• 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

Lama Ole's Closing Speech

On the last day of the course, Lama Ole reached out to his students in the Summer Course tent and all over the world with this touching speech we would like to share with you.

Summer Course 2017: Day 14

Nedo Rinpoche gave us another precious empowerment on the last day of this year's Summer Course: the initiation into White Liberatrice (Skt. Sita Tara, Tib. Dolkar). After the empowerment, Lama Ole touched us deeply with his closing speech

Summer Course 2017: Day 13

Today Nedo Rinpoche gave his first ever empowerment at the Europe Center: the initation into Diamond Mind (Skt. Vajrasattva Tib. Dorje Sempa), the united purifying power of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas of all times and directions.

Summer Course 2017: Day 11 & 12

Nedo Rinpoche gave inspiring lectures in the mornings. His deep but also humorous teaching style kept everybody very attentive – and well-entertained, if we may say so. 🙂

Summer Course 2017: Day 10

Welcome home to the Europe Center, Nedo Rinpoche! For the first time we have the honor of having Nedo Rinpoche with us at the EC – and Rinpoche certainly took the hearts by storm…

Summer Course 2017: Day 9

Following best Summer Course tradition, we had our presentation night on Tuesday evening. The presentation evening is a special evening where projects and centers all around the world get to share their inspiration…

16 Karmapas Exhibition

We are happy to share this year's exhibition in the gompa tent with you: very brief but at the same time deeply inspiring insights into the lives of the 16 Karmapas, the heads of the Karma Kagyü Lineage.

Summer Course 2017: Day 8

On Monday Sherab Gyaltsen gave the Sojong vows for the coming 24 hours to those who wished to take it. What followed was an intense day of meditation practice and an enriching experience of acting with greater awareness than usual.

Summer Course 2017: Day 7

Two empowerments given by Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche in one weekend: today, we received the initiation into the main protector of the Karma Kagyu Lineage: Black Coat (Skt. Mahakala).

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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