The Land Down Under project is about finding and establishing a Retreat Centre in Australia. Our home amoung the gum trees where we can meet and meditate, hold courses with our Lamas, and invite Diamond Way Buddhist practitioners from around the world.
Retreat centres create the ideal conditions for meditation practice, and unify the Sangha on both regional and national levels.
They are becoming increasingly important vehicles for bringing the Sangha together across broad distances, throughout the Southern Hemisphere, and throughout the world.
This will be a place where friends can meet to deepen their meditation practice away from the distractions of modern life, while strengthening friendships and building trust through time spent together.
This retreat centre will form a vital part of the international non-profit network of over 700 Diamond Way Buddhist centres of the Karma Kagyu Lineage.
These centres were founded by Hannah and Lama Ole Nydahl to realise the wishes of their teacher – the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje who died in 1981.
They are today under the spiritual authority of the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje.