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.
PUBLIC MEDITATIONSundays & 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 LECTURESThird 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.
1308 W. Dayton St.
Madison, WI 53715 (Google map)