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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 Die vier Grundübungen

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 Traveling 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.

4 Basic Thoughts

We have 6 basic Dharma topics being taught to choose from every morning in the gompa tent during the course. So here's our own little series of mini-explanations to share a part of this with you.

Meditation in Diamond Way

We have 6 basic Dharma topics being taught to choose from every morning in the gompa tent during the course. So here's our own little series of mini-explanations to share a part of this with you.

Compassion and Wisdom

We have 6 basic Dharma topics being taught to choose from every morning in the gompa tent during the course. So here's our own little series of mini-explanations to share a part of this with you.

6 Liberating Actions

We have 6 basic Dharma topics being taught to choose from every morning in the gompa tent during the course. So here's our own little series of mini-explanations to share a part of this with you.

Teacher-Student Relationship

We have 6 basic Dharma topics being taught to choose from every morning in the gompa tent during the course. So here's our own little series of mini-explanations to share a part of this with you.

Buddhist Refuge

We have 6 basic Dharma topics being taught to choose from every morning in the gompa tent during the course. So here's our own little series of mini-explanations to share a part of this with you.
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Public Lecture by Lama Ole Nydahl

As the opener for this year's Summer Course and actually for the only time for the rest of this year, Lama Ole Nydahl gave a public lecture.

Big Summercourse Team Meeting

Together again, let's get it started! As every year at the beginning of the International Summer Course, all team members came together in the big gompa.

Fireworks above the Alpsee lake

Thanks to the yearly lake festival in Bühl, just one night after the lunar eclipse, we were able to welcome Lama Ole and the friends arriving for the Summercourse with some really beautiful fireworks – we hope you enjoy the impressions!

3rd Building-up Weekend

"The most efficient, joyful and relaxed Summer Course buildup for years" was the comment heard a lot the last week – and it was!
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Lunar Eclipse

Last night we were lucky enough to witness this century's longest lunar eclipse, a so-called blood moon. From a Buddhist point of view, this is a wonderful chance for meditation and making wishes. Here's why.

Summer Course 2018 Building-Up Weekend 2

The second Summer Course building up weekend proved the power of joyful effort and great teamwork.
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Summer Course 2018 Building-Up Weekend 1

Another amazing, powerful weekend that strengthened many friendships at the EC. The Building-Up Phase of the Summer Course has started! We asked some friends to share their impressions with us. This is the outcome...
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Celebrating the stupas in the Europe Center and in Basel

According to the wish of Lopön Tsechu Rinpoche, we got together to celebrate the birthday of the seven Stupas that were inaugurated in Zürich in 2001.