The Diamond Way Buddhist group at the University of Texas at Austin was founded in 1996 and has been meeting regularly on campus ever since. During the Spring and Fall semesters, we meet on Wednesday evenings at 8:00pm on campus in the Texas Union, Chicano Culture Rm 4.206 (see our calendar for exceptions) and at the Austin Center on Sundays at 6:00pm. Everyone is welcome to attend our weekly teachings, discussion, and meditation.
***A message to new people- At each meeting, we are always happy to give an introduction to our group and methods, and answer any questions. No prior knowledge of Buddhism is needed to attend.***
For more information please check Our Website. Also feel free to call Simone or Sergio at (512-420-9388) or email at Austin@diamondway.org.
Intercollegiate Diamond Way Buddhist Network
The University of Texas group is also part of the U.S. Intercollegiate Diamond Way Buddhist Network. The ultimate aim of this organization is to to make Diamond Way Buddhism accessible to all college and high school students and to form a chain of Diamond Way Buddhist groups, based on friendship and idealism, which will be capable of hosting traveling teachers for lecture tours on university campuses throughout the U.S. We are currently working on a website to offer centralized access to all major Diamond Way websites as well as personalized access to other university Diamond Way group administrators. In addition, this site will have resources readily available for starting up new university groups in the future. If all goes according to plan, we should have it online by March 2002.
Directions to University of Texas Campus:
Take the Cameron Road/51st Street exit. After exiting, the feeder road makes a fork: stay on the right side of the fork. Go straight though the light at 51st Street. Go through another light a few blocks ahead, and pass a 7-11 on the right. Then start looking for a church a few blocks ahead on the right. Take an immediate right after the church. The street you turn onto will be Northridge (even though there is no street sign). Continue straight ahead. The center is located on the right, about 4 houses down from the beginning of the third block. You can recognize the center by the 3 stones in our front yard that have Tibetan letters painted on them. The address is: 1507 Northridge, Austin, TX 78723Going south on I-35:
Take the Highland Mall exit. The exit will split into two ramps, take the right ramp (marked 290 West). Go straight through the first light when you come off the ramp, but get ready to take a left at the next light. This will take you under I-35, putting you on the 290 access road heading east. Stay on the access road to 290 for about half a mile, taking a right at the first light you come to(Cameron Road). Go straight through one light, and then take the third left. The street you turn onto will be Northridge (even though there is no street sign). Continue straight ahead. The center is located on the right, about 4 houses down from the beginning of the third block. You can recognize the center by the 3 stones in our front yard that have Tibetan letters painted on them.