Maniwa Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche arrived at the Europe Center on Thursday, August 8th and he gave an action-packed 3-day program to thousands of friends that joined the International Summer Course this year.

It was an honor for us to host Nedo Kuchung Rinpoche in the Europe Center from 24th through the 26th of September 2018.

The grand finale: on the last day of this year’s International Summer Course, Nedo Kuchung Rinpoche gave us the precious empowerment into the main protector of the Karma Kagyu Lineage.

For the second Summer Course in a row, Nedo Rinpoche gave us the precious empowerment into the purifying energy of all Buddhas: Diamond Mind (Skt. Vajrasattva, Tib. Dorje Sempa)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.