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.
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Torretta Diamond Way Buddhist Retreat Center
The Torretta Diamond Way Buddhist Retreat Center was founded in 2011 on behalf of Lama Ole Nydahl. It is a natural and simple retreat place. The small 200 years old stone house with a few small retreat huts is… more
Founded by Lama Ole and Hannah Nydahl in 1998. Lama Ole gave public lectures (1998, 1999, 2005, 2007) and several national courses. Especially in 2000 (the first time in Italy) and 2010 he gave Phowa Courses.
The center was founded in 2004 with the blessing of Lama Ole Nydahl. The main activity is the meditation on the 16th Karmapa. Lama Ole himself visited and blessed the center twice, once as a private visit and once… more
We are one of the more than 650 centers of Diamond Way Buddhism, founded and led by Lama Ole Nydahl, under the spiritual guidance of Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa.
Founded in 1999, our center has been… more
Founded in 1982 in an ancient mountain village, this Buddhist community has a meditation room, stupa, retreat house, two lecture rooms and accommodation possibilities for up to 60 people. Activities and courses run from spring to autumn, and retreats… more
The Brescia Diamond Way Buddhist Center was founded in 1983 on behalf of Lama Ole Nydahl, under the spiritual guidance of His Holiness the 16th Karmapa, and now of Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa. It has… more
The Crema Diamond Way Buddhist Center was founded in 2009. We have meditation evening at 21.00 every Wednesday. We regularly invite Diamond Way teachers every 2 months to give lectures.
The Fabriano Buddhist Center was founded in 2004.
In 2011 Lama Ole Nydahl visited the center and gave a public lecture. more
It was founded in 2008. We are students of Lama Ole Nydahl and the main activity is the meditation on the XVI Karmapa. We often invite travelling teachers, authorized by Lama Ole, for public lectures. more
The Perugia Buddhist Center was founded in 2009 with the blessing of Lama Ole Nydahl.
Our main activity is the meditation on the 16th Karmapa.
The Rome Buddhist Center was founded in 2007. Lama Ole Nydahl visited the city in 2007 and 2008 to give public lectures. more