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"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...

Lama Ole's letter about Shamar Rinpoche's passing Jun 11

Lama Ole's letter regarding the passing of Shamar Rinpoche: Munich, June 11th, 2014 Dearest Karma Kagyu friends worldwide, We just had the deep loss of HH Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche from this world. However, more...

New book "Being Useful" authored by Lama Ole Nydahl released in Polish May 28

The newest book by Lama Ole Nydahl Being Useful (Byc pozytecznym in Polish) has just been published in Poland. Translated from the German "Nützlich sein", the book clearly highlights the 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.