• 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

Lama Ole meets with the EC Sangha

As is tradition in most Diamond Way Buddhist centers around the world, the EC team also got a chance to meet with the Lama to clarify issues, ask questions and advice, and to get blessing for their center activities.

Faces of the Transmission Weekend

We let the pictures do the talking if everybody had an amazing weekend or not…

Lama Ole is back in the forest…

Following one of his oldest EC traditions, Lama Ole took to the Europe Center's own woods to cut some life trees.

Building up for the Transmission Weekend

Since Lama Ole had been gone so long, many hundreds of people registered for the Transmission Weekend, and we did our best to prepare things in a way that everybody would have a great time despite the "masses"…

Welcome Home Lama Ole

After more than half a year of retreat and traveling (which seemed like half an eternity to us here at the EC) Lama Ole Nydahl finally returned to the Allgäu – for a highly anticipated Mahamudra Transmission Weeke

Teachings with Gerd Boll

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

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.

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!

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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