Diamond Way Buddhism Australia

Gold Coast

Founded in 1990, Diamond Way Buddhist Meditation Centre in Gold Coast is one of more than 650 international Buddhist centres of the Karma Kagyu Lineage, under the spiritual guidance of the 17th Karmapa Trinlay Thaye Dorje and founded by Lama Ole Nydahl. The meditation centre is run and maintained through the idealism of friends who meditate together.

We meet for meditations every Wednesday night at 7:30 at a private home in Carrara. The program consists of 10-15 minutes explanations for the newcomers and the 16th Karmapa meditation for half an hour followed by informal discussion and questions. You don’t need to bring anything, and there’s no cost.  

You can keep up-to-date with our regular activities by subscribing to our Facebook page. You can also subscribe to our news list, and we will send you information about the upcoming events (just a few a year).

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call or send us an email.


Marek is a student of Lama Ole Nydahl and has been practicing Diamond Way Buddhism since 1992. He has travelled with Lama Ole and Hannah in Europe, Asia, North and South America. Marek has two daughters and has been working in a global law firm for many years.



November 2023      

1st – Wednesday – Gold Coast – Drive/Bus = 2 hours

2nd – Thursday – Gold Coast 


16th Karmapa Meditation
7:30 pm


M: 0410 152 704
Location: 136/79 Palm Meadows Dr, Carrara QLD 4211


Unit 79 “The Avenues”
136 Palm Meadows Dr
QLD 4211


Turn up roughly on time, and expect to meet a relaxed and friendly bunch of people who seem remarkably normal and un-holy. Diamond Way Buddhism is for regular people after all, and no formal meditation experience or Buddhist knowledge is required.

Each centre has its own timetable. A list of centres is shown at the top of this page. Please see the individual webpage of your local centre for their activities schedule.

There is usually a talk before the free guided meditation begins, given by members of the group keen to practice sharing their knowledge. The guided meditation runs for about 20 to 30 minutes. The presenter for the evening will outline the details of the meditation prior to commencing. Please check the centres schedule for their weekly program, the public evenings are free to attend.

No, newcomers are welcome to all of our meditations. The meditation is guided in English and the host of the meditation session can answer your questions.

You don’t need to bring anything along. Mats, cushions and chairs are all provided.

During the meditation, it is recommended to have a straight back and to be comfortable. You can meditate while seated on a cushion or a chair; after all, it’s your mind that gets enlightened, not your knees!!

There is no fee. If you attend regularly you’ll hear about how you can support the centre or become a financial member, but it is optional. Donations are always welcome to help cover regular centre costs.

Each centre has a bookshop containing Diamond Way Buddhist meditation booklets, books, DVDs and other Buddhist paraphernalia.

Centres are financed mainly through optional membership contributions. All surplus monies from courses and public lectures are used to fund Diamond Way Buddhist projects in Australia and around the world.

Just make an enquiry at your local Diamond Way Buddhist Centre.