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.
If you are a center administrator, you can create or update your center profile here.
Santa Barbara Bodhi Path Buddhist Center
The Santa Barbara Bodhi Path Buddhist Center was founded in 1997 at the direction of the 14th Shamar Rinpoche. Since then, hundreds of students have come to learn and practice in a modern, non-sectarian environment focused on authentic Buddhist… more
The Diamond Way Buddhist Center of Austin was founded in 1996 on behalf of Lama Ole Nydahl. Diamond Way Buddhism offers practical and effective methods to work with mind in the modern West. With an accessible style, it works… more
Bodhi Path Chicago was opened in February 2007 by the 14th Shamar Rinpoche to teach Buddhist philosophy and meditation to all who are interested. The center offers programs ranging from information for newcomers to instruction and support for the… more
Founded in 1993, Clear Lake Diamond Way Buddhist Center 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… more
The Diamond Way Buddhist Center of Denver was founded in 2007 and 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… more
The Los Angeles Center for Diamond Way Buddhism was established over 20 years ago and has recently moved into a brand new key center. We hold weekly public meditations, Ngöndro days, travel teacher events, Intro to Buddhism open… more
Los Angeles North Diamond Way Buddhist Center 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… more
We have public meditation on Sundays and Wednesdays at 8 pm. Our sessions include a short, informative talk on an essential Buddhist subject, and we follow with a guided meditation.
We also hold public meditation on the University of Wisconsin-Madison… more
The 14th Shamar Rinpoche founded the Martha's Vineyard Bodhi Path Buddhist Center in 1999. The present location in West Tisbury is a few miles from the beach, in a quiet, wooded area. Our meditation hall provides a peaceful, comfortable,… more
The Bodhi Path Karma Kagyu Buddhist Center of Menlo Park is part of an international network of Buddhist Centers founded by the 14th Shamar Rinpoche. The center, located in a three-story house in Menlo Park, was opened in 1993… more
The Bodhi Path Buddhist Group Miami is part of an international network of Buddhist centers founded by the 14th Shamar Rinpoche. Bodhi Path Miami hosts weekly meditation and study group meetings. Please contact us for more information. more