPERIENCE MEDITATION

Sundays & Wednesdays - 8:00 pm to 8:45 pm

Our free public program consists of a short, informative talk on an essential 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.

Feel free to RSVP via Meetup (not required).

30 MINUTE INTRO LECTURES

Third Wednesday of every month - 8:00 pm to 9:00 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 another excellent night for newcomers!

DIAMOND WAY@UW

Tuesdays during the fall and spring semesters - 7:30 pm to 8:15 pm

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


H.H. 16th Karmapa
Rangjung Rigpe Dorje


H.H. 17th Karmapa
Trinlay Thaye Dorje


Lama Ole Nydahl &
Hannah Nydahl