• Kalachakra Stupa in Karma Berchen Ling

    After more than 20 years of preparation, the KALACHAKRA STUPA in Karma Berchen Ling was inaugurated in August 2010 by Lama Chogdrup Dorje and Lama Ole Nydahl.

  • Diamondway Buddhism

    Karma Berchen Ling is one of 630 lay DIAMONDWAY BUDDHIST CENTERS of the Karma Kagyu Tradition under the spiritual guidance of His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Trinley Thaye Dorje, and directed by Lama Ole Nydahl.

  • Karma Berchen Ling

    The benefit of THE SITE is due to its projects that
    allow for and strengthen multinational friendship and international cooperation.

  • Meditation in Karma Berchen Ling

    In Buddhism, MEDITATION means "effortlessly remaining in what is." Karma Berchen Ling is ideal for meditation, single and group retreats all the year.

Course Program

Friends from our Diamond Way Buddhist centers are always welcome for courses and other events at Karma Berchen Ling.
By tradition; our program is spread over three seasons with three main events.


The lack of distraction from daily routine leads to a deeper and more relaxed experience of calmness of mind and insight. Karma Berchen Ling is a wonderful place for retreats, and you are very welcome to visit at any time during the year.

Staying on Site

Members of an international sangha take turns in maintaining the site throughout the year. This involves not only the daily activities like cleaning and heating but also larger projects and construction as well.

A Place of International Friendship

International friendship
Our work is based upon friendship and idealism. We meet and share our skills as members of an international team on the basis of ambitiousness and openness. As such, all projects are carried out through voluntary work and contributions. Those of you who want to be part of this mutual growth and friendship are gladly invited to join in or stay on site for some time.
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