Diamond Way Teacher Detlev Göbel

Love and Partnership in Diamond Way Buddhism – the topic of this course required Diamond Way teachers who really know from their own experience how to make a relationship work, based on Buddhist teachings!

Guru Rinpoche Empowerment

Guru Rinpoche – all obstacles could be overcome by praying to him, invoking our own strength, and thus realizing our own inner power and Buddha nature…

The Power Is in the Eyes

Their eyes lock with his and they stare into him. Babies especially, mouths wide open, their innocent eyes look to his and never break away. Their little hands in is - so tender and touching, it melts my heart.

Amitayus Empowerment

To reach a high level of realization and a deep understanding of the Buddhist teachings, one needs a long and healthy life.

Teacher-Student-Relationship

Jamgon Kontrul Rinpoche told us last night that the Buddha appears to us in the form of our teacher. That the most important relationship we will have in our lives is to our teacher…

The Golden Hour

Welcome to the golden hour. A time when the sun is just setting over the horizon, and the light takes on a mystic and incredible golden quality that washes over everything in warmth and beauty.

An excursion into Germany's History

What's the most impressive historic monument in Bavaria one can show to visitors from near or far away? Yes, very likely the fairy tale castle Neuschwanstein, just an hour's drive away from the EC.

Welcome, Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche!

We are very happy to welcome one of the greatest lineage holders of our Karma Kagyu school to the EC: Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche is here on the invitation of Lama Ole Nydahl.

South-West-Practice Course

The sanghas surrounding (and supporting!) the Europe Center came for their annual practice course full of meditation and friendly exchange. Of course everybody else was welcome to join as well.

Cows visiting

Pretty much exactly two years ago, we already had cows from a meadow kilometers away visiting the EC. This time, they came late in the evening…

Diamond Way Teachers Susan and Chris Bixby

Love and Partnership in Diamond Way Buddhism – the topic of this course required Diamond Way teachers who really know from their own experience how to make a relationship work, based on Buddhist teachings!

Open house at the Europe Center

Despite the rainy autumn weather, more than 300 Allgäuers took the chance of checking out the Europe Center, formerly known as Hochreute Manor.

Activity Weekend October

Sunshiny weather, a couple of good friends and in the evening the satisfying feeling of having done some useful jobs. Making some new friends, laughing, meditating, spending intense time together!

Diamond Way Teacher Phil Carlisle

As the first event after this year's International Summer Course, we had the great pleasure to enjoy a whole weekend of teachings with Phil from Sydney.

Lama Ole's Closing Speech

On the last day of the course, Lama Ole reached out to his students in the Summer Course tent and all over the world with this touching speech we would like to share with you.

Summer Course 2017: Day 14

Nedo Rinpoche gave us another precious empowerment on the last day of this year's Summer Course: the initiation into White Liberatrice (Skt. Sita Tara, Tib. Dolkar). After the empowerment, Lama Ole touched us deeply with his closing speech

Summer Course 2017: Day 13

Today Nedo Rinpoche gave his first ever empowerment at the Europe Center: the initation into Diamond Mind (Skt. Vajrasattva Tib. Dorje Sempa), the united purifying power of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas of all times and directions.

Summer Course 2017: Day 11 & 12

Nedo Rinpoche gave inspiring lectures in the mornings. His deep but also humorous teaching style kept everybody very attentive – and well-entertained, if we may say so. 🙂

Summer Course 2017: Day 10

Welcome home to the Europe Center, Nedo Rinpoche! For the first time we have the honor of having Nedo Rinpoche with us at the EC – and Rinpoche certainly took the hearts by storm…
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Summer Course 2017: Day 9

In the morning, it was time to say goodbye to Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche, with lots of thankfulness and joy from all of us here at the EC.

16 Karmapas Exhibition

We are happy to share this year's exhibition in the gompa tent with you: very brief but at the same time deeply inspiring insights into the lives of the 16 Karmapas, the heads of the Karma Kagyü Lineage.

Summer Course 2017: Day 8

On Monday Sherab Gyaltsen gave the Sojong vows for the coming 24 hours to those who wished to take it. What followed was an intense day of meditation practice and an enriching experience of acting with greater awareness than usual.

Summer Course 2017: Day 7

Two empowerments given by Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche in one weekend: today, we received the initiation into the main protector of the Karma Kagyu Lineage: Black Coat (Skt. Mahakala).

Summer Course 2017: Day 6

Maniwa Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche today gave us the great gift of an empowerment into his own main meditation aspect: Loving Eyes (Skt. Avalokiteshvara, Tib. Chenrezig), the Compassion of all Buddhas.
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A Mantra Wheel for the EC

Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche inspected the Europe Center's "Porter's Lodge" this morning. The little house next to the old entrance gate is to become the home of a big prayer wheel.

Summer Course 2017: Day 5

It would be wonderful to be able to share all the precious teachings we are getting every single day at the moment from Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche and Lama Ole Nydahl…

Summer Course 2017: Day 4

Besides the precious teachings we are getting from the lamas, there is of course even so much more to the Summer Course than that. For example, Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche goes for a walk almost every day

Summer Course 2017: Day 3

Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche gave his first in a series of lectures this morning. Rinpoche taught about Shine (Skt. Shamatha) meditation and emphasized on the 5 major points for proper body position.
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Summer Course 2017: Day 2

Lectures, lectures, lectures… and quite a storm! Lama Ole answered boxes of questions in the afternoon while everybody tried to find their own way of dealing with 40+ degrees in the gompa tent.

Summer Course 2017: Day 1

10th International Summer Course at the Europe Center – here we go! Lama Ole Nydahl opened this year's course with a public lecture in German language on Monday night.