|4108 Vistosa Street, 95618 Davis (Close to Target)|
|Every Wednesday at 08:30 PM - 9:15 PM|
|(530) 304 1659|
|mailto: [email protected]|
The Diamond Way Buddhist Group of Davis is part of an international network of over 600 meditation centers in the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. The 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, Trinley Thaye Dorje.
Our centers consist of people and families working full-time jobs, and incorporating Diamond Way teachings and meditations into their daily lives. Members share responsibility for guiding meditations, answering questions, and giving explanations about Buddhism; their work is unpaid and based on idealism and friendship.
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.
Our public program consists of a short introductory talk about Diamond Way and Buddhism in general, followed by a guided meditation with explanation. No previous experience with Buddhism or meditation is required to attend. Newcomers are encouraged to come 15 minutes earlier for explanations. Questions are always encouraged. The duration of our program is approximately 30 minutes. All our meditations are free of charge. If you are interested in Tibetan Buddhism, you are very welcome every Wednesday at 20:30.
The main practice in all our centers is the Guru Yoga meditation on the 16th Karmapa. This meditation is guided in English and involves visualization and mantra recitation, allowing space, clarity, and joy to naturally arise.
There is a relaxed social atmosphere in the centers and questions are encouraged. Other activities include group readings, teachings and dharma video viewing. These meditation evenings are open to the public and are free of charge.