Lama Ole Nydahl – Official Homepage

A message from Lama Ole regarding the marriage of Karmapa and Rinchen Yangzom Apr 03

Dearest Students and Friends everywhere, let us place all our best wishes behind HH the 17th Karmapa, Trinley Thaye Dorje, who followed the example of his 15th incarnation as Kakhyab Dorje more...

Kagyu Monlam Celebrations in Bodh Gaya Jan 24

In December, Lama Ole Nydahl participated in the largest annual gathering of Buddhist masters and followers of the Karma Kagyu lineage led by Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa more...

Lama Ole Nydahl enters closed retreat Jul 29

Having judged this an auspicious time for further insight and growth, the accomplished Maniwa and meditation teacher Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche has recommended that Lama Ole begin a closed meditation retreat. 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.