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.
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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.

Motorbikers Weekend

Our historical first motorbike weekend was far beyond our expectations. It was amazing to share the colorful storytelling on Friday and Saturday. Seeing the arrival biker friends - 41 friends with their wide range of motorbike types with maaaany horsepower – and having the great Saturday´s evening barbecue definitely brought joyful atmosphere in the Europe Center.

Open house at the Europe Center

More than 300 visitors took advantage of the sunny weather, to get in contact with us. They enjoyed our offers like introductory rounds in the meditation hall, followed by a short meditation, or guided tours through the villa, as well as an information table and of course food and beverages as well as a lot of chatting and connecting.
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Transmission Weekend with Lama Ole Nydahl

A wonderful time with Lama Ole was this year's Transmission Weekend, which again attracted Buddhists from all over the world to listen to Buddha`s highest teachings given by Lama Ole.
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Spring Impressions

As every year, springtime is overwhelming us with its flowering beauty. After a mild but long winter, sunshine and warmth extend the activity space
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Outdoor Activity

Springtime means outdoor activities are coming back to Europe Center. It ´s time to start the work of preparing the place for all the guests and activities ...
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Weekend with Michaela Fritzges

During the first weekend of April, we had the honor to host a course with Michaela Fritzges about the four Foundational Practices and the five Buddha Wisdoms.
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Lecture with Tasso Kallianiotis

Tasso Kallianiotis from Connecticut, USA, gave a lecture in our center during his visit in Europe.
Weekend with Gabi Volenko
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Weekend Course with Gabi Volenko

We had the great pleasure to enjoy a whole weekend of teachings with Gabi from Wuppertal.
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Weekend Course with Alfonso Costa

We warmly thank Alfonso for his great lectures about Teacher-Student-Relationship.
Weekend with Edita Berger
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Edita Berger at Europe Center

In 1983, Edita Berger took refuge with Lama Ole. Shortly after she started sharing her knowledge and experience in the function of a travelling teacher.