Today Nedo Rinpoche gave his first ever empowerment at the Europe Center: the initation into Diamond Mind (Skt. Vajrasattva Tib. Dorje Sempa), the united purifying power of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas of all times and directions.

Nedo Rinpoche gave inspiring lectures in the mornings. His deep but also humorous teaching style kept everybody very attentive – and well-entertained, if we may say so. 🙂

Welcome home to the Europe Center, Nedo Rinpoche! For the first time we have the honor of having Nedo Rinpoche with us at the EC – and Rinpoche certainly took the hearts by storm…

In the morning, it was time to say goodbye to Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche, with lots of thankfulness and joy from all of us here at the EC.

We are happy to share this year’s exhibition in the gompa tent with you: very brief but at the same time deeply inspiring insights into the lives of the 16 Karmapas, the heads of the Karma Kagyü Lineage.

On Monday Sherab Gyaltsen gave the Sojong vows for the coming 24 hours to those who wished to take it. What followed was an intense day of meditation practice and an enriching experience of acting with greater awareness than usual.

Two empowerments given by Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche in one weekend: today, we received the initiation into the main protector of the Karma Kagyu Lineage: Black Coat (Skt. Mahakala).

Maniwa Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche today gave us the great gift of an empowerment into his own main meditation aspect: Loving Eyes (Skt. Avalokiteshvara, Tib. Chenrezig), the Compassion of all Buddhas.

It would be wonderful to be able to share all the precious teachings we are getting every single day at the moment from Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche and Lama Ole Nydahl…

Besides the precious teachings we are getting from the lamas, there is of course even so much more to the Summer Course than that. For example, Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche goes for a walk almost every day