Statue filling course

For the first time, an open statue filling course took place in the big Europe Center gompa, creating an unprecedented surrounding for this precious activity.


Summer Course Building Up weekend 2

Come and join friends from around the world in building-up the 2017 International Summer Course.

We spend our weekends working hard & having a lot of fun, whilst making and deepening friendships!

To register for a bed please email: For team members please also complete all your dates on the Summer Course registration system.

Weekend with Manfred Seegers:
Teachings on practice and transmission in the Karma Kagyu lineage

Manfred Seegers became Buddhist in 1982 when taking refuge with Lama Ole Nydahl. He is an authorized Buddhist teacher after having completed a five-year study program under Khenpo Lama Thubten in Germany.

From 1990 until 2000 he has studied and taught at the ”Karmapa International Buddhist  Institute” in New Delhi, India, where he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Buddhist Philosophy. In 2009 he was awarded a Master of Philosophy degree in Religious Studies by the University of Kent, UK, and is currently a doctoral candidate in Tibetology at the University of Hamburg, Germany. As a Diamond Way teacher he holds lectures and seminaries in many different countries.

He is the author of many articles on Buddhist topics, as well as the books “Buddhist Terms”, translated into 10 languages, “Knowledge on Meditation,” “Aspects of Timeless Wisdom,” and co-author of the exhibition catalogue “Space and Bliss: Buddhist statues and Ritual implements.”

Program and registration coming soon!

Weekend of teachings
with Maike Brill & Rob Sok
PLUS: The Big Summer Course Team meeting

Come and enjoy a weekend of teachings on “Love & Partnership from Maike Brill and Rob Sok!

PLUS: The Summer Course Team will be having their annual meeting, planning, sharing info, time and listening to teachings together.

Being long term Buddhist practitioners, married and close students of Lama Ole Nydahl, Maike and Rob offer a wealth of Buddhist knowledge with extensive life experience. Currently living in Canberra, they have helped develop and run the Diamond Way Buddhist center for the past 10 years. Rob is an exploration geologist and Maike works as a therapist specializing in speech practices.


Weekend course with Wojtek Tracewski

We invite you to come and join a weekend of teachings with Diamond Way teacher Wojtek Tracewski from Poland.

Wojtek Tracewski, born in 1962, graduated from the Art Academy of Warsaw and for several years was a painter. He took refuge with Lama Ole Nydahl in 1980, and in 1988 he started to translate Lama Ole’s lectures and books.  At the request of Lama Ole, he began giving lectures in 1992. He is currently the editor-in-chief of the Polish Buddhist magazine “Diamond Way.”

Please register by emailing join@


31 Mar.
20:00 The History of Diamond Way Buddhism in the West

01 Apr.
11:00 meditation session
15:00 View, Meditation, Action – Part 1: View
20:00 View, Meditation, Action – Part 2: Meditation

02 Apr.
11:00 View, Meditation, Action – Part 3: Action

Lectures €6

10 years of EC celebrations PLUS Buddhism in daily life – a weekend with Gerd Boll

Dearest friends.

Believe it or not: it’s been 10 years of the Europe Center in Allgäu this weekend!

10 years ago on March 26, 2007, the contract for the purchase of Gut Hochreute was signed – and the rest is history, which we are going to present to you in a beautiful photo exhibition in the pub, as well as with a presentation on Sunday.

The whole weekend will be full of lectures, activity and celebrations with Diamond Way teacher Gerd Boll. A longterm student of Lama Ole and father of six children, Gerd owns and manages an organic farm in Northern Germany. His lively lectures are full of examples and practical advice for Buddhist practice in everyday life.

AND because the weather will be awesome and Gerd knows a thing or two about joyful outdoor activity, you are warmly invited to join our Saturday morning outdoor action with Gerd and the EC’s outdoor team!

Lectures: 6€ entry

You are still welcome to register by emailing Looking forward to celebrating with you!

Fri 24 Mar.
20:00         Introduction into Diamondway Buddhism

Sat 25 Mar.
10 years anniversary photo exhibition in the pub
11:00         EC outdoor activity with Gerd Boll
15:00         Lecture: Karma
20:00         Lecture: Meditation in Diamond Way
afterwards EC birthday party

Sun 26 Mar.
9:30          Streaming with Lama Ole on occasion of the 10 year anniversary in the gompa
afterwards Lecture: Buddhism in daily life
14:00        presentation with pictures from the first years in the EC