• 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

Statue filling course

For the first time, an open statue filling course took place in the big Europe Center gompa, creating an unprecedented surrounding for this precious activity.

Teachings with Lena Leonteva

Diamond Way teacher Lena Leonteva from Moscow shared her inspiring and extensive knowledge of the Karma Kagyu lineage's history with us for a whole weekend.

Winter Wonderland 2017

The Allgäu region hasn't seen this much snow for a few years – the whole Europe Center is magical all around. 🙂 We hope you enjoy the beautiful pictures!

Summer Course Team Meeting

As every year, the Summer Course team had its first meeting in January – never too early to start planning what's to come in August!

A weekend of deep teachings we did not expect…

In Diamond Way Buddhism, we learn and develop not only by listening to lectures or reading books, but we apply what we have learned in everyday life. We learn from the examples given by our Lamas and our friends on the way – in life and also in death. This week, two men showed deeply touching examples of how dying in Buddhism is a chance and not the end of everything that would have to be feared.

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