Lama Ole Nydahl – Official Homepage

Film of Hannah Nydahl's life to show at Rubin Museum, New York Apr 04

The documentary film Hannah: Buddhism's Untold Journey will be shown at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York from May 6th to May 9th. The film tells the life more...

Lama Ole Nydahl's New Year's letter of 2014 Jan 01

Lama Ole Nydahl addresses his students in his annual New Year's letter, summing up the passing year. Read the letter below, or download as a PDF file.   Download in PDF: Lama Ole's more...

"Hannah: Buddhism's Untold Journey" wins Audience Award for Best Documentary Nov 23

We are happy to share the wonderful news that on 16 Nov 2014 the film "Hannah: Buddhism's Untold Journey" won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the ARPA International more...

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Lama Ole Nydahl - Buddhism in the West

Lama Ole Nydahl is one of the few Westerners fully qualified as a Lama and meditation teacher in the Tibetan Karma Kagyu Buddhist tradition.

In 1972, after completing three years of intensive meditation training, Lama Ole began teaching Buddhism in Europe at the request of H. H. the 16th Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, the spiritual head of the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism.

He has since transmitted the blessing of the lineage in a powerful and contemporary way, traveling and teaching worldwide almost continuously. He has established over 600 Diamond Way Buddhist Centers in the Western world that are now under the guidance of the 17th Karmapa Thaye Dorje.