Zoning popular action won

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Zoning popular action won

Zoning popular action won Dearest friends, Great news! Today the city of Immenstadt won the court case against the zoning for the master plan of our new building project. From now on there should be no more hindrances in completing the EC, and we will start building in the spring of 2013. The necessary permissions will be handed to us within the next few days. We were convinced that the outcome would be positive based on the professional work of all the planners involved, and we are very happy that everything went so smoothly. We are fully immersed in the detailed ...
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Posted on May 14th, 2012.  |  In category: Latest News, Media, moreEC

Complaint against zoning

Complaint against zoning We recently got to know that in early August 2011, 10 citizens of Immenstadt—members of the local Bund Naturschutz (nature protection)—filed a “Popular Action” against the City of Immenstadt and the District Administration of Oberallgäu. This court proceeding might have an impact on us and our construction process. We were warmly welcomed by the community members of Immenstadt, and since 2007 we have experienced a lot of openness and support, especially during the Summer Courses, therefore, we are surprised by this action. With this action, the plaintiffs go against the zoning plan for the construction and extension of the Europe Center, ...
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Posted on September 13th, 2011.  |  In category: Latest News, Media, moreEC

moreEC campaign & website launch

moreEC campaign & website launch Dear friends and supporters, Even before we had it, the Europe Center idea symbolized the rising international spirit of Diamond Way Buddhism. In 2007, this decade-old wish materialized with Gut Hochreute in the foothills of the German Alps. Building on what was already present, we began with the first International Summer Course and then made the most out of the 4 following years. Thanks to that, thousands have already caught the "international EC virus" and our over 600 centers worldwide are today interconnected like never before. Now it's time to finish what we started. From ...
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Posted on July 27th, 2011.  |  In category: Latest News, Media, moreEC

EC movie trailer is out!

EC movie trailer is out! This August at the International Summer Course, the moreEC fundraising campaign will kick-off. Its aim is to gain support and donations for the Europe Center extension project that includes a construction of a new big gompa, a new building for residents, guests and seminars, working area and more. The moreEC campaign team works on many different materials to present the project and explain its vision and significance for the whole Diamond Way Buddhism worldwide. We are just  naturally heading towards a next step in the EC project that started as an idea 13 years ago. ...
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Posted on July 9th, 2011.  |  In category: Countries, Latest News, Media, moreEC

What do you know about the Poles?

What do you know about the Poles? We are happy to share with you a video-invitation to the Polish Country Weekend "What do you know about The Poles?" starring some of the EC residents and visiting friends. It is on our Europe Center YouTube channel. Enjoy it, share it with friends and don't forget to book the dates in your calendar: Polish Country Weekend, April 8-10, 2011 – everybody is invited! The Polish Sangha promises it will be a joyful and exciting time. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_cT7xI7YJY
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Posted on January 27th, 2011.  |  In category: Countries, Latest News, Media

Our website parle français. I mówi po polsku.

Our website parle français. I mówi po polsku. After English (the official EC language), German, Czech and Russian the international team of translators produced two new language versions. Beware of increased French and Polish visitor numbers!
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Posted on December 2nd, 2010.  |  In category: Countries, Latest News, Media

Europe Center News 2010 ~ 07 (newsletter)

Europe Center News 2010 ~ 07 (newsletter) Didn't catch the latest EC newsletter? Download the Europe Center News 2010 ~ 07 in PDF! In this issue we cover: Upcoming events | World's best shop - final call for products | Brains & skills | From our blog (more…)
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Posted on June 19th, 2010.  |  In category: Latest News, Media

Meet the EC Videobox

Meet the EC Videobox A pink covered mac book sits quietly in the lounge of the villa's basement.  Apart from its unusual color, it holds an even more unusual content. It is the archive of over 150 Diamond Way related movies collected from various times and places. From rare 16th Karmapa shots, to 20 year old TV shows with Lama Ole Nydahl and interviews with Hannah Nydahl, to recent movies depicting courses and the building of DW centers around the world. The archive is also a video-jukebox, or videobox, and visitors can watch the movies on demand on the big screen attached. Everyone is also welcome ...
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Posted on January 26th, 2010.  |  In category: Latest News, Media