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.

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.

Tibetan New Year

For Losar, the Tibetan new year, the EC-sangha decided to celebrate with the traditional momo-dish for dinner.
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Statue Filling Weekend

A group of our experienced statue fillers met at the Europe Center and guided a course in the ancient tradition of statue filling.

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.
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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!

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!