During the weekend of April 21-22, the long-planned meeting finally took place. Friends from different editorial boards of our magazines found a free window in their tight schedules to meet.
Did you know that our oldest magazines – the German Buddhismus Heute and Polish Diamentowa Droga – have already published more than 50 issues? This means more than 25 years of work. At the same time, we have enthusiastic friends in “new Buddhist countries” who are about to prepare their first issues.
This was also the reason why the meeting took place – to get to know our history, our ways of working, different conditions in different countries, to share experiences and materials, and above all to get to know each other.
The meeting was attended by friends from Germany, Poland, The Czech Republic, France, Greece, the USA, Estonia, and Venezuela,. We had a lot to share and also a lot of fun.
On Saturday morning Detlev told us about the history of the German Buddhismus Heute magazine. He also showed us the very first issues from the time without printers, fax machines and cell phones. In the afternoon our friends from the Polish Diamentowa Droga presented their workflow and familiarized us with the process of preparing their magazine. In the evening there was time for sharing ideas and suggestions about our future cooperation, which will bring even more beautiful and useful magazines to our countries. During the day some friends from Russia, Hungary and South America also joined in via Skype.
On Sunday we continued on the practical level, preparing questions together for the interview with Jigme Rinpoche that will take place in June at Karma Guen in Spain.
And since all the participants found the meeting useful, we are already thinking of having such a meeting again in the future—we will definitely meet at least briefly during the Summer course. We all hope that such meetings will also bring some benefit to you – the readers of our Buddhism Today magazines.
Honza from Czech Buddhism Today