EC Blog Archive for the ‘EC Stupa’ Category
In the Allgäu region it is said that winter lasts “from O to O” – from “October” to “Ostern (Easter)”. This weather proverb seemed to prove correct.
While the Europe Center was pretty much deserted due to the course in Kassel with Lama Ole Nydahl, our Easter eggs fell from the sky in fluffy, white crystal form this year, giving us just another opportunity for some beautiful photographic impressions. We hope you enjoy them!
There was one thing we really wished for prior to the Transmission Weekend – sunny weather, which would enable everyone to spend time outside and simply spread out across the grounds of the EC. Well – we got a sun eclipse to watch on Friday, but then the cloudy skies delivered everything from fog to rain and snow over the weekend!
However – with a lot of creativity, flexibility, patience and joy, everyone got their delicious meals, found a (sometimes rather unusual) place to eat, and simply made the best of the breaks in between the lectures with Lama Ole and the Diamond Way teachers: talking to old and new friends from the other end of the world while queuing for food or coffee, meditating, circumambulating the stupa, grabbing some mini jobs to help running the event, and, and, and…
Looking at the happy faces and the feedback we got, everyone had a great weekend that showed clearly how important it is that we have our new, bigger Europe Center now, and how much joy it brings along!
New Year’s Eve’s colorful party night was followed by a first day of the year that could hardly have been more beautiful.
After days of intense snowfall the sky cleared completely, turning the Europe Center and its surroundings into a white and blue daydream, inviting the kids for sledding all day long and everyone else for a refreshing walk outside. Great start for 2015!
The months of October and November are traditionally more quiet at the EC – lots of time to focus on meditation, getting the place ready for winter and spending quality time with friends! And the brightly colored foliage, clear air and bright sunshine bring along lots of opportunities for beautiful pictures, especially in the morning hours.