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

Scandinavia and Baltics Tour with Lama Ole Nydahl

The Scandinavia and Baltics Tour from 1st to 9th of November together with Lama Ole Nydahl. See more Information on

November 1, 2014 to November 9, 2014

Scandinavia and the Baltics

Meditation Course in Karma Dechen Ling in Uruguay

Program and Information about the Meditation Course with Lama Ole Nydahl on Facebook

December 11, 2014 to December 14, 2014

Karma Dechen Ling/Uruguay

New Year’s Course 2014 in Hamburg

New Year’s Course with Jigme Rinpoche and Lama Ole Nydahl in Hamburg from 27th until 31th December 2014.

December 27, 2014 to January 1, 2015

Hamburg, Germany