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Our Centers

Buddhist Center Vienna

Schmelzgasse 3
A-1020 Wien
Tel.: 01 / 263 12 47

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Meditation schedule


Regular Meditation

Monday - Sunday, 8:00pm, center to be open from 7:30pm.

Basic Buddhist explanations for those who are interested

Every Wednesday, 7:00 - 8:00pm

Monthly 8th Karmapa meditation: see events calendar

Weekend events

see events calendar



„Our most valuable characteristics such as love, wisdom, joy, courage and strength are not an addition to mind, they are the timeless expression of its nature” (Lama Ole Nydahl)

An increasing number of people experience Buddhism as enrichment not only on the personal but also on the social level.

The basis of all our activities is the 16thKarmapa meditation. In addition we also practice other Diamond Way meditations and offer basic Buddhist explanations, practice weekends and weekend courses. Our offer makes it possible to get to know the timeless Buddhist methods and to apply them to life.

“The crucial point is the understanding that in every moment, one has the possibility to decide in favor of something that brings you ultimate happiness”. (Lama Ole Nydahl).

Those who feel attracted by our offer are friendly invited to come to one of our numerous lectures or to participate in one of our meditation evenings without prerequisites.



About us

The Karma Kagyü center in Vienna developed in 1972 after the first public lecture of Lama Ole Nydahl. At this time, Lama Ole Nydahl, student of H.H. the 16thKarmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, started to give Buddhist lectures for interested people in Europe and to introduce them into Diamond Way meditations on behalf of his teacher.


From 1982 to 1997 our center was located at the Fleischmarkt together with other Buddhist schools. Until spring 2008 we run the center in a big house in Floridsdorf with a meditation room and we shared flats with Buddhist friends. At the same time we also had a city center in the Siebensterngasse in the 7. district from 2002 to 2009.


Since may 2009 our center can be found in the Schmelzgasse 3, 1020 Vienna. Lama Ole Nydahl inaugurated it in December 2011 in the course of a public lecture. H.H. the 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje, spiritual head of the Karma Kagyü lineage and Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche were also already visitors of our center.



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