We have to admit there is one day during the summer course building-up phase that might be our favorite day. After weeks of driving screws into the afterwards everything-proof kitchen tent floor in any weather from pouring rain to 35 degrees bright sunshine. It’s the day the big tents go up!
Within only a few hours and with the help of pretty much all present helpers from many countries, first the metal construction goes up, immediately followed by the white tarpaulins being pulled across the construction strip by strip. Every year, it’s the most obvious evidence of how much can be done together in no time- with so much fun to come along despite the really tough work.
And every year, the summer course build-up just seems to become even a little bit more powerful, a little bit more joyful and at the same time more relaxed. Every year new people join the team and become friends – starting and finishing the day with two common 16th Karmapa meditations, working “on the hill” all day long and then somehow still finding the energy to celebrate with friends in the Baucafe at night.
All our admiration to everyone involved in this build-up – you manage to impress and inspire us deeply time and again!