Buddha Shakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism

Welcome to our website! We are part of an international non-profit network of more than 650 Diamond Way Buddhist meditation centres within the Karma Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. These centres were founded by Hannah and Lama Ole Nydahl according to the wishes of their teacher, His Holiness the 16th Karmapa, the head of the Karma Kagyu Lineage. All our centers are directed by Lama Ole Nydahl under the spiritual patronage of Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa.

Diamond Way Buddhist centres are friendly places where you can get easy access to Buddhist teachings, learn to meditate, and meet other people who practice Buddhism while living modern lives. Our main practice is the 16th Karmapa meditation. It is a guided meditation and no specific experience of meditation is required to practice with us. We have currently centres in HelsinkiLahti and Tampere. Welcome to try meditation and get to know us better!

Helsinki: Public Lectures on 7–8 December 2023

Peter Major (Hungary), a travelling teacher authorised by Lama Ole Nydahl, will visit the Helsinki Diamond Way Buddhist Centre (Tarkk’ampujankatu 1 C 44) and give the following public lectures in English:

  • ”Buddhism in Everyrday Life” on Thursday, 7 December, at 19:00
  • ”Karma” on Friday, 8 December, at 19:00

Tickets: 10 euros/lecture. Welcome!

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