Lama Ole Nydahl – Official Homepage

"Hannah" nominated for 3 awards at London International Filmmaker Festival Dec 24

The documentary film Hannah: Buddhism's Untold Journey has been nominated for 3 awards at the London International Filmmaker Festival 2016. The film has been nominated for Best Feature Documentary and more...

UNESCO prize awarded to Lama Ole Nydahl Jun 13

On June 13, 2015 Lama Ole Nydahl has received the award for dialogue, coexistence and peace of the UNESCO Association for Intercultural and Interreligious Dialogue in Malaga (Spain). The award was more...

Statement on the recent earthquake in Nepal Apr 26

Lama Ole Nydahl has written a letter regarding the recent earthquake in Nepal. Please read the letter below, or click to view/download as PDF. Please also see the Diamond Way Buddhism 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.