• 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

The EC blog is back from Hibernation!

Here's proof that we were sooo snowed in that snow ploughing and some other things had to come first before giving you an update of what's been going on the last months!

Mantra Rolling Week

In preparation of our Statue Filling Weekend, we engaged in a whole week of the intense Buddhist practice of Mantra Rolling together in the EC Villa.
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Summer Course Teamleaders Meeting

It's never too early to prepare the next Summer Course. In fact, it's about time to start preparing! So the extended core team met at the EC to brainstorm abut how to improve and adapt the course to changing conditions.

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!

Sangha trips to the EC

Wondering where to go on our next sangha excursion? Why not pack the whole bunch and come to the EC for a few days? You are warmly invited!

The "Baugompa" in Bulgaria

Okay, let's allow ourselves to be a bit sentmental for a moment. Whaaaaa.... good old Baucafe times… how great it was and how much fun we had… whaaaaaaa.... okay, now we stop.

Diamond Way Teacher Julie Fallon

Our first course with a Diamond Way teacher in 2018 was a wonderful one as well! Lovely Julie meditated with us and shared her knowledge, including inspiring insights from her work on the books of Hannah Nydahl.

Winter Wonderland Reloaded

We're used to quite some snow here in the Allgäu, but this winter brought some really impressive blizzards. Winter wonderland and bright blue skies luckily followed, so we have to share more of these inncredibly beautiful impressions with you!

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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