110 Merced Ave
San Francisco, CA 94127
(415) 294-1406
sanfrancisco@diamondway.org

The center entrance is through the gate on the right side of the house.

Diamond Way Buddhist Center San Francisco 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

8pm Daily (except Thursday)
SF Center location
110 Merced Ave., SF., CA 94127

7pm Thursday
Meditation in the Mission location
Women's Building - Room B 3543 18th St, SF, 94110

Our daily program begins with a short introduction on a Buddhist topic, followed by a guided meditation. The regular meditation is the Guru Yoga meditation on the 16th Karmapa and is guided in English. It generally lasts around 30 minutes.

Sundays at 10am-12pm
Open Ngondro Practice for sangha members doing personal practice.


H.H. 16th Karmapa
Rangjung Rigpe Dorje


H.H. 17th Karmapa
Trinlay Thaye Dorje


Lama Ole Nydahl &
Hannah Nydahl