Diamond Way Retreat Center Project:

The Northeast Retreat Center

The Northeast Retreat Center is a hub for Diamond Way Buddhist practice in the North-Eastern region of North America. It is a place for meditation retreats, courses with Diamond Way teachers and Lamas, and a place to enjoy and deepen friendships. Resting on a high plateau with 270 degree views of inspiring forested hills, it features flat open fields at a high altitude that show the freedom of space and create the conditions for us to recognize our mind’s full potential and richness.

Sustained by the friendship and joyful effort of our regional sangha, the retreat center is a living expression of the 1,000 year-old Karma Kagyu transmission of Tibetan Buddhism and the activity of our root teacher, Lama Ole Nydahl. Lama Ole gave it the Tibetan name Karma Dondrub Ling, which means "Place of Accomplishment”.

The Northeast Retreat Center is part of an international non-profit network of over 600 lay meditation centers within the Karma Kagyu lineage. These centers were founded by Lama Ole Nydahl according to the wishes of H.H. 16th Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje and today are under the spiritual authority of H.H. 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje.

"The nature of mind is beyond birth and death, of coming and going and everything, and this is the type of place where you can realize that." — A quote from Lama Ole Nydahl during his first visit to the Retreat Center in November 2015.

H.H. 16th Karmapa
Rangjung Rigpe Dorje

H.H. 17th Karmapa
Trinlay Thaye Dorje

Lama Ole Nydahl &
Hannah Nydahl