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 MEDITATION***Sundays & Wednesdays - 8:00 pm Wednesdays - noon (newly added!) ***We will not host meditation at noon on December 19th. We WILL have meditation at 8 pm that day. We will not host public meditation over the holidays, and we will resume our normal schedule starting on January 2 (with public meditation at noon).***
Our public meditation nights 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 together we do our main meditation practice, which is guided.
Our nearly 700 centers, which are guided by Lama Ole Nydahl, belong to the Karma Kaygu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, which is currently headed by the 17th Karmapa, Trinley Thaye Dorje. Our approach places heavy emphasis on meditation and choosing challenging life experiences that take us out of our comfort zone.
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!
DIAMOND WAY@UWTuesdays 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.
1308 W. Dayton St.
Madison, WI 53715 (Google map)