• 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

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.
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Welcome, Jigme Rinpoche!

Finally we were able to welcome Lama Jigme Rinpoche back to the Europe Center! We are so happy to find him in excellent health and spirits! Rinpoche presented Lama Ole with a beautiful statue of Lama Shang from Tibet.
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Impressions

The International Summer Course is just so much more than what's going on in the gompa tent... luckily our photographers are also capturing lots of those countless moments in all corners of the Europe Center making up the magic!

Lama Ole Nydahl Die vier Grundübungen

Last night Lama Ole was presented with his new book, fresh from the printer: "Die Vier Grundübungen im Diamantweg".
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Q&A and Presentations with Lama Ole

So much time with our teacher! And so much time with all the friends presenting their projects and centers from all over the world!

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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