Power Brick Weekend

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Power Brick Weekend

November 27th, 2013

A perfect weekend to spend outside, beating on stones with hammers: Temperatures below freezing point and something between snow and rain. I guess everybody had that thought crossing his mind, when they took the first look out of the window on Saturday morning.

Despite those conditions soon enough almost 20 enthusiastic friends were happily cleaning bricks. Our work-force was augmented by a team of Russians from Archangelsk. They are on a European trip and passed by the EC on the weekend. We were thankful for every hand that could hold a hammer and they were happy to be pulled into activity instantly.

Two days of tireless work and a lot of dust later and we managed to clean the last 1600 bricks in one weekend. This was also possible thanks to the great support that our cleaners had. They were kept happy by countless cakes, Glühwein and an American breakfast on Sunday.

While a lot of people were busy outside, Meiken and her sewing crew prepared fabric to manufacture 400 cushions for our new gompa. They managed to cut all the fabric in only two days and will get busy sewing the cushions over the next weeks. All that activity inside and outside was rounded off by a great lecture on student-teacher relationship by Yomi.

A lot of people took part in this project and we are looking forward to enjoying the fruits of our work in the future brasserie, having a coffee and a great time together.

Thank you!

Success in Zoning Lawsuit

May 12th, 2012

Dearest friends,   Great news! Today the city of Immenstadt won the court case against the zoning for the master plan of our new building project. From now on there should be no more hindrances in completing the EC, and we will start building in the spring of 2013. The necessary permissions will be handed [...]

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We took advantage of the latest meetings with the architects at the EC in April to get an update from Caty and Ronald about the current status of the moreEC project and a peek behind-the-scenes of the construction in preparation. Project status – awaiting building permission. When we launched the moreEC project, we wanted to [...]

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Friends – here is the second of a three-part series of highlights from the interview we held with Lama Ole and Caty about moreEC last summer.  The full interview can be found in the “moreEC Reports” – http://more.ec/events/report/. ________ Q. We saw how the purchase of the Europe Center was a new stage for the international sangha, having [...]

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Americas Raffle for moreEC

December 24th, 2011

Though the EC may be a bit more distant in kilometers for us, we’re working hard in the Americas to bring the EC mindset ever closer.  The Americas moreEC Raffle was the first activity carried out across South, Central, and North America.  Despite plenty of logistic and linguistic challenges of organizing a raffle between 12 [...]

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On Saturday, December 12, the Vilnius centre had beautiful gala dinner with delicious food, good wine and hot flamenco dances on the table served as the desert. At the highest point of the party the on-line bridge was organized between Vilnius, Milan (as the center had 12 hour 16th Karmapa meditation marathon and moreEC fundraising party) and the [...]

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Friends – here is the first of a three-part series of highlights from the interview we held with Lama Ole and Caty about moreEC this summer.  The full interview can be found in the “moreEC Reports” – http://more.ec/events/report/. _________ Q. Lately a statement has been made that the Europe Center in the West has a function [...]

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About a month ago, many friends came together and had a great time at the moreEC Football Cup in Bochum. The idea behind the football cup was for friends to come together, play in a good team spirit, and just plain have fun while supporting the moreEC Campaign! And this we did! It was a [...]

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moreEC at the EC

December 18th, 2011

As the moreEC campaign kicked off in the whole world, the Europe Center itself wasn’t sleeping either. One of the first fundraising events was our Pub Quiz arranged according to the tradition of Dutch and English bars to challenge the brains of customers not only with the amount of beer they can drink but also [...]

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On the 19th of November the region of Middle Germany enjoyed the party “for nothing just to by generous” in Braunschweig. The idea was to create nice atmosphere with as little organization and financial effort as possible. We had barbecue, mulled wine and drinks, our DJs played music that people could order in a “jukebox”: [...]

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