2103 2nd Street NW, Apt 2
Washington, DC 20015
202-589-1170 / 202-290-0154
dc@diamondway.org

Diamond Way Buddhist Group Washington, DC 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 - Mondays @ 7pm
Our public program consists of a short Buddhist introductory talk, followed by a Guru Yoga meditation on the 16th Karmapa. The meditation is guided in English and generally takes around 30 minutes. No previous experience with Buddhism or meditation is required to attend, and questions are always encouraged.


H.H. 16th Karmapa
Rangjung Rigpe Dorje


H.H. 17th Karmapa
Trinlay Thaye Dorje


Lama Ole Nydahl &
Hannah Nydahl