• Welcome home…

    to the Europe Center!
    An international Diamond Way Buddhism project.

  • Meditate…

    to reach enlightenment for the benefit of all beings

  • Connect…

    the Karma Kagyü Lineage of Diamond Way Buddhism.

  • Enjoy…

    the breathtaking landscape of the Bavarian Alpine foothills.

  • Power up…

    with a stupa built by Bhutan’s meditation master Lopön Tsechu Rinpoche.

  • Build…

    a home where Diamond Way Buddhists from around the world can live.

  • Preserve…

    a historic building and jewel of European art nouveau architecture.

  • Learn…

    with Buddha’s highest teachings and make them accessible to the world.

  • Listen…

    to contemporary and classical interpretations of Buddha’s highest teachings.

  • Revitalize

    the ancient tradition of Buddhist statue making

  • Share…

    the richness of space

Buddhism

The Karma Kagyü Lineage belongs to one of the four great Buddhist schools of Tibet.

Meditation

We invite you to try out the profound meditations of Diamond Way Buddhism yourself.

Events

The event calendar provides an overview of all the events in the Europe Center.

The Allgäu Region

The Europe Center is located in one of the most beautiful regions of Germany, the Oberallgäu at the foothills of the Alps.

Support

Come and help out in the Europe Center or offer support with financial or material donations – here’s how it works!

Impressions

A whole lot of photos, videos, and virtual tours through the Europe Center – pure inspiration!

Europe Center – living Diamond Way Buddhism

Welcome home! The Europe Center project maintains the living transmission of Diamond Way Buddhism.

The Europe Center is an international meeting place for Diamond Way Buddhists from around the world. Meditations, lectures, courses, meeting and many other events and communications activities take place here.

The EC is a place where we can deepen our Buddhist practice, a place where new friendships arise and old ones grow and where the direct oral transmission of the highest teachings and the most profound meditations of the historical Buddha are maintained.

Latest Blog entries

Diamond Way Teacher Detlev Göbel

Love and Partnership in Diamond Way Buddhism – the topic of this course required Diamond Way teachers who really know from their own experience how to make a relationship work, based on Buddhist teachings!

Guru Rinpoche Empowerment

Guru Rinpoche – all obstacles could be overcome by praying to him, invoking our own strength, and thus realizing our own inner power and Buddha nature…

The Power Is in the Eyes

Their eyes lock with his and they stare into him. Babies especially, mouths wide open, their innocent eyes look to his and never break away. Their little hands in is - so tender and touching, it melts my heart.

Amitayus Empowerment

To reach a high level of realization and a deep understanding of the Buddhist teachings, one needs a long and healthy life.

Teacher-Student-Relationship

Jamgon Kontrul Rinpoche told us last night that the Buddha appears to us in the form of our teacher. That the most important relationship we will have in our lives is to our teacher…

The Golden Hour

Welcome to the golden hour. A time when the sun is just setting over the horizon, and the light takes on a mystic and incredible golden quality that washes over everything in warmth and beauty.

An excursion into Germany's History

What's the most impressive historic monument in Bavaria one can show to visitors from near or far away? Yes, very likely the fairy tale castle Neuschwanstein, just an hour's drive away from the EC.

Welcome, Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche!

We are very happy to welcome one of the greatest lineage holders of our Karma Kagyu school to the EC: Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche is here on the invitation of Lama Ole Nydahl.

South-West-Practice Course

The sanghas surrounding (and supporting!) the Europe Center came for their annual practice course full of meditation and friendly exchange. Of course everybody else was welcome to join as well.

Voices on the EC

“This place unites everybody!”

H.H. 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje

“If perfectly developed people is the goal of all things, then we are at the right place with the right chance.”

Lama Ole Nydahl

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