Diamond Way Retreat Center Project:

The Northeast Retreat Center

The Northeast Retreat Center will be a hub for Diamond Way Buddhist practice in the eastern region of North America. We envision the center will be a place for short-term retreats, courses by teachers and Lamas, and a place to enjoy and deepen friendships.

Sustained by the friendship and joyful effort of our regional sangha, this center will be a living expression of the 1,000 year-old Karma Kagyu transmission and the activity of our root teacher, Lama Ole Nydahl.

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

Once purchased, The Northeast Retreat Center will be owned by the Buddhist Foundation Diamond Way. For more about the center, see the statement of purpose and activity.


H.H. 16th Karmapa
Rangjung Rigpe Dorje


H.H. 17th Karmapa
Trinlay Thaye Dorje


Lama Ole Nydahl &
Hannah Nydahl