104 King St. Suite 302
Madison, WI 53703
(888) 391-5083


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 - 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 come on any Sunday or Wednesday. No previous experience with Buddhism or meditation is required to attend and questions are always encouraged.

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. Upon arrival check Today in the Union (T.I.T.U.) for the specific room.

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