Guru Rinpoche Empowerment

Guru Rinpoche – all obstacles could be overcome by praying to him, invoking our own strength, and thus realizing our own inner power and Buddha nature…

The Power Is in the Eyes

Their eyes lock with his and they stare into him. Babies especially, mouths wide open, their innocent eyes look to his and never break away. Their little hands in is – so tender and touching, it melts my heart.

Amitayus Empowerment

To reach a high level of realization and a deep understanding of the Buddhist teachings, one needs a long and healthy life.

Teacher-Student-Relationship

Jamgon Kontrul Rinpoche told us last night that the Buddha appears to us in the form of our teacher. That the most important relationship we will have in our lives is to our teacher…

The Golden Hour

Welcome to the golden hour. A time when the sun is just setting over the horizon, and the light takes on a mystic and incredible golden quality that washes over everything in warmth and beauty.

An excursion into Germany’s History

What’s the most impressive historic monument in Bavaria one can show to visitors from near or far away? Yes, very likely the fairy tale castle Neuschwanstein, just an hour’s drive away from the EC.

Welcome, Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche!

We are very happy to welcome one of the greatest lineage holders of our Karma Kagyu school to the EC: Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche is here on the invitation of Lama Ole Nydahl.

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A Mantra Wheel for the EC

Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche inspected the Europe Center’s “Porter’s Lodge” this morning. The little house next to the old entrance gate is to become the home of a big prayer wheel.

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Summer Course 2017: Day 2

Lectures, lectures, lectures… and quite a storm! Lama Ole answered boxes of questions in the afternoon while everybody tried to find their own way of dealing with 40+ degrees in the gompa tent.

The Lamas are back in town!

It amazes us every time our teachers are at the Europe Center how suddenly things seem to flow so much easier. We are so lucky to have two whole weeks in their presence before us!