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Among many Buddhist centers of various lineages active in the West, there are more than 600 lay Diamond Way Buddhist centers of the Karma Kagyu Lineage which have been started by Lama Ole Nydahl. These groups have a democratic structure and function through unpaid, voluntary work on the basis of idealism and friendship. The members share the responsibility for guiding meditations, answering questions and passing on the teachings.

The Diamond Way opens the most skillful methods of the Buddha to the modern world. Using them one learns to experience the world from a rich and self-liberating viewpoint. Its meditations develop a deep inner richness and lead to non-fabrication and an unwavering mind. They help us to discover and finally unfold all our enlightened qualities for the benefit of all beings as well as ourselves.

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.

The environment is relaxed and informal and people are welcome to hang out after meditation or come a little earlier. All meetups happen at the Diamond Way Center, 3401 Park Ave S in Minneapolis. Meditations are always free, however if you find that this style is a good fit for you, you're free to donate or can choose to partake in the monthly Sangaship/membership program. More information can be seen on our website: http://www.diamondway.org/minneapolis

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We are pleased to announce the reopening of our center!
Our center is now open to the public in accordance with all local regulations. The mask mandate has lifted, but feel free to wear a mask according to your comfort level. If you have Covid-19 symptoms, tested positive for COVID in the last 10 days, or have had close contact with COVID-19-positive individual within the last 2 weeks, please refrain from coming to the center at this time. Our regularly scheduled programs are Wednesdays at 7:00 pm and Sundays at 6:00 pm, with a family dinner style meal following meditation (detailed information below).

Please reach out to us at [masked] or follow us on social media. You can also call at (612)[masked] for any questions.

What to Expect:

10 minute introduction into a Buddhist topic, followed by a guided meditation.
Guided meditation usually last up to 30 minutes.

Family Dinner:

Our Sunday program includes a family dinner style meal following the talk and meditation. We will be eating outdoors when possible and allowing 6 feet of distance between other households when not wearing masks per MN StaySafe guidelines. We ask for $5 a person to cover the cost of the meal.

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 of Minneapolis 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/minneapolis/

Just come as you are and enjoy.

Public Meditation

Location visible to members

We are pleased to announce the reopening of our center!
Our center is now open to the public in accordance with all local regulations. The mask mandate has lifted, but feel free to wear a mask according to your comfort level. If you have Covid-19 symptoms, tested positive for COVID in the last 10 days, or have had close contact with COVID-19-positive individual within the last 2 weeks, please refrain from coming to the center at this time. Our regularly scheduled programs are Wednesdays at 7:00 pm and Sundays at 6:00 pm, with a family dinner style meal following meditation (detailed information below).

Please reach out to us at [masked] or follow us on social media. You can also call at (612)[masked] for any questions.

What to Expect:

10 minute introduction into a Buddhist topic, followed by a guided meditation.
Guided meditation usually last up to 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 of Minneapolis 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/minneapolis/

Just come as you are and enjoy.

Public Meditation

Location visible to members

We are pleased to announce the reopening of our center!
Our center is now open to the public in accordance with all local regulations. The mask mandate has lifted, but feel free to wear a mask according to your comfort level. If you have Covid-19 symptoms, tested positive for COVID in the last 10 days, or have had close contact with COVID-19-positive individual within the last 2 weeks, please refrain from coming to the center at this time. Our regularly scheduled programs are Wednesdays at 7:00 pm and Sundays at 6:00 pm, with a family dinner style meal following meditation (detailed information below).

Please reach out to us at [masked] or follow us on social media. You can also call at (612)[masked] for any questions.

What to Expect:

10 minute introduction into a Buddhist topic, followed by a guided meditation.
Guided meditation usually last up to 30 minutes.

Family Dinner:

Our Sunday program includes a family dinner style meal following the talk and meditation. We will be eating outdoors when possible and allowing 6 feet of distance between other households when not wearing masks per MN StaySafe guidelines. We ask for $5 a person to cover the cost of the meal.

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 of Minneapolis 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/minneapolis/

Just come as you are and enjoy.

Public Meditation

Location visible to members

We are pleased to announce the reopening of our center!
Our center is now open to the public in accordance with all local regulations. The mask mandate has lifted, but feel free to wear a mask according to your comfort level. If you have Covid-19 symptoms, tested positive for COVID in the last 10 days, or have had close contact with COVID-19-positive individual within the last 2 weeks, please refrain from coming to the center at this time. Our regularly scheduled programs are Wednesdays at 7:00 pm and Sundays at 6:00 pm, with a family dinner style meal following meditation (detailed information below).

Please reach out to us at [masked] or follow us on social media. You can also call at (612)[masked] for any questions.

What to Expect:

10 minute introduction into a Buddhist topic, followed by a guided meditation.
Guided meditation usually last up to 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 of Minneapolis 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/minneapolis/

Just come as you are and enjoy.

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