• 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

Spring is here!

The snow is gone, the ice on the lake has melted, summer temperatures are here and we let the pictures do the talking. Enjoy! 🙂

Teachings with Wojtek Tracewski

Wojtek Tracewski came from Poland for a whole weekend of lectures about meditation, action and view in Diamond Way Buddhism.

Remembering Hannah Nydahl

Only a few days after we purchased the Europe Center, Hannah Nydahl, often referred to as the mother of Buddhism in the West, passed away on April 1, 2007.

Outdoor activity

There’s lots of opportunity for joyful Bodhisattva activity at the Europe Center all year around! When you come to the EC, please just let us know what you would like to do. 🙂

Teachings with Gerd Boll

Diamond Way teacher Gerd Boll drove a long way from Northern Germany to celebrate 10 years of EC with us, and gave lectures about Buddhism in daily life.

10 Years Anniversary Celebrations

Time to celebrate! Lama Ole joined us via Skype and we browsed through 10 years of Europe Center history for a whole weekend…

10 Years Contract Signing Anniversary

Back in March 2007, the contract of purchase for Gut Hochreute aka. the Europe Center was signed and sealed!

Welcome home, Dharma Shop 108!

We’re very happy to provide a new home and a new team for the dharma shop for our Diamond Way Buddhist centers’ shops, the DharmaShop 108.
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Diamond Way Teachers’ Meeting at the EC

As every year, the Diamond Way teachers from all over the world came to the Europe Center for a long weekend of exchange.

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