Cancellation of events and the regular program at the EC

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation and because the Europe Center normally hosts a lot international guests, the decision has been made to put the safety of our friends from around the world and of the local inhabitants of Immenstadt above all else.

Therefore, we have cancelled our events and the regular program for the foreseeable future and cannot offer any accommodation to guests and cannot host any daily visitors until further notice.

We will being reviewing this regularly, and sincerely hope to host everyone at the EC again, very soon.

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April 2019

Weekend with Eugene Trak – View, meditation, and action

April 6, 2019 - April 7, 2019

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, 2019 - April 14, 2019

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, 2019 - April 28, 2019

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, 2019 - May 5, 2019

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, 2019 - May 19, 2019

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, 2019 - June 10, 2019

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, 2019 - June 30, 2019

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, 2019 - July 7, 2019

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, 2019 - August 11, 2019

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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 - October 6, 2019

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, 2019 - October 27, 2019

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, 2019 - November 10, 2019

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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Saturday night lecture

November 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for a lecture on "The Diamond Way" from Tini Schneider and Hinrich Vollmer. No registration required unless you wish to stay overnight, then please email: join@europe-center.org

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December 2019

Weekend with Steve James

December 6, 2019 - December 8, 2019

Join us for a weekend of meditation and teachings on Buddhist Refuge with Steve James. Steve took Buddhist Refuge in 1993 and has been teaching on behalf of Lama Ole since 1999. He was intregal in starting the first Diamond Way Buddhist Centers in the UK, and has helped in the editing of Lama Ole Nydahl's books and meditation texts in English. The lives and works in London. To register, please email: join@europe-center.org Program (Lecture/Q&A €6 each) Friday 06.12 20:00…

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January 2020

“Dive In“ Meditation Days

January 2 - January 6
Dive-in-EC-2020

Let's ring in the New Year together with 5 days of intensive meditation practice, lectures and story telling evenings with Travelling Teachers. To register, please email: join@europe-center.org Lecture Program  02.01 - Thursday: What is Diamond Way Buddhism? 03.01 - Friday: Meditation in Diamond Way Buddhism 04.01 - Saturday: The Teacher and Student Relationship 05.01 - Sunday: Buddhism in Daily Life All lectures are at 20:00 and cost €6 each.

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Saturday night lecture

January 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for a lecture on "Death and Rebirth" from Renate Scholz and Ulrike Markusch. No registration required unless you wish to stay overnight, then please email: join@europe-center.org

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Weekend with Rafał Olech and Artur Przybysławski

January 31 - February 2

Rafał and Artur will join us for a weekend of meditation and teachings on "View, Meditation and Action in Diamond Way Buddhism". In addition to the formal Dharma program there will be a presentation on the history and activity of Diamond Way Buddhism in Poland, complemented with Polish food and entertainement. Artur took Buddhist Refuge in 1994 and has been teaching on behalf of Lama Ole since 2006.  He works  at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, where he teaches Tibetan language…

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February 2020

Saturday Night Lecture

February 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for a lecture on "Love and Partnership" by Denica Lilova and Gerhard Waldner. No registration required unless you wish to stay overnight, then please email: join@europe-center.org

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July 2020

2020 International Summer Course – Cancelled

July 27 - August 9

We are sorry to announce that as the German government has stated that large events will not be permitted until at least August 31, we have no choice but to cancel the International Summer Course 2020 at the Europe Center. We will be overjoyed to see you back in the Allgäu in 2021.

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