Diamond Way Buddhist Center Los Angels

Los Angeles
United States

The Diamond Way Buddhist Center Los Angeles is the local branch of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. It was founded by Lama Ole Nydahl under the spiritual guidance of H.H. the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Trinley Thaye Dorje. It is situated in a beautiful building near the West Adams Blvd in Los Angeles. Diamond Way Buddhism teaches useful and effective techniques to become aware of the mind’s inherent richness for the collective benefit.

Tradition & Practice
Kind of Place

Practice and Meditation

The Center offers free public meditations and is open to both beginners as well as experienced meditators. This gives an opportunity to practitioners to meditate together while having the flexibility to choose their preferred method of meditation. These sessions are organized for experienced meditators.

Individuals who have no experience and would like to learn more about meditation can attend their sessions on Wednesdays and Sundays.

  • Buddhist introductory talk
  • Guru Yoga meditation

The Place

There are more than 600 lay Diamond Way Buddhist centers of the Karma Kagyu Lineage. These groups are democratically structured and operate via voluntary work on the basis of idealism and friendship. The Diamond Way offers skillful techniques taught by the Buddha to our modern society. By practicing these techniques, we learn to experience the world from a liberating viewpoint. The meditations help us unfold and bring to light the internal intelligence that lies within us for the benefit of ourselves and all beings.

Lineage and

The Karma Kagyu lineage is a Buddhist school in Tibet that is about 900 years old. It is a sub-school of the Kagyu tradition and the primary sources of the Karma Kagyu lineage are the “words of the Buddha”.

The teachings were based on the entire corpus of the Buddha’s teachings. The Karma Kaygu lineage teaches the methods that awaken us to the nature of our minds and help people access their inner power to create a fulfilling and joyful life.


diamondway.org/lalanorth@diamondway.org+1 808 3449797
4474 W Adams Blvd
Los Angeles
CA 90016
United States

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