Welcome to the Intercollegiate Network!

The DWB Intercollegiate Network was founded, in January 2003, by groups and centers affiliated with universities throughout the Americas and around the globe. Its general purpose is to create a support structure for all new and previously established university groups, and to make Diamond Way Buddhism accessible to university and high school students and professors.

This site offers centralized access to all major Diamond Way websites and online teachings, as well as personalized access for university group organizers. We also provide a means for students and professors to invite Buddhist teachers to speak in their classes as guest lecturers.

We are part of a worldwide network of over 600 Diamond Way Buddhist Meditation Centers in the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Lama Ole Nydahl and his wife Hannah, the first Western students of H.H. 16th Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, founded and direct these centers under the spiritual guidance of H.H. 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje.

Our ultimate aim is to form a chain of well-functioning Diamond Way Buddhist groups based on friendship and idealism, which will be capable of hosting Karma Kagyu teachers such as H.H. 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje, Shamar Rinpoche, Lama Ole Nydahl, and their senior students. In time we will translate the site into many languages so that our friends throughout Europe, Russia, and Latin America will be able to use it as well. It is our deep wish that this site will be a useful tool for the centers that are already established and benefit all of our new friends.


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Oct 6, 2011 - Intercollegiate Network