• 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

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Summer Course Building-Up Weekend 1

Another amazing, powerful weekend that strengthened many friendships at the EC. The Building-Up Phase of the Summer Course has started! We asked some friends to share their impressions with us. This is the outcome...
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Celebrating the stupas in the Europe Center and in Basel

According to the wish of Lopön Tsechu Rinpoche, we got together to celebrate the birthday of the seven Stupas that were inaugurated in Zürich in 2001.

Motorbikers Weekend

Our historical first motorbike weekend was far beyond our expectations. It was amazing to share the colorful storytelling on Friday and Saturday. Seeing the arrival biker friends - 41 friends with their wide range of motorbike types with maaaany horsepower – and having the great Saturday´s evening barbecue definitely brought joyful atmosphere in the Europe Center.
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Open house at the Europe Center

More than 300 visitors took advantage of the sunny weather, to get in contact with us. They enjoyed our offers like introductory rounds in the meditation hall, followed by a short meditation, or guided tours through the villa, as well as an information table and of course food and beverages as well as a lot of chatting and connecting.
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Transmission Weekend with Lama Ole Nydahl

A wonderful time with Lama Ole was this year's Transmission Weekend, which again attracted Buddhists from all over the world to listen to Buddha`s highest teachings given by Lama Ole.
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Spring Impressions

As every year, springtime is overwhelming us with its flowering beauty. After a mild but long winter, sunshine and warmth extend the activity space
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Outdoor Activity

Springtime means outdoor activities are coming back to Europe Center. It ´s time to start the work of preparing the place for all the guests and activities ...
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Weekend with Michaela Fritzges

During the first weekend of April, we had the honor to host a course with Michaela Fritzges about the four Foundational Practices and the five Buddha Wisdoms.
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Lecture with Tasso Kallianiotis

Tasso Kallianiotis from Connecticut, USA, gave a lecture in our center during his visit in Europe.

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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