• 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

20180925 Nedo Rinpoche at the EC
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Puja at the Stupa with Nedo Rinpoche

It was an honor for us to host Nedo Kuchung Rinpoche in the Europe Center from 24th through the 26th of September 2018.
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Black Coat Empowerment with Nedo Rinpoche

The grand finale: on the last day of this year's International Summer Course, Nedo Kuchung Rinpoche gave us the precious empowerment into the main protector of the Karma Kagyu Lineage.
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Diamond Mind Empowerment with Nedo Rinpoche

For the second Summer Course in a row, Nedo Rinpoche gave us the precious empowerment into the purifying energy of all Buddhas: Diamond Mind (Skt. Vajrasattva, Tib. Dorje Sempa)

Summer Course Impressions

Pretty much every single picture our photographers are taking during the course tells a story in itself… so we let the pictures do the talking once again!

Shuttle Team

The Shuttle-Welcome-Parking team took on one of the biggest challenges of the course once again – and managed gloriously! 🙂
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Welcome, Nedo Kuchung Rinpoche!

We are very happy to welcome Rinpoche back to the Europe Center. Rinpoche started his program with an exciting lecture about the main protector of the Karma Kagyu Lineage – Black Coat.

Lectures by Tony Karam

Tony Karam, president of Casa Tibet in Mexico City, whom we already had the pleasure of listening to at the previous Summer Course, deeply inspired us again with two vivid lectures in the evening.
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15th Karmapa Empowerment with Jigme Rinpoche

Lama Jigmela today gave a very special initation into the 15th Karmapa Khakyab Dorje, who was a remarkable Bodhisattva. Thousands of people came to participate in this precious event.
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Jigme Rinpoche and Lama Ole on the 16th Karmapa

A day full of very touching moments: The nephew of H.H. the 16th Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, Lama Jigme Rinpoche, and Lama Ole Nydahl shared their fond memories of their teacher.

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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Gompa climbing, uhmm… cleaning!

We are very grateful that we get to enjoy our precious huge meditation hall whenever we meditate. And actually, we’re even very happy to clean it!

What a fun way to accumulate some merit: together with our trained industrial climber resident JC we made it all the way up underneath the massive roof to clean the wooden beams and the ventilation pipes from dust. Cleaning can be less exciting than this for sure!