Faces of the Transmission Weekend

We let the pictures do the talking if everybody had an amazing weekend or not…

Transmission Weekend with Lama Ole Nydahl

Lama Ole definitely gave us more than anyone could have expected: Mahamudra teachings by the 3rd Karmapa Rangjung Dorje, the Ganges Mahamudra by the great Mahasiddha Tilopa…

Lama Ole is back in the forest…

Following one of his oldest EC traditions, Lama Ole took to the Europe Center's own woods to cut some life trees.

Welcome Home Lama Ole

After more than half a year of retreat and traveling (which seemed like half an eternity to us here at the EC) Lama Ole Nydahl finally returned to the Allgäu – for a highly anticipated Mahamudra Transmission Weeke

Building up for the Transmission Weekend

Since Lama Ole had been gone so long, many hundreds of people registered for the Transmission Weekend, and we did our best to prepare things in a way that everybody would have a great time despite the "masses"…

Teachings with Gerd Boll

Diamond Way teacher Gerd Boll drove a long way from stormy Northern Germany to celebrate 10 years of EC with us, to give a series of lectures about Diamond Way Buddhism in daily life

Remembering Hannah Nydahl

Only a few days after we purchased the Europe Center, Hannah Nydahl, often referred to as the mother of Buddhism in the West, passed away on April 1, 2007.

10 Years Anniversary Celebrations

Time to celebrate! Lama Ole joined us via Skype and we browsed through 10 years of Europe Center history for a whole weekend…

10 Years Contract Signing Anniversary

Back in March 2007, the contract of purchase for Gut Hochreute aka. the Europe Center was signed and sealed!
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Diamond Way Teachers’ Meeting at the EC

As every year, the Diamond Way teachers from all over the world came to the Europe Center for a long weekend of exchange.

Statue filling course

For the first time, an open statue filling course took place in the big Europe Center gompa, creating an unprecedented surrounding for this precious activity.

Teachings with Lena Leonteva

Diamond Way teacher Lena Leonteva from Moscow shared her inspiring and extensive knowledge of the Karma Kagyu lineage's history with us for a whole weekend.

Winter Wonderland 2017

The Allgäu region hasn't seen this much snow for a few years – the whole Europe Center is magical all around. 🙂 We hope you enjoy the beautiful pictures!

Summer Course Team Meeting

As every year, the Summer Course team had its first meeting in January – never too early to start planning what's to come in August!

A weekend of deep teachings we did not expect…

In Diamond Way Buddhism, we learn and develop not only by listening to lectures or reading books, but we apply what we have learned in everyday life. We learn from the examples given by our Lamas and our friends on the way – in life and also in death. This week, two men showed deeply touching examples of how dying in Buddhism is a chance and not the end of everything that would have to be feared.