Lama Ole Nydahl

Lama Ole Nydahl is one of the few fully qualified Western Buddhist lamas in the Karma Kagyu lineage.

Since being asked by the leader of the Karma Kagyu school, the 16th Karmapa, in 1972 to offer Buddhism to those who were interested in the West, he has been doing so constantly in spiritually free countries all around the world.

Lama Ole specializes in teaching Mahamudra, the “Great Seal”, in which a realized teacher can give an experience of the limitless nature of mind to the student, as well as the transmission of Phowa, “Conscious Dying”, a rare, centuries-old meditation practice. In his teachings, Lama Ole stresses combining lay Buddhist practice with independent thinking and the maturity that comes from life experience, as well as the importance of taking care of society, especially freedom of speech and women’s rights.

To meet Lama Ole, you can check his teaching schedule and see when he is teaching in your country.