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The Diamond Way Buddhist Center of Chicago is part of an international network of over 678 meditation centers in the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. These centers were founded and are directed by Lama Ole Nydahl according to the wishes of H.H. 16th Karmapa. They are now under the spiritual guidance of H.H. 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Trinlay Thaye Dorje. Our center consists of people and families, who work full-time jobs, and incorporate Diamond Way teachings and meditations into their daily lives.

Our members share responsibility for guiding meditations, answering questions, and giving explanations about Buddhism; our work is unpaid and based on idealism and friendship. We hold weekly meditation evenings, which are open to the public and are free of charge. There is a relaxed social atmosphere and questions are encouraged.

Meditations are guided in English and involve visualization and mantra recitation, allowing space, clarity and joy to naturally arise. Other activities include group readings, teachings and meditation retreats.

To learn more about our center visit:
http://www.diamondway.org/chicago/

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Guided Vajrayana Buddhist Meditation (Every Wednesday Night)

Diamond Way Buddhist Center : Chicago

What To Expect It begins with a short introduction on a Buddhist topic, followed by a guided meditation. Our monthly open houses give a more comprehensive introductory talk, which usually lasts around 30 minutes.* What Is Buddhist Meditation? In Buddhism, meditation means "effortlessly remaining in what is". This state may be brought about by calming and holding the mind, when compassion and wisdom are realized, or by working with our bodies' energy channels and meditating on light forms of Buddhas. About Us Diamond Way Buddhist Center Chicago belongs to an international non-profit network of over 600 lay Diamond Way Buddhist centers of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, founded by Lama Ole Nydahl and under the spiritual guidance of H.H. the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Trinley Thaye Dorje. Diamond Way Buddhism offers practical and effective methods to realize mind’s inherent richness for the benefit of all. With an accessible and modern style, it works with people’s confidence and desire, using every situation in life to develop fearlessness and joy. We always present a basic introduction for newcomers, and the meditations are guided in English. To learn more about our center visit: http://www.diamondway.org/chicago/ *This event itself is free. Just come as you are and enjoy.

Guided Vajrayana Buddhist Meditation (Every Friday Night)

Diamond Way Buddhist Center : Chicago

What To Expect The program on Fridays begins with a short introduction on a Buddhist topic, followed by a guided meditation. It generally lasts around 30 minutes.* What Is Buddhist Meditation? In Buddhism, meditation means "effortlessly remaining in what is". This state may be brought about by calming and holding the mind, when compassion and wisdom are realized, or by working with our bodies' energy channels and meditating on light forms of Buddhas. About Us Diamond Way Buddhist Center Chicago belongs to an international non-profit network of over 600 lay Diamond Way Buddhist centers of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, founded by Lama Ole Nydahl and under the spiritual guidance of H.H. the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Trinley Thaye Dorje. Diamond Way Buddhism offers practical and effective methods to realize mind’s inherent richness for the benefit of all. With an accessible and modern style, it works with people’s confidence and desire, using every situation in life to develop fearlessness and joy. We always present a basic introduction for newcomers, and the meditations are guided in English. To learn more about our center visit: http://www.diamondway.org/chicago/ *This event itself is free. Just come as you are and enjoy.

Guided Vajrayana Buddhist Meditation (Every Wednesday Night)

Diamond Way Buddhist Center : Chicago

What To Expect It begins with a short introduction on a Buddhist topic, followed by a guided meditation. Our monthly open houses give a more comprehensive introductory talk, which usually lasts around 30 minutes.* What Is Buddhist Meditation? In Buddhism, meditation means "effortlessly remaining in what is". This state may be brought about by calming and holding the mind, when compassion and wisdom are realized, or by working with our bodies' energy channels and meditating on light forms of Buddhas. About Us Diamond Way Buddhist Center Chicago belongs to an international non-profit network of over 600 lay Diamond Way Buddhist centers of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, founded by Lama Ole Nydahl and under the spiritual guidance of H.H. the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Trinley Thaye Dorje. Diamond Way Buddhism offers practical and effective methods to realize mind’s inherent richness for the benefit of all. With an accessible and modern style, it works with people’s confidence and desire, using every situation in life to develop fearlessness and joy. We always present a basic introduction for newcomers, and the meditations are guided in English. To learn more about our center visit: http://www.diamondway.org/chicago/ *This event itself is free. Just come as you are and enjoy.

Guided Vajrayana Buddhist Meditation (Every Friday Night)

Diamond Way Buddhist Center : Chicago

What To Expect The program on Fridays begins with a short introduction on a Buddhist topic, followed by a guided meditation. It generally lasts around 30 minutes.* What Is Buddhist Meditation? In Buddhism, meditation means "effortlessly remaining in what is". This state may be brought about by calming and holding the mind, when compassion and wisdom are realized, or by working with our bodies' energy channels and meditating on light forms of Buddhas. About Us Diamond Way Buddhist Center Chicago belongs to an international non-profit network of over 600 lay Diamond Way Buddhist centers of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, founded by Lama Ole Nydahl and under the spiritual guidance of H.H. the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Trinley Thaye Dorje. Diamond Way Buddhism offers practical and effective methods to realize mind’s inherent richness for the benefit of all. With an accessible and modern style, it works with people’s confidence and desire, using every situation in life to develop fearlessness and joy. We always present a basic introduction for newcomers, and the meditations are guided in English. To learn more about our center visit: http://www.diamondway.org/chicago/ *This event itself is free. Just come as you are and enjoy.

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Guided Vajrayana Buddhist Meditation (Every Friday Night)

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