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September 2017

Weekend course with Phil Carlisle (Australia)

September 22, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - September 24, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Europe Center, Hochreute 1
Immenstadt, Bavaria 87509 Germany

“View, Meditation and Action” Phil Carlisle has been a student of Lama Ole Nydahl for many years, travelling extensively with Lama Ole throughout Australia and New Zealand as well as Europe. Phil and his media company have recorded and produced video documentary of Lama Ole’s lectures as well as producing a concise teaching series used in centers world wide. Phil has been teaching Buddhism for a number of years within Australia and New Zealand and recently completed a teaching tour…

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October 2017

Weekend course with Susan & Chris Bixby (Canada)

October 20, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - October 22, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Europe Center, Hochreute 1
Immenstadt, Bavaria 87509 Germany

“Love and Partnership in Diamond Way Buddhism” Diamond Way teachers Susan and Chris Bixby live in the foothills of the magnificent Rockies near Calgary, Alberta, Canada. They met Lama Ole in 1994 and helped establish the Calgary Diamond Way Buddhist Center in 1995. They were asked by Hannah and Ole Nydahl to become travel teachers in 2006. Chris is a lawyer and Susan’s background is in education and art. They have been together for 51 amazing years and are blessed…

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November 2017

Southwest Germany Practice Course

November 17, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - November 19, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Europe Center, Hochreute 1
Immenstadt, Bavaria 87509 Germany

 Join the sanghas of Southwest Germany for meditation and lectures! Dear Friends, this year our wonderful South-West Meditation Course will be held at our Europe Center and you are warmly invited to join! We would like to focus on the topic „South-West Mandala meets the EC Mandala“. We have put together a very special program in order to celebrate our connections. We are looking forward to a wonderful and joyful time together. Please note that all lectures and meditations will…

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Course with His Eminence the 4th Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche

November 23, 2017 - November 26, 2017
Europe Center, Hochreute 1
Immenstadt, Bavaria 87509 Germany

One of the highest lamas of the Kagyu Lineage will give teachings at the Europe Center for the first time. We are very honored and much looking forward! The Jamgon Kongtruls are honored as lineage-holders of all the lineages of Tibetan Buddhism, although they are primarily identified with the Karma Kagyu lineage. The Jamgon Kongtruls have had a profound influence on many teachers and masters of the different schools. The fourth recognition occurred in December 1996, when Thaye Dorje gave…

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December 2017

Weekend course with Detlev Göbel (Germany)

December 8, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - December 10, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Europe Center, Hochreute 1
Immenstadt, Bavaria 87509 Germany

“Transmission in the Karma Kagyu Lineage” Lama Ole more often than not points out how important it is for us to know our roots. So we are very happy to invite you for a weekend of special lectures with historic details and information about our precious Karma Kagyu lineage most of us probably are not familiar with just yet. Diamond Way teacher Detlev Göbel from Munich will share his in-depth knowledge of the lineage with us in three lectures: The…

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February 2018

Statue Filling Weekend

February 9, 2018 - February 11, 2018
Europe Center, Hochreute 1
Immenstadt, Bavaria 87509 Germany

The ancient tradition of statue filling is an activity that brings the sangha together, creating strong bonds between us for probably more than just one lifetime, according to the Buddhist teachings. The teachings also say that everybody involved in such a process accumulates immense merit and very good karma, regardless of the nature of their contribution; be it rolling mantras, cleaning statues, cooking or looking after children to enable others to participate. We will fill statues together, listen to a…

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Weekend course with Edita Berger (Germany)

February 23, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - February 25, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Europe Center, Hochreute 1
Immenstadt, Bavaria 87509 Germany

 “Buddha Nature” Lectures based on a text by the 3rd Karmapa Edita is from Hamburg (Germany) and was the first Diamond Way teacher appointed by Lama Ole. She met Lama Ole in 1983. Profession: Psychotherapist Edita has travelled extensively with Lama Ole and Hannah and has a wealth of knowledge and meditation practice. Her style of teaching is clear, direct and practical. Detailed program to follow soon 6€ per lecture, breakfast: 2€, lunch: 4€, dinner: 4€ For accomodation costs, please check http://europe-center.org/accomodation/

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March 2018

Weekend Course with Alfonso Costa

March 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - March 11, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Europe Center, Hochreute 1
Immenstadt, Bavaria 87509 Germany

We warmly invite you to a weekend of teachings and meditation with Diamond Way teacher Alfonso Costa!   Weekend topic: “The Teacher-Student-Relationship in Diamond Way Buddhism”.   The lectures will also include: - Diamond Way Buddhism in Latin America - The Bodhisattva Way - The Lama - Source of Inspiration   Diamond Way teacher Alfonso was born in Peru in 1977. He took refuge with Lama Ole in 2002 and is a board member of the Diamond Way Buddhism foundation.…

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Weekend Course with Gabi Wohlfahrtstätter-Volenko & DWT meeting

March 16, 2018 @ 6:00 am - March 18, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Europe Center, Hochreute 1
Immenstadt, Bavaria 87509 Germany

