There are seven Diamond Way Buddhism centers in Israel. These centers are a part of a network of more than 650 meditation centers belonging to the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. All of them were founded by Lama Ole Nydahl under the spiritual guidance of Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa. The centers function as non-profit organizations and operate based on friendship and idealism whereas the authentic teachings and the methods of the Buddha are transmitted there in an apprehensible and modern way allowing western people to incorporate them in their daily lives.
Karma Shenpen Dondrub Ling - The Place for the Benefit of Others
We are happy to present you our new Israel Retreat Center. We started construction works in the house only in July 2020. It feels like ages ago …
At the moment the house is fully functioning as the group retreat place. We’ve organized 4 weekend retreats with traveling teachers. Our residents are happily taking care of the center and keep it running, so you are all welcome to come and enjoy the beauty and atmosphere of this unique place. We managed to finish the reconstruction of the building and we have a heart of the center ready – our beautiful Gompa, which is hosting friends during the weekdays as well as on the weekends. There is a good base, but project is not finished yet. We still need to furnish the retreat rooms, install the altars there and prepare everything for cozy retreats. Our fearless friends work on improving the kitchen and they plan to finish it by the end of the summer 2021. We aim to finish all works as soon as possible to host our neighbours and open up to the local community. We would like to invite you to come and join us anytime, our center is open.