The days between christmas and New Year’s Eve at the EC were mainly about meeting up with families and friends and enjoying activities one never seems to have quite enough time for.
So we meditated a lot and spent the evenings watching Lama Ole’s lectures at the New Year’s course in Vienna via live streaming together. More or less around the clock, the gompa was so full that we decided to heat the Diamond Room as well and meditated in two places.
Meanwhile upstairs in the villa, our painters practiced line art drawings of Buddha forms. Right next to them, the diligent team of seamstresses worked joyfully on the 400 meditation cushions for our new EC gompa, which is to be inaugurated next Summer Course!