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17th Karmapa 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 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.


Buddhist Centers South Africa

Cape Town

Cape Town

4 Alamein Road, Milnerton,

Cape Town, 7441

Tel: +27 (0) 72 118 2285 / +27 (0) 82 862 4956 / +27 (0) 82 670 5418
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East London

Buddhist Group East London

Please contact for exact directions

Tel: +27 (0) 64 083 7543



36 Sue Avenue
Johannesburg, 2196

Tel: +27 (0) 76 769 4518
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