Lama Ole Nydahl – Official Homepage

Lama Ole Nydahl's New Year's letter of 2013 Dec 31

Lama Ole Nydahl addresses his students, friends and supporters in his traditional New Year's letter, summing up the developments and highlights of the passing year. Read the letter below, or more...

Buddhism in South America welcomed by president of Uruguay: Lama Ole Nydahl meets Jose Mujica Dec 27

The president of Uruguay, José Mujica, received Lama Ole Nydahl and representatives from the Montevideo Diamond Way Buddhist Centre on Dec 11, 2013. As part of his tour of South more...

Report: Lama Ole Nydahl at the Kagyu Monlam 2012 Dec 29

For the first time in twenty-two years, Lama Ole Nydahl traveled back to the Buddha’s place of enlightenment in India. He joined the Kagyu Monlam 2012, the largest annual gathering of 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.