Our group is one of 620 meditation centers and groups established by Lama Ole Nydahl according to the wishes of H.H. the 16th Karmapa. The centers are now enjoying spiritual guidance of H.H. the 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje, the current head of the 1000-years old Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. Diamond Way Centers are non-monastic and western in style, yet rooted in the lineage of oral transmission going back to historical Buddha Shakyamuni 2500 years ago.