Our center was established in 1999 and operates under the spiritual guidance of Lama Ole Nydahl. The head of the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism is His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje. The Center is a member of the Centralized Religious Organization Russian Association of Buddhists of the Diamond Way of the Karma Kagyu Tradition. Centers, groups and communities of practitioners exist in the settlements of Russia and function on a voluntary basis. Maintaining friendly relations with other Buddhist organizations, the Association participates in joint religious events, celebrations, celebrations dedicated to religious and national holidays.
The Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism belongs to the level of the Diamond Way (Skt. Vajrayana). It developed in the 11th-12th centuries. in India and Tibet. Among the early masters of this tradition, the most famous are Saraha, Tilopa, Naropa, Maitripa (India, VIII-XI centuries), Marpa, Milarepa, Gampopa (Tibet, XI-XII centuries). The task of the Diamond Way Buddhist centers is to develop the potential of the mind with the help of the methods of the Buddha and to preserve the richest heritage of Tibetan Buddhism.