Diamond Way Buddhist Center in Seattle is one of 600 meditation centers established by Lama Ole Nydahl according to the wishes of H.H. the 16 Karmapa. The centers are now enjoying spiritual guidance of H.H. the 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje, the current head of the 1000-years old Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.
Diamond Way Centers are non-monastic and western in style, yet rooted in the lineage of oral transmission going back to historical Buddha Shakyamuni 2500 years ago.
Special Event: May 28 in Portland
Lama Ole Nydahl, our main teacher, will be giving a lecture What Happens When We Die: A Buddhist Perspective down road in Portland.
We do a guided 16th Karmapa meditation on Wednesdays and Sundays at 8:00 pm, proceeded by a short introductory talk about Diamond Way and Buddhism in general. There is no need to call or email in advance but you can surely do so if you have questions.
There is always someone in the Center a couple minutes before 8:00, waiting downstairs to let you in. If you come a little early or a little late, just use the door bell or call the center number (206.452.1985) and we'll let you in. The entrance is from Western Ave, next to the bike shop (and not the back alley even if that's what the GPS may think).
In fact, we are meditating in the Center every day, but Wednesday is our “main day” and Sunday our “second best” with intro talk and most people - the best bet for your first time!