Lama Ole’s Closing Speech

On the last day of the course, Lama Ole reached out to his students in the Summer Course tent and all over the world with this touching speech we would like to share with you.

Summer Course 2017: Day 14

Nedo Rinpoche gave us another precious empowerment on the last day of this year’s Summer Course: the initiation into White Liberatrice (Skt. Sita Tara, Tib. Dolkar). After the empowerment, Lama Ole touched us deeply with his closing speech

Summer Course 2017: Day 13

Today Nedo Rinpoche gave his first ever empowerment at the Europe Center: the initation into Diamond Mind (Skt. Vajrasattva Tib. Dorje Sempa), the united purifying power of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas of all times and directions.

Summer Course 2017: Day 11 & 12

Nedo Rinpoche gave inspiring lectures in the mornings. His deep but also humorous teaching style kept everybody very attentive – and well-entertained, if we may say so. 🙂

Summer Course 2017: Day 10

Welcome home to the Europe Center, Nedo Rinpoche! For the first time we have the honor of having Nedo Rinpoche with us at the EC – and Rinpoche certainly took the hearts by storm…


Summer Course 2017: Day 9

In the morning, it was time to say goodbye to Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche, with lots of thankfulness and joy from all of us here at the EC.

Summer Course 2017: Day 8

On Monday Sherab Gyaltsen gave the Sojong vows for the coming 24 hours to those who wished to take it. What followed was an intense day of meditation practice and an enriching experience of acting with greater awareness than usual.

Summer Course 2017: Day 7

Two empowerments given by Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche in one weekend: today, we received the initiation into the main protector of the Karma Kagyu Lineage: Black Coat (Skt. Mahakala).

Summer Course 2017: Day 6

Maniwa Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche today gave us the great gift of an empowerment into his own main meditation aspect: Loving Eyes (Skt. Avalokiteshvara, Tib. Chenrezig), the Compassion of all Buddhas.


A Mantra Wheel for the EC

Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche inspected the Europe Center’s “Porter’s Lodge” this morning. The little house next to the old entrance gate is to become the home of a big prayer wheel.


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Course with His Eminence the 4th Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche

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 him the name Karma Migyur Drakpa Sengge Trinley Kunkhyab Palzangpo. The child, often referred to as Jamgon Yangsi, had been born the son of Beru Khyentse Rinpoche on 17 December, 1995 in the Kathmandu valley, Nepal on the anniversary of the birth of Tsongkhapa (the 25th of the Tibetan month). When Thaye Dorje first visited Bodhgaya on 23 December 1996, Yangsi Rinpoche despite his young age was able to spontaneously pick up some rice and toss it into the air as a mandala offering, signifying the auspicious connection between Karmapa and Jamgon Kongtrul. In 1997, at Beru Khyentse Rinpoche’s request, the Dalai Lama performed the hair-cutting ceremony for Jamgon Yangsi in Bodhgaya. In 2000 Penor Rinpoche, then head of the Nyingma sect, again reconfirmed Jamgon Yangsi as the genuine reincarnation of the Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye.


23/11    20:00    Lecture: The Teacher Student Relationship

24/11    20:00    Lecture: The Bodhisattva Attitude

25/11    10:00     Buddha of Limitless Life (Amitayus) Empowerment

26/11    10:00     Guru Rinpoche Empowerment

There will also be meditation sessions and possibly DWT lectures – full program to be confirmed and subject to change.

breakfast: 2€, lunch: 4€, dinner: 4€

Lecture by Diamond Way Teachers = €6
Lecture by Rinpoche = €12  Empowerment €20

Please note that we cannot accept any more registration for families, as our family rooms are full and we have a long waiting list. If you would like us to help you find a place to stay with the local sangha, please email: