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17th Karmapa Thaye Dorje

H.H. 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje

The 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Thaye Dorje is the head of the Karma Kagyu Lineage of Diamond Way Buddhism.

He was born in Tibet in 1983 and was able to escape from suppressed Tibet to freedom in India during spring 1994. He teaches frequently in our centers.


Lama Ole & Hannah Nydahl

Lama Ole & Hannah Nydahl

Lama Ole Nydahl and his wife Hannah were the first western students of the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa. He asked them to teach Buddhism in the West. Lama Ole teaches his students about way and goal of Diamond Way Buddhism. With tenthousands of students around the world he is probably the most known Buddhist teacher and to date has established more than 600 Buddhist centers worldwide. Lama Ole has also asked more than 100 of his students to travel and teach Buddhism.


Diamond Way Buddhist Centers South Africa

The Buddhist Centers in South Africa are part of over 600 Diamond Way Buddhist centers of the Karma Kagyu lineage worlwide. They were established by Lama Ole and Hannah Nydahl according to the wishes of H.H. 16th Karmapa and are today under the patronage of H.H. 17th Karmapa Thaye Dorje.

Our centers are friendly places where people get easy access to Buddha’s timeless wisdom, meditate together, share experiences and actively participate in the center activities. They are non-monastic and western in style, yet rooted in the lineage of oral transmission going back to the historical Buddha 2500 years ago.

We invite you to take a look at our regular program and come for one of our public meditation evenings without obligation if you are interested.


Events Worldwide

Stupa Course in Tenovice, Czech Republic

The Stupa Course with Lama Ole Nydahl in Tenovice, Czech Republic takes places Sept 11, 2014 to Sept 16. More info at

September 11, 2014 8:00 PM to September 16, 2014 8:00 PM

Tenovice, Czech Republic

Meditation Course in Italy

A meditation course with Lama Ole Nydahl. Detailed information about location and program on www.buddhism.it/2014

September 18, 2014 to September 22, 2014

Bolognia, Italy

Autumcourse 2014 in Berlin

This first German-Polish fall course offers plenty of time to ask questions to the Lama!

October 2, 2014 to October 4, 2014

Berlin, Germany