215 SE 9th Avenue, Suite 201
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 484-7187
portland@diamondway.org

Diamond Way Buddhist Center Portland 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.

Regular Program

Public Meditation: Wednesdays, 7pm

Our public program consists of a short talk on a practical Buddhist topic, followed by a guided meditation with explanation. The meditations are guided in English.

Newcomers are encouraged to come any Wednesday at 7 pm. No previous experience with Buddhism or meditation is required to attend. Questions are always encouraged. If you are a newcomer, we offer an optional 30-minute orientation on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm. Please call John at 503 484-7187 to schedule this introduction.

Center Meditation: Mondays, 7pm

The program on Mondays is offered as an additional option for those who have already visited our center or who attend regularly.


H.H. 16th Karmapa
Rangjung Rigpe Dorje


H.H. 17th Karmapa
Trinlay Thaye Dorje


Lama Ole Nydahl &
Hannah Nydahl