17th Karmapa Thaye Dorje

H.H. 17th Karmapa Trinley 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 & 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.


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

International Summer Course 2014

The main Summer Course will be again held in the Europe Center this year. Program details and Registration are now online.

August 4, 2014 to August 17, 2014

Europe Center, Immenstadt, Germany

Meditation Course in Italy

A meditation course with Lama Ole Nydahl. Detailed information about location and program will be out soon.

September 18, 2014 to September 22, 2014

Bolognia, Italy

Stupa Course in Tenovice, Czech Republic

The Stupa Course with Lama Ole Nydahl in Tenovice, Czech Republic takes places Sept 11, 2014 to Sept 16. More info at

September 11, 2014 8:00 PM to September 16, 2014 8:00 PM

Tenovice, Czech Republic