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February 2019

Weekend with Peter Gomez – Buddhist Refuge

February 8 - February 10

Join us for a weekend of teaching on Buddhist Refuge and plenty of meditation. Peter lives with his family in Southern Spain, where as many of you know, he's very active in the Karma Guen center. Friday: 8:00 pm Lecture with Peter Gomez then mediation Saturday: 11:00 am -Ngöndro  practice 3:00 pm -Lecture with Klaus and Peter 8:00 pm- Travel Teacher Panel- Klaus Neukirchen, Michael Gellings, and                              …

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Weekend with Roman Virt – View, Meditation and Action in Diamond Way Buddhism

February 15 - February 17

Roman, lives in Prague, is married and is the father of 2 kids. He will give teachings about the 3 pillars of Diamond Way Buddhism. More details to follow. To register please email us

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Mantra Rolling Weekend

February 16 - February 17

In preparation of the upcoming Statue Filling Weekend we will engage in this joyful Buddhist preparation practice together. More details to follow. To register please email us

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Mantra Rolling Weekend

February 23 - February 24

In preparation of the upcoming Statue Filling Weekend we will engage in this joyful Buddhist preparation practice together. More details to follow. To register please email us

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March 2019

Ngondro Weekend

March 9 - March 10

Come and join us for a weekend of deepening our practice and strengthening our bonds, by practicing and starting and ending sessions together. More details to follow. To register please email us

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“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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Weekenend with Wojtek Tracewski – Practice in Daily Life

March 23 - March 24

Our friend and experienced Travelling Teacher from Poland, who has been translating Lama Ole for many years; will give a weekend of teachings and guide meditation to inspire us, on how to keep the view in everyday life situations. To register please email us Program Saturday 23rd March 09:00    16th Karmapa meditation 10:00     Personal practice / EC activities 15:00     Lecture: The Four Foundational Practices – a step-by-step path 20:00    Teacher and student relationship in Buddhism Sunday 24th March…

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April 2019

Weekend with Eugene Trak – View, meditation, and action

April 6 - April 7

Since he met Lama Ole 1995 in San Francisco Eugene has helped to establish centers in the USA. He and his wife are involved in the development of the Western Retreat Center. He will share his insights on how to keep ones motivation and view while building a retreat center. This weekend will be shared with the Schwarzenberg Retreat Center (04-06) To register for accommodation please email us Saturday 6th April 09:00    16th Karmapa meditation 10:00     Personal practice /…

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Piotr Kalachyn – Teacher Student Relationship

April 12 - April 14

Piotr has been translating for Lama Ole in Russian speaking countries since 2008 and is currently living in Poland with his family. Piotr will give a weekend of teachings and guide meditation to inspire us on the relationship between teacher and student, which is indispensable in Diamond Way Buddhism. More details to follow. To register please email us

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Summer Course Team Weekend

April 27 - April 28

As every year the EC's International Summer Course Team will come together at the the EC to dot the i's and cross the t's for this year's course. Team member or not, you are very welcome to come and get involved!

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May 2019

Weekend with Denes András – The Four Foundational Practices

May 3 - May 5

Denes took Refuge in 1997, he now lives in the Budapest Buddhist center. He will speak about the Four Foundational Practices, the set of meditation practices, which build upon each other, and are one of the essential tools used in Diamond Way. More details to follow. To register please email us

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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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June 2019

Weekend with Vesna Cavic and Srdjan Ivanovic – Refuge and Meditation

June 7 - June 10

Vesna and her husband Srdjan have been hosting the Belgrade Buddhist Center in their home for 11 years. They will combine lectures about Refuge and Meditation with several practice sessions. More details to follow. To register please email us

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Ngondro weekend

June 29 - June 30

Come and join us for another weekend of deepening our practice and strengthening our bonds, by practicing and starting and ending sessions together. More details to follow. To register please email us

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July 2019

POSTPONED: Weekend with Jan Noutsos and Makis Achladiotis – Wisdom and Compassion

July 5 - July 7

The above Traveling Teacher weekend has be postponed due to Lama Ole's course in Tenovice. The new date will be announced on the webpage. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see you here at the EC soon.

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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

Meditation weekend

October 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Deepening our meditation and strengthening our bonds by practicing in several sessions together. To register and for more details please email: join@europe-center.org

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Ngöndro Weekend

October 3 - October 6

Come and join us for an extended Ngöndro (Four Foundational Practices) meditation weekend. Thursday 03 October 9:00 16th Karmapa meditation 11:00 Ngöndro session 16:00 Ngöndro session 20:00 16th Karmapa meditation 21:00 Ngöndro session Friday 04 October 18:00 8th Karmapa meditation 20:00 16th Karmapa meditation 21:00 Ngöndro session Saturday 05 October 9:00 16th Karmapa meditation 11:00 Ngöndro session 15:00 Ngöndro session 17:00 Ngöndro session 20:00 16th Karmapa meditation 20:30 Lecture about Ngöndro Sunday 06 October 9:00 16th Karmapa meditation 11:00 Ngöndro…

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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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November 2019

Weekend with Jan Noutsos and Makis Achladiotis

November 8 - November 10

Welcome to a weekend of meditation and teachings with Jan Noutsos  and Makis Achladiotis. Jan Noutsos met Lama Ole Nydahl in Athens in 1997, where he took Buddhist Refuge. Since then he has been involved in the international retreat center Karma Berchen Ling and has been teaching on behalf of Lama Ole since 2005.  He lives in Athens, is married and has two children. Makis Achladiotis took Buddhist Refuge with the 16th Karmapa in 1980. Lama Ole Nydahl asked Makis…

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