Diamond Way Buddhism
Diamond Way Buddhism was taught by Buddha Shakyamuni to his close disciples. Passed down in small communities in northern India, it was transmitted across the Himalayas during the centuries when Buddhism was nearly extinct in India. In Tibet, Diamond Way Buddhism became the state religion and for a thousand years infused every sphere of social and personal activity with spiritual meaning. After the Chinese invasion, Tibetan Buddhism spread to every corner of the world.
Diamond Way is the translation of Vajrayana in Sanskrit, or Dorje thegpa in Tibetan. It is the level of Buddha's teachings that includes both the path of personal liberation and the path of attaining enlightenment for the sake of others, and uses direct, practical methods to allow practitioners to discover their own natural, beyond-personal qualities.