Our center location:
3401 Park Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(612) 568-7754
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minneapolis@diamondway.org

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  • The Buddhist Center is closed until further notice
    The current situation presents us with yet another opportunity to apply our timeless Diamond Way methods and practice our awareness and compassion.
    Because of the rapid changes around COVID-19 (coronavirus) we are taking precaution for the safety of all around us. As a community gathering space, we feel it is our responsibility to those around us to temporarily close our center. We understand the need to feel connected during stressful times. Please reach out to us at minneapolis@diamondway.org or follow us on social media.

    Diamond Way Buddhist Center Minneapolis 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

    Our public program consists of a short talk on a basic and practical Buddhism topics, followed by a guided meditation with explanation. Newcomers are invited to come. No previous experience with Buddhism or meditation is required to attend, and questions are always encouraged.

    Wednesdays
    8:00pm - Public Meditation

    Short talk on a Buddhist topic and guided meditation.

    Thursdays
    8:00pm - Public Spanish meditation

    Short talk on a Buddhist topic and guided meditation in Spanish

    Sundays
    6:00pm - Public Meditation

    Short talk on a Buddhist topic and guided meditation, followed by dinner with the sangha ($5)

    First Sunday of the Month
    5:30pm - Open house

    We begin the Open House with a basic introduction to Diamond Way Buddhism. This is the perfect time to come if you haven’t been to our center before. Your host will be explaining the basics of Diamond Way meditation and you’ll have time to ask any questions you may have, followed by a guided meditation. The regular meditation is the Guru Yoga meditation on the 16th Karmapa and is guided in English.


    H.H. 16th Karmapa
    Rangjung Rigpe Dorje


    H.H. 17th Karmapa
    Trinlay Thaye Dorje


    Lama Ole Nydahl &
    Hannah Nydahl