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

Support

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 five-day course in Houston, TX from November 27th to Dec 1st. 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 Mahamudra (Skt.) or the Great Seal—by guiding students through essential texts of the lineage. They point beyond changing experiences to the ultimate nature of the mind.

If you would like to learn more please 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

We will not host public meditation on Sunday, October 13th. Please join us at the Buddhist course with Lama Ole in Lake Geneva - see our events page for more information!

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 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