IMPORTANT UPDATE: on April 15 we moved to a New Location - please contact us for the exact address.
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 294-1406
sanfrancisco@diamondway.org

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Diamond Way Buddhist Center San Francisco 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

We meet at 8pm on Mondays at a residence in the Inner Richmond District of San Francisco.

Our usual program consists of a short talk on basic and practical Buddhist topics, followed by a guided meditation.

Newcomers are invited to come. No previous experience with Buddhism or meditation is required to attend, and questions are always encouraged.

Please contact us for the exact location.


H.H. 16th Karmapa
Rangjung Rigpe Dorje


H.H. 17th Karmapa
Trinlay Thaye Dorje


Lama Ole Nydahl &
Hannah Nydahl