Often Asked Questions

Questions to Lama Ole Nydahl

Lama Ole Nydahl is one of the few Westerners fully qualified as a Lama and meditation teacher in the Tibetan Karma Kagyu Buddhist tradition.

Visit this website to view a compilation of Lama Ole’s answers to frequently asked questions asked in his lectures over the years.


What does a typical evening in the Buddhist Center look like?

Most Buddhist centers and groups offer regular meditation evenings for interested people, with introductory explanations about what Buddhism is and about meditation practice in Diamond Way Buddhism. Of course, you are very welcome to ask as many questions as you like.  The guided meditation takes between 30 and 40 minutes. After the meditation, there is again enough time for questions or simply to meet the people in the center, who have often been meditating for many years. Participating in the meditation evening does not require registration and is free of charge.

Does it cost anything?

Of course you can participate in our meditation evenings free of any obligation or charge to find out if it is the right thing for you. The centers are run on the basis of donations, minor membership fees and voluntary work.

How are the centers organized?

Our Diamond Way Buddhist centers function through unpaid, voluntary work on the basis of friendship and idealism. The members share the responsibility for guiding meditations, answering questions, and giving teachings. Lama Ole has also empowered more than 100 of his students to travel and teach Buddhism. Buddhism is an officially recognized religion in many countries in the West.