We are very happy to invite you for a weekend of lectures with veteran Diamond Way teacher Gabi Wohlfahrtstätter-Volenko! Gabi Wohlfahrtstätter-Volenko was born 1954 in Düsseldorf, Germany. In 1972 she moved to Wuppertal to study music at the conservatory and then worked as a music teacher for children as well as an educator for students of music. In 1979, on a trip to Copenhagen, she visited the Buddhist center of the Karma Kagyu lineage, met with Tenga Rinpoche and Hannah…

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April 2018

Weekend Course with Michaela Fritzges

April 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - April 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Europe Center, Hochreute 1
Immenstadt, Bavaria 87509 Germany

We are very happy to invite you to a weekend with Michaela Fritzges Diamond Way teacher Michaela Fritzges is going to give lectures about working with the 5 disturbing emotions. Born in Berlin in 1959, Michaela took Buddhist refuge in 1984 with Lama Ole Nydahl. She studied three terms at the Karmapa International Buddhist Institute in New Delhi, India and from 1994–1998 she attended the summer university at Dagpo Kagyü Ling, France. From 1994-2009 she lived in Buddhist Center Kiel, where…

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May 2018

Weekend Course with Lama Ole Nydahl

May 11, 2018 @ 8:00 am - May 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Europe Center, Hochreute 1
Immenstadt, Bavaria 87509 Germany

We are really sorry, but we have had to close registration for the Transmission Weekend with Lama Ole, as we are now way over capacity* with the current registrations and whilst we won't stop anyone coming, we can't responsibly accept any more registrations. We have seriously considered putting up a big tent this year, but after careful consideration of the finances and logistics, it was found not to be viable right now, but we  might be able to next year,…

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July 2018

International Europe Center Summer Course

July 30, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - August 12, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Europe Center, Hochreute 1
Immenstadt, Bavaria 87509 Germany

Apart from Lama Ole Nydahl, every year other highly realized teachers from East and West are invited to the International Summer Course at the Europe Center, and they pass on their deep understanding of Buddha’s teachings. Just spending some time and meditating in their blessing field is greatly beneficial.   You can bring your tent and spend the night on the terraced meadows around the big event tents. There are hot showers, washrooms, toilets, and, of course, meals, which everyone…

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October 2018

Travelling Teacher weekend with Grisha Serebrianyi, Sasha Koibagarov and Marina Willer

October 12, 2018 - October 14, 2018

Join us for a weekend of teaching on “Meditation and the Teacher Student  relationship in Diamond Way” and meditation sessions with Grisha Serebrianyi, Sasha Koibagarov and Marina Willer from Russia. Sasha and Grisha supported Lama Ole’s work in Russia  from the beginning. We can expect interesting teachings and a lot of inside stories about the Diamond Way in Russia. More details to follow. To register, please email: join@europe-center.org

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November 2018

South West Germany Practice Course

November 16, 2018 - November 18, 2018

Dear Friends, this year our wonderful South West Practice Course will be held at our Europe Center and you are warmly invited to join! Please note that all lectures and meditations will be in English and German translation will be provided. More information & registration to follow soon.

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Weekend with Pedro & Dorrit Gomez

November 23, 2018 - November 25, 2018

Join for weekend of teachings and meditation with Pedro and Dorrit Gomez. We will hear about “The recent History of the Karma Kagyu Lineage", especially how the 17th Karmapa left Tibet and started his activity. To register please email: join@europe-center.org Flyer: EC_D&P_Gomez_2018_A4

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January 2019

Dive in to 2019 at the EC

January 3 - January 6

Welcome to the second year of diving in deeper to the New Year! We will ring in the new year with four days of  intense meditation practice, guided meditations, dharma teachings and story-telling evenings about our roots and history. More details to follow. To register please email us

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March 2019

“Riding the Tiger” Part 1 – Scandinavia & the Ukraine

March 14 - March 17

We are starting a new series of extended weekends, to remember the history & stories of how Diamond Way Buddhism’s arrived in the West. We will also present what’s going on in those countries now, to showcase the future of DWB. Here is the schedule: Wednesday - 13th of March 8:00pm 16 Karmapa meditation Thursday -14th of March 9:00am 16. Karmapa meditation 10- 13.00 meditation session 20.00 16th Karmapa meditation 20.45 Storytelling with pictures about EC Friday - 15th of…

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May 2019

Weekend with the Lama in our Heart

May 17 - May 19

UPDATE: As most of you are aware Lama Ole is no longer able to come to the EC for planned Transmission Weekend. However, he would like us to still to come together, and is therefore sending us three traveling teachers, Markus Kuhn,  Reka Mathe and Dima Laperashvili. Program* Thursday 16 May 11:00 Meditation Session 15:00 Meditation Session 20:00 Meditation or Travelling teacher panel Friday 17 May 11:00 Meditation Session guided by Travelling Teachers 15:00 Meditation Session guided by Travelling Teachers…

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July 2019

2019 International Summer Course

July 29 - August 11

Please check www.summercourse.ec for all info and registration a few months prior to the event!

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October 2019

Weekend with Jigme Rinpoche

October 25 - October 27

We are very happy to invite you to a weekend of teachings and an empowerment from Jigme Rinpoche. Lama Jigme Rinpoche was born into the family of H.H. the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa, as the brother of Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche. He received extensive teachings from the 16th Karmapa, who during his first visit in the West left him there as his representative. Since that time, Jigme Rinpoche has been guiding Karmapa’s seat in Europe, Dhagpo Kagyu Ling in France. Besides his…

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