Diamond Way Buddhist Center Santa Fe 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

Thursdays, 7:30pm (public meditation)
Held at SolCore Fitness at 1091 Siler Road

Public meditations consist of a short talk on a Buddhist topic, followed by a guided meditation with explanation. No previous experience with Buddhism or meditation is required to attend, and it lasts about an hour.

Sundays, 10:30am
Held at the 995 Camino Rizo


H.H. 16th Karmapa
Rangjung Rigpe Dorje


H.H. 17th Karmapa
Trinlay Thaye Dorje


Lama Ole Nydahl &
Hannah Nydahl