Lama Ole Nydahl

Lama Ole Nydahl is one of the few Westerners fully qualified as a lama and meditation teacher in the Karma Kagyu Buddhist tradition. In 1969, Ole Nydahl and his wife Hannah became the first Western students of H.H. the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa. 

After completing three years of Buddhist philosophy studies and intensive meditation training - including the transmission for a unique Diamond Way Buddhist practice called Conscious Dying (Tib. Phowa) - Ole Nydahl began teaching Buddhism in Europe at the request of the 16th Karmapa.

Lama Ole has since transmitted the blessing of the lineage in a different city nearly every day, travelling and teaching worldwide. His depth of knowledge and dynamic teachings inspire thousands of people that attend his lectures and meditation courses.  

Buddha’s teachings transmitted by Ole and Hannah Nydahl have inspired people so deeply that they meet regularly to study and meditate in over 600 centers in 44 countries around the world.

Lama Ole Nydahl is the author of numerous books, for instance “The Way Things Are”, “Buddha and love”, “Entering the Diamond Way” , “Riding the Tiger”, “The Great Seal”.

Would you like to know more?
Recommended websites in English
(Worldwide Diamond Way Buddhism website)
(HH 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje web page)
(The International Diamond Way Buddhist Project)
(Lama Ole Nydahl web page)

(Diamond Way teachings website)
(You Tube chanel with Lama Ole Nydahl's lectures)

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