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Buddhist Centers

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, has spiritual responsibility for more than 900 Buddhist centers, monasteries, nunneries, and institutions around the world. The centers listed here maintain an active profile on karmapa.org. You can search for a center near you by country, city, or center name.

If you do not find the center you are looking for, you may also consult the address list of centers at kagyu.net.
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A Coruña Diamond Way Buddhist Center

The center was founded in 2007 on behalf of Lama Ole Nydahl. Since then it holds weekly meditations and regular courses with Diamond Way teachers. The major highlight was Lama Ole´s visit in October 2012 as part of a… more

Aalborg Diamond Way Buddhist Center

The group was founded back in 1989 on the behalf of Lama Ole Nydahl, and has since 2004 been located at the current address. It is a key center, which means that no one lives there, but lay Buddhists… more

Aarau Diamond Way Buddhist Center

Our center was in founded 2008. Lama Ole Nydahl inaugurated our Gompa in 2009. The center is visited by Lama Ole's Diamond Way teachers on a regular basis. We meet twice every week to practice the Dharma and to… more

Aarhus Diamond Way Buddhist Center

The Aarhus Diamond Way Buddhist Centre was founded in 1984 on behalf of Lama Ole Nydahl. High teachers like Tenga Rinpoche, Kalu Rinpoche, Lopon Tsechu and Lama Ole gave teachings at different locations in the city. Back in 1977… more

Amden Diamond Way Buddhist Retreat Center

The Amden Diamond Way Buddhist Retreat Centre was bought and started in 2003 by the Swiss Karma Kagyu Foundation as a project of the whole Swiss Sangha and under the guidance of Lama Ole Nydahl. It has been visited… more

Arendal Diamond Way Buddhist Center

The Arendal Diamond Way Buddhist Center was founded in 2013. We meditate together once a week and have lectures with Diamond Way teachers several times a year. more

Arnhem Diamond Way Buddhist Center

The Arnhem Diamond Way Buddhist Center was founded around 2005. Our activities include - Weekly public meditations and personal practice; - Lectures by Diamond Way Teachers more

Athens Acropolis Diamond Way Buddhist Center

The Athens Diamond Way Buddhist Center was founded in 1975 when Lama Ole Nydahl visited Athens for the first time. His Holiness the 16th Karmapa, Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, and many high Karma Kagyu lamas have… more