17th Karmapa Thaye Dorje

The 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Thaye Dorje is the head of the Karma Kagyu Lineage of Diamond Way Buddhism.

He was born in Tibet in 1983 and was able to escape from suppressed Tibet to freedom in India during spring 1994. He teaches frequently in our centers.



Lama Ole & Hannah Nydahl

Lama Ole Nydahl and his wife Hannah were the first western students of the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa. He asked them to teach Buddhism in the West. Lama Ole teaches his students about way and goal of Diamond Way Buddhism. With tenthousands of students around the world he is probably the most known Buddhist teacher and to date has established more than 600 Buddhist centers worldwide. Lama Ole has also asked more than 100 of his students to travel and teach Buddhism.


Program and registration for the 2015 summer course in Karma Guen

Dear Friends ,

We are very happy to invite you all to join Lama Ole Nydahl, Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche and friends in June at Karma Guen and the stupa in Benalmadena.

Lama Ole will share 10 days full of teachings, meditation and celebration.  The course will start on June 9th and finish on June 21st.

The course will focus on our excellent teachers of the Karma Kaguy lineage. Lama Ole will tell stories from his teachers, and the great lamas of our transmission lineage. This will be combined with several days of Mahamudra teachings and meditation together.

During the last days of the summer course we will receive empowerments into Marpa (June 19th) and Milarepa (June 21st) from Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche.

Manfred Seegers and Kerstin Seifert have agreed to share their knowledge on the profound Buddhist philosophy and will teach the Study course of ITAS open studies.

As an honour to Lama Ole and Hannah’s great work throughout almost half a century, UNESCO Asociacion of Malaga has awarded them with a special price. This will be celebrated on June 13th at a gala in Malaga, where we can all participate.

For on overview of the days and prices see the following folder.

As you can see, an amazing program and time with our Lama. Please proceed to the registration system to book your participation in the course.

Looking forward to seeing you soon in Southern Spain.


The Karma Guen Team

Karma Guen

In the Andalusian Mountains overlooking the Mediterranean Sea to the south and the Zafarraya “Lions Gate” to the north, you will find the Diamond Way Buddhist Retreat Center Karma Guen. The astonishing mountains and landscape sets the perfect surroundings for the village originally named Aldea Alta.

For several centuries the village was home for more than a dozen families and a respected place hosting the school of the area. Being abandoned in the 1970´s Aldea Alta was bought by Dorrit and Pedro Gomez and turned into Karma Guen.

Buddhist Center Karma Guen

The Buddhist Center Karma Guen is one of 600 Diamond Way Buddhist centers of the Karma Kagyu lineage. They were established by Lama Ole and Hannah Nydahl according to the wishes of H.H. 16th Karmapa. The centers are under the patronage of H.H. 17th Karmapa Thaye Dorje.

Our centers are friendly places where people get easy access to Buddha’s timeless wisdom, meditate together, share experiences and actively participate in the center activities. They are non-monastic and western in style, yet rooted in the lineage of oral transmission going back to the historical Buddha 2500 years ago.

We invite you to take a look at our regular program and come for one of our public meditation evenings without obligation if you are interested.

Events Worldwide

10 Years of Diamond Way Buddhism in Ireland

3 Day Course with lectures and meditation in Dublin. More Information here

March 13, 2015 to March 15, 2015


Meditation Course in Germany

Lecutes and meditation with Lama Ole Nydahl in germany. More Information on diamantweg.de/english/deutschlandkurs/

April 2, 2015 to April 6, 2015


Annual Summer Course at the EC

The 2015 International Summer Course

July 27, 2015 to August 9, 2015