During Lama Ole’s 4 week tour of Australia and New Zealand, we were deeply impressed how much the Europe Center is in the hearts of the friends there. Many already made the long journey from the other side of the globe at least once, some are planning to come, and over 25 are already supporting the project with regular donations as an I Grow EC member – sometimes even though they have not been here themselves yet!
The interest in what’s been going on at the EC and what the plans for the new building are is so great that we did three presentations to keep everyone in the loop – in Perth, Canberra and Christchurch.
So what motivates the Aussie and Kiwi EC growers to give their support?
“Without question, the No. 1 function for me is that the EC is the hub where connections are made and experiences are exchanged.”
“I loved it, and had a very hard time leaving. I met so many wonderful people, reestablished numerous old, old connections, fell in love, and worked my head off in a whirlwind that tested boundaries and proved conclusively that most of them are purely concepts.”
“Memories? Taking breaks with Markus, sitting on the table in front of the barn also always brings a smile to my face. And working behind the bar in the Baucafe. And and and…”
“I was blown away by the scenery. For an Australian it was quite amazing – a picture postcard come to life.”
“I understand that the EC will be the center of information, inspiration and coordination for Diamond Way buddhist activity all around the world. And if we want to see buddhism growing – we need to grow the EC!”
Yep, agree! And by the way – you don’t have to live in Australia or New Zealand to grow our Europe Center, of course. ;-)