Buddhist Center Athens Acropolis

Buddhist Center Athens Acropolis

Lagoumitzi 42, Neos Kosmos
117 45 Athens

Tel: +30 210 9238247
Makis Achladiotis +30 693 6595383

Email: Athens-Acropolis@diamondway-center.org

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Regular program



Short lecture on Buddhism
Meditation on the 16th Karmapa



Short lecture on Buddhism
Meditation on the 16th Karmapa



Short lecture on Buddhism
Meditation on the 16th Karmapa

Our meditation evenings are free of charge and open to everybody.

Upcoming events

Lectures & meditation with Peter Malinowski

Dear friends,

We are happy to invite you to a 3-day course with lectures and meditation with the student of Lama Ole Nydahl and Buddhist teacher, Peter Malinowski, at Athens Diamond Way Buddhist Center.

The lectures will be in English with Greek translation. Guided meditation on the 16th Karmapa, will follow.

About Peter:

Born in 1964 (Braunschweig, Germany), took refuge in 1990, Diamond Way teacher since 1994. Living in the Diamond Way Centre in Liverpool, UK, since 2001. Happily married since 2000. PhD in Psychology (University of Konstanz, Germany). Working as a reader in cognitive neuroscience at university (Liverpool John Moores University, UK). Main research activity focuses on the psychological and (neuro-) physiological effects of meditation practice. One book published in German in 2010: “Flourishing – Welches Glück hätten Sie gern?”; various published in academic and popular science articles on mindfulness and meditation Web: www.pmalinowski.de/ www.meditation-research.org.uk.

Participation fees:

6€ per day or 15€ for the whole course

History of the Buddhist Center in Athens

Diamond Way Buddhism through its Karma Kagyu Lineage first came in Greece in 1975, when Lama Ole Nydahl and his wife Hannah were invited by a group of Greeks interested in Tibetan Buddhism. Since then, a lot of important Tibetan lamas and western teachers have visited Greece to teach the Buddhist philosophy and meditation.

In 1978, Lama Ole Nydahl accompanied His Holiness 16th Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje in Athens and founded the first Buddhist Center.

In 1988, Lama Ole Nydahl together with the members of the Athens Buddhist Center, founded the first short-retreat center in Karma Berchen Ling, in a mountain of Corinth, where the Kalachakra Stupa was built in 2010, with the participation of lots of friends from all over the world.

In 2001, Buddhism was officially recognized as a religion in Greece through the recognition of the Athens Buddhist Karma Kagyu Diamond Way Center.

In 2004, the International Committee of Olympic Games “Athens 2004” asked Lama Ole Nydahl to organise the Buddhist Services of the Olympic Village for athletes and their escorts. With the support of the International Diamond Way Foundation, many Greeks and foreign teachers and students of Lama Ole Nydahl, participated as volunteers for the program of meditations throughout the Olympic games.

In 2005, Hanna Nydahl accompanied His Holiness 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje, on his first visit to Athens.

In 2015, the 40-year presence of Diamond Way Buddhism in Greece was celebrated in Thessaloniki with the collaboration of all three Centers of Greece.