The founder of Buddhism was Siddhartha Gautama, the son of a rich ruler of the Kshatriya caste.
Buddhist meditation gives us freedom to work with emotions and circumstances.
We offer a wide range of meditations, from those for complete beginners, through to advanced methods learned in retreat conditions.
All Diamond Way meditation practices come from the Karma Kagyu lineage, a thousand-year-old tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, whose teachings have been passed down from the historical Buddha.
His predecessor the 16th Karmapa asked Lama Ole Nydahl and his wife Hannah Nydahl to establish Karma Kagyu Buddhism in the West.
Since the early 70’s they have started 679 Buddhist centers around the world, in over forty countries to date.
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