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Introduction to Diamond Way (Skt.Vajrayana) Meditation of Karma Kagyu Lineage
Diamond Way Buddhist Group Albany belongs to an international non-profit network of about 700 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. Our centers offer 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. 16th Karmapa Meditation This form of ‘Meditation on the Lama’ (Skt. Guru Yoga, Tib. Lami Naljor) is a practical and comprehensive tool for enlightenment which was composed by the 16th Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje. The 16th Karmapa made Hannah and Lama Ole Nydahl the holders of this practice, with the wish that it is always kept fresh and on the cutting edge of western minds. The emphasis is on actively continuing the pure view, obtained in meditation, into daily life. It is the basic practice of Diamond Way Buddhism. Tibetan name: Ku shi nyu gu kye je du tsi char gyun Tibetan source: 16th Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje [masked]) Translation: The Rain of Nectar Ripening the Seedlings of the Four Buddha States Commentary: Explanations given by the 16th Karmapa originally in Tsurphu, Tibet, 1957, and USA 1980.

Diamond Way Buddhist Center

265 Morris Street · Albany

What we're about

The Diamond Way Buddhism (Sanskrit: Vajrayana) offers the modern world "Effective methods that lead to a direct experience of mind," as explained by Lopon Tsechu Rinpoche, one of the most experienced teachers of Tibetan Buddhism. One learns to experience the world from a rich and self-liberating viewpoint.

Diamond Way meditations develop a deep inner richness and lead to a non-artificial and unwavering mind where every enlightened activity can unfold. Buddha taught the Diamond Way. Here, Buddha manifested as forms of energy and light or directly transmitted his enlightened view as a flow of awareness.

We are one of about 700 lay Diamond Way Buddhist Centers and Groups of the Karma Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism around the world.

Mission: The center provides a relaxed environment where people are welcome to investigate authentic Buddhist teachings and meditations. We present a basic introduction for newcomers, and the meditations are guided in English. Free of charge and open to the public. Questions are encouraged. Our centers consist of people and families living together, working full-time jobs, and incorporating Diamond Way teachings and meditations into their daily lives. Lay practitioners volunteer for all the tasks associated with the running of the center, which is held together by idealism and friendship.

Description: Diamond Way Buddhist Group of Albany, NY offers public meditation every Tuesday at 7:30pm. Walk ins are welcome.

Our centers function under the spiritual authority of H.H. the 17th Karmapa, Trinley Thaye Dorje, and under the direction of Lama Ole Nydahl. Lama Ole with his wife Hannah have been integral forces in adapting the timeless wisdom of Diamond Way Buddhism to the Western society via request of their teacher 16h Karmapa, His Holiness Rangjung Rigpei Dorje. The first consciously reincarnating yogi of Tibet.

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