104 King St. Suite 302
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 209-9780
madison@diamondway.org

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Public meditations are always free. Those who wish to support the center can donate here:

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SPECIAL EVENT

Lama Ole Nydahl will guide a four-day course in Lake Geneva from October 11th to 14th. Lama Ole is a meditation master in the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism and is the principle teacher for nearly 700 Diamond Way groups and centers around the world.

In these courses Lama Ole transmits the Buddha's highest teachings—known in the Kagyu tradition as the Great Seal (Sanskrit: Mahamudra; Tibetan: Chag Chen)—by guiding students through essential texts of the lineage. They point beyond the ever-changing experiences in our daily life to the ultimate, timeless nature of the mind.

If you would like to learn more please feel very free to come to any of our public meditation sessions - we are happy to share more and answer any questions you may you have!

Diamond Way Buddhist Center Madison 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

PUBLIC MEDITATION


Sundays & Wednesdays - 8:00 pm*** (temporary change - see below)

*** Starting on June 26th our Wednesday public meditation nights will be temporary moving to Thursdays at 8 pm due to Concerts on the Square. We will resume our normal schedule and host meditation on Wednesdays again on August 7th. We will continue to host public meditation on Sundays at 8 pm.

Our public meditation sessions provide the opportunity, at no cost, to learn about Buddhism and meditation in a relaxed and warm environment. One of our members gives a short talk on a staple Buddhist subject like meditation or karma and afterwards guides us through the main meditation practice used in nearly 700 Diamond Way groups and centers around the world.

30-MINUTE INTRO LECTURES


Third Wednesday of every month - 8:00 pm

Once a month we take a deeper dive with an experienced member of the center. It's also free and another excellent night for newcomers!

CAMPUS MEDITATION***


Tuesdays during the fall and spring semesters in Union South - 7:30 pm

***Our on-campus meditation sessions have concluded for the spring semester, and we will pick them up again in the fall starting in September. In the mean time please join us at our Buddhist center for Crash Course Tuesdays throughout the summer!

Our campus night also consists of a short introductory talk and guided meditation. Find our listing and room location via the Today In the Union screens ("DWB Meditation") upon arrival.

Campus location:
Union South
1308 W. Dayton St.
Madison, WI 53715 (Google map)


H.H. 16th Karmapa
Rangjung Rigpe Dorje


H.H. 17th Karmapa
Trinlay Thaye Dorje


Lama Ole Nydahl &
Hannah Nydahl