2217 W 34th Street, Suite D
Houston, TX 77018
(281) 436-6081

Diamond Way Buddhist Center Houston 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

Weekly Public Meditations

All are welcome to join, there are no prerequisites and there is no cost. A short introduction will be provided for all newcomers.


7:00 pm – Ten-minute talk
7:15 pm – Guided meditation on the 16th Karmapa


11:00 am– Ten-minute talk
11:15 am – Guided meditation on the 16th Karmapa

The program on Wednesdays and Sundays begin 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.

First Sunday of Each Month - Open House

The first Sunday of each month, starting at 11:00 am, we offer an open house program for those wanting a more in-depth introduction to Buddhism as it's practiced in the Diamond Way Karma Kagyu lineage. Your host will spend about a half hour explaining the basics of Diamond Way meditation, and you’ll have time to ask any questions you have.

H.H. 16th Karmapa
Rangjung Rigpe Dorje

H.H. 17th Karmapa
Trinlay Thaye Dorje

Lama Ole Nydahl &
Hannah Nydahl