Buddhism

budismoBuddhism is an ancient tradition comprising a set of teachings and practical methods that help us develop profound inner richness. These teachings were given by the historical Buddha in northern India 2,500 years ago and have been transmitted from teacher to student in an unbroken lineage that extends to the present day.

At Diamond Way Buddhism, we practice the methods used in the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. The Karma Kagyu teachings were given by the historical Buddha, Sakyamuni, and have been preserved in a pure and authentic form through direct transmission from teacher to student, continuing unbroken to the present day.

In 1969, Ole Nydahl and his wife Hannah met the XVI Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje (1924 – 1981), historically known as the first incarnate Lama of Tibet, becoming his initial Western students. In 1972, the XVI Karmapa requested them to teach, establish centers, and ensure that the teachings remained vibrant and appealing to intelligent, critical, and lay individuals in the Western world. Since then, the teachings of Diamond Way Buddhism have successfully made their way in the West.

The Karma Kagyu school provides practical teachings that can be applied to everyday life. There is a wide array of methods for developing the inherent richness and clarity of the mind, whether through formal meditation or through everyday activities.

By using these methods, one learns to experience the world from a self-liberating and enriching perspective, leading us to discover and ultimately develop our full potential for the benefit of all beings as well as for ourselves.

Buddha

The historical Buddha - Shakyamuni, Siddhartha Gautama - was born around 570 B.C. in northern India and had unique circumstances to impart his teachings. After attaining enlightenment, he shared his methods for understanding the mind for approximately forty-five years, which is why his teachings, known as Dharma, are so extensive.
Diamond Way

The Great Way and Vajrayana – The Diamond Way. Vajrayana teachings are focused on students who view the Buddha not as a god, a person, or an external force, but as a mirror of their own mind.

Meditation

In Buddhism, meditation means 'resting effortlessly in what is.' This state can be achieved by calming and focusing the mind, working with internal energies, or meditating on Buddha forms of energy and light.

Karma Kagyu Lineage

The Karma Kagyu lineage is one of the major schools of Tibetan Buddhism. As a lineage of direct oral transmission, it particularly treasures meditation and enables, through interaction with a qualified teacher, the attainment of the complete and direct experience of the nature of the mind.