Cafeteria, dining hall, brasserie, pub – call it what you like, but it’s the new heart of the Europe Center, and it’s definitely beating!
During the Meditation Days and the Transmission Weekend, at whichever time one chose to enter coming down from the gompa after meditation, for sure there were always friends to meet and lots of different activities going on. The kitchen run by so many voluntary helpers managed to spoil us with the most delicious meals three times a day. On most days, somewhere in the crowd was Lama Ole having dinner together with everyone and answering his students’ questions. And of course, the Transmission Weekend also brought our first big party in the new building – we did hardly spot anyone not dancing the night away!
The interiors of the EC’s new heart are still work in progress. For now we want to see what everyone’s needs and wishes are – for meeting, relaxing, working, chilling, chatting, watching movies or gathering for a jam session with guitar, drums and piano, and the furniture concept will be developed further accordingly.
However, the colorful mixture of big tables with space for smaller and bigger groups to eat, meet and connect in combination with small cafe house tables for online workers or more private talks seems to be already working very nicely. If you have suggestions how to make our new home even more cozy and convenient, please let us know – or just expect to be surprised next time you come!