The EC blog is back from Hibernation!

Here's proof that we were sooo snowed in that snow ploughing and some other things had to come first before giving you an update of what's been going on the last months!

Mantra Rolling Week

In preparation of our Statue Filling Weekend, we engaged in a whole week of the intense Buddhist practice of Mantra Rolling together in the EC Villa.

Summer Course Teamleaders Meeting

It's never too early to prepare the next Summer Course. In fact, it's about time to start preparing! So the extended core team met at the EC to brainstorm abut how to improve and adapt the course to changing conditions.

Gompa climbing, uhmm... cleaning!

We are very grateful that we get to enjoy our precious huge meditation hall whenever we meditate. And actually, we're even very happy to clean it!

Sangha trips to the EC

Wondering where to go on our next sangha excursion? Why not pack the whole bunch and come to the EC for a few days? You are warmly invited!

The "Baugompa" in Bulgaria

Okay, let's allow ourselves to be a bit sentmental for a moment. Whaaaaa.... good old Baucafe times… how great it was and how much fun we had… whaaaaaaa.... okay, now we stop.

Diamond Way Teacher Julie Fallon

Our first course with a Diamond Way teacher in 2018 was a wonderful one as well! Lovely Julie meditated with us and shared her knowledge, including inspiring insights from her work on the books of Hannah Nydahl.

Winter Wonderland Reloaded

We're used to quite some snow here in the Allgäu, but this winter brought some really impressive blizzards. Winter wonderland and bright blue skies luckily followed, so we have to share more of these inncredibly beautiful impressions with you!

Dive in! Meditation Days

Following our Lama’s wish, we started the new year with a new series of events at the EC: Diving in deeper! Getting together and meditating together!

Welcome, 2018!

Our EC turned into a "City of a Thousand Planets" for New Year's Eve, with lots of alien beings running around having a great time!

Xmas at the EC

Yes, we do keep with tradition and Western culture even as Buddhists, and so of course we also had a beautiful Christmas tree and a nice celebration on Xmas eve!

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.


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…