Whoever hadn’t seen the new Europe Center buildings got his or her chance at the Open House day with tours of the premises, the new buildings, the villa and of course the possibility to try a meditation as well.
Surprise of the day was definitely the weather – all the fresh green and beautiful spring flowers sudenly got covered up with quite a few centimeters of snow! However, the Allgäu people say that there is no bad weather, there is just bad clothing! So the weather did not keep app. 500 visitors from checking out the EC and Diamond Way Buddhism!
Lots of lively exchange between visitors and Buddhists too place everywhere, with many questions answered and lots of laughter in between. Introductory talks and guided meditations in our beautiful meditation hall under the old roof of the barn were one option for the visitors, the guided tours of the old and new buildings were another. There was even the possibility for a glance through one of the open windows of the new building to get an impression of how the currently 38 inhabitants of the Europe Center live their everyday lives.
Of course, for those who missed this chance of getting to know the Europe Center and Diamond Way Buddhism and take part in a meditation, it is not too late: every Thursday at 7pm, anyone is welcome to join an introductory talk and the guided meditation in German language afterwards.