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October 2017

EC Activity Weekend

October 27, 2017 - October 29, 2017

Joyful outdoor and indoor action, meditation, BBQ and more! Would you like to come for helping at the Europe Center? Our new activity weekends are a wonderful way to discover the EC and take part in the joyful activity indoors and outdoors. On the activity weekends friends from the local sangha as well as visitors from all over the planet meet to get a load of Bodhisattva work done, meditate together at the stupa or in the gompa, enjoy some…

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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
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 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
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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
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“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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Cosy xMas Days

December 22, 2017 - December 26, 2017
Europe Center, Hochreute 1
Immenstadt, Bavaria 87509 Germany
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Meditations, celebrations… You are welcome to join us for some cosy days during holiday season! We like to treasure our Western cultural heritage, so we also like to have a little xmas tree and exchange some small gifts even if we're Buddhists. :) However, the main idea is to spend quality time together, meditate and listen to a lecture or two! Please note that during these days more than ever, you are kindly asked to help with running the center…

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January 2018

EC Dive In!

January 4 - January 7
Europe Center, Hochreute 1
Immenstadt, Bavaria 87509 Germany
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We are starting a new series of events at the EC: Let’s dive in deeper! Let’s get together and meditate together, following our Lama’s wish! 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. This time, among other talks with Diamond Way teachers, Erik Weiss and Manfred Kessler will share their memories and knowledge of e.g.  “Meeting the 16th Karmapa”. 6€ per lecture,…

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Meditation Weekend with Julie Fallon (Denmark)

January 19 @ 8:00 pm - January 21 @ 3:00 pm
Europe Center, Hochreute 1
Immenstadt, Bavaria 87509 Germany
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We are looking forward to a weekend of intense meditation practice and lectures related to meditation! Diamond Way teacher Julie Fallon is the mother of two children. She works as a restoration architect in Denmark. In 1996, she took refuge and started to teach at the request of Lama Ole Nydahl in 2001. She lived in the Copenhagen Buddhist Center for eleven years. She now lives close to the Buddhist Retreat Center in Lolland, Denmark. Julie is one of the…

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February 2018

Mantra Rolling Weekend

February 2 - February 4
Europe Center, Hochreute 1
Immenstadt, Bavaria 87509 Germany
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In preparation of the Statue Filling Weekend, we will engage in a whole weekend of this intense Buddhist practice together. For filling a Buddha statue, we need a lot of special filling items. Among the things that will be placed inside the statue are mantras. Mantras are syllables and words that express a particular enlightened aspect of mind. The mantras are dyed with saffron water, which has preservative properties. They must then be dried, cut, and rolled. In order to…

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Summer Course Team Leaders Meeting

February 2 - February 4

The International Summer Course team leaders will come together at the EC for continuing planning for this year's International Summer Course (30/07 - 12/08). breakfast: 2€, lunch: 4€, dinner: 4€ For accommodation costs, please check http://europe-center.org/accomodation/  

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Statue Filling Weekend

February 9 - February 11
Europe Center, Hochreute 1
Immenstadt, Bavaria 87509 Germany
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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 @ 3:00 pm - February 25 @ 3:00 pm
Europe Center, Hochreute 1
Immenstadt, Bavaria 87509 Germany
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 “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 @ 6:00 pm - March 11 @ 4:00 pm
Europe Center, Hochreute 1
Immenstadt, Bavaria 87509 Germany
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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 @ 6:00 am - March 18 @ 4:00 pm
Europe Center, Hochreute 1
Immenstadt, Bavaria 87509 Germany
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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 @ 6:00 pm - April 8 @ 5:00 pm
Europe Center, Hochreute 1
Immenstadt, Bavaria 87509 Germany
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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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Big Summer Course Team meeting

April 13 @ 8:00 pm - April 15 @ 3:00 pm
Europe Center, Hochreute 1
Immenstadt, Bavaria 87509 Germany
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Want to join the International Summer Course Team? Now's the time to come and meet us, see who does what, how we function and what a happy family we are!     Please note we are trying a new registration system....please bear with us if it's not quite perfect yet!

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May 2018

Weekend Course with Lama Ole Nydahl

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

Open House

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Europe Center, Hochreute 1
Immenstadt, Bavaria 87509 Germany
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As every year, the Europe Center’s doors open up to everyone interested in Diamond Way Buddhism and the activity going on at the EC all year round.   You can participate in tours of the buildings and the premises, listen to introductory lectures about Diamond Way Buddhism and participate in a guided meditation. In between or afterwards, enjoy our homemade cakes, beverages and typical Bavarian specialties!   All lectures, tours and guided meditations are in German language.   Entry: free

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Riding the Bike! Weekend with Lama Ole’s Motorcycle Gang

June 15 @ 6:00 pm - June 17 @ 4:00 pm
Europe Center, Hochreute 1
Immenstadt, Bavaria 87509 Germany
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We would like to invite you to the historical first motorbike weekend at the EC WHEN? 15-17.6.2018 HOW? Teaching from friends who took part in the bike tour with the Lama several times. Combined with a motorbike tour on Saturday. For WHO? Simply for everybody + plus if you have a bike - come along and enjoy riding together. (Scooter and mopeds don't count as the bike categhory - Sorry :))) WHAT TO EXPECT? FRIDAY: We would start at the…

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July 2018

Summer Course Building-Up Preparation weekend

July 6 @ 7:00 am - July 8 @ 11:00 pm
Europe Center, Hochreute 1
Immenstadt, Bavaria 87509 Germany
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Come and join friends from around the world in building-up the 2018 International Summer Course. We spend our weekends working hard & having a lot of fun, whilst making and deepening friendships!   To register for a bed (if we still have some available) please email: join@europe-center.org   For team members please also complete all your dates on the Summer Course registration system.

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Summer Course Building-Up Weekend 1

July 13 @ 7:00 am - July 15 @ 11:00 pm
Europe Center, Hochreute 1
Immenstadt, Bavaria 87509 Germany
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Come and join friends from around the world in building-up the 2018 International Summer Course. We spend our weekends working hard & having a lot of fun, whilst making and deepening friendships!   To register for a bed (if we still have some available) please email: join@europe-center.org   For team members please also complete all your dates on the Summer Course registration system.

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