Xmas 2018
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Xmas at the Europe Center

Though we are Buddhists, it is usual part of each of our culture and family tradition to celebrate Christmas.
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St Nicholas' coming to Europe Center

As every year, Sunday afternoon the children in the Europe Center had a visit by St Nicholas.
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Green invasion

In general, you don´t like so much being invaded. After visiting Beaufoy and Karma Guen it was Europe Center beeing occupied by the invaders from the country of „50 shades of green“.
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Meditation Weekend & Card Signing

Friends from near and far met to deepen their personal practice by doing several meditation sessions per day.
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Weekend with Dorit and Pedro Gomez

What a weekend! Our journey started on Friday night, when Pedro set the scene by explaining some historical facts about our lineage and about the other Buddhist schools.
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The Heartbeat Project - Inspiration for your life

Official kick-off of the Heartbeat Project was at this year´s Summer Course. Read what it is about and how the first "heartbeaters" expierenced it ...

South West Germany Practice Course

Last weekend we had a lot of friends from southwest Germany here to share, connect and build new bonds.
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Autumn activity at the Europe-Center

Mist and sunshine are the frequent companions of autumn. Together with lower temperatures it´s the signs for the start of a cosy time at Europe Center.
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Halloween 2018

Joy, friendship and of course fearlessness as aspects of mind found an enriching expression during our Halloween party.
Russian Weekend at the EC 2018
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Russian Weekend at the Europe Center

From the 12th till 14th October we had an amazing time with Russian friends while hosting the Russian Weekend at the Europe Center.
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German Autumn Course 2018 at the Europe Center

Everybody attending the course was totaly amazed by the new concept, offering a lot of space for exchange and practicing together.
20180925 Nedo Rinpoche at the EC
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Puja at the Stupa with Nedo Rinpoche

It was an honor for us to host Nedo Kuchung Rinpoche in the Europe Center from 24th through the 26th of September 2018.

Greek evening

Inspired by the summer course in KBL, many friends who took part in this special course at this special place wanted to spread their impressions to all sangha friends.
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Cowdown 2018

The event of „Viehscheid“ or as we call it „cowdown“(there is no official translation) is one of the most important in the calender of Allgäu.
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Black Coat Empowerment with Nedo Rinpoche

The grand finale: on the last day of this year's International Summer Course, Nedo Kuchung Rinpoche gave us the precious empowerment into the main protector of the Karma Kagyu Lineage.
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Diamond Mind Empowerment with Nedo Rinpoche

For the second Summer Course in a row, Nedo Rinpoche gave us the precious empowerment into the purifying energy of all Buddhas: Diamond Mind (Skt. Vajrasattva, Tib. Dorje Sempa)

Summer Course Impressions

Pretty much every single picture our photographers are taking during the course tells a story in itself… so we let the pictures do the talking once again!

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's new book

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!
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Mahamudra Teachings with Lama Ole

Two days, two lectures, two very precious Mahamudra texts which Lama Ole explained to us. We are so lucky!
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Lama Ole meeting with Travelling teachers

Every year during the Summer Course and at other occasions, Lama Ole meets up with the students teaching on his behalf to spread important information, to answer questions and to give his much sought-after advice.

Mala Repair

A Buddhist's mala, also sometimes referred to as prayers beads or a rosary, is pretty much inseparable from its owner and of high idealistic and spiritual value.