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  • The newly rebuilt barn with its large meditation hall and a lively café is becoming the beating heart of the Europe Center. Watch the daily rhythm of the center in this small animation from the 2013 "Be part of it" Summer Course.

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  • Living in beautiful Allgäu, we always like to participate in the local happenings. While dismantling the summer course at the Europe Center this year, our crew extended its activity to help out at the famous annual Allgäu triathlon. With some 20 friends we handed out drinks and food, provided uplifting tunes, and created a great atmosphere for the athletes!

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  • After some serious digging and foundation works, first walls and ceilings of the new building where the residents and guests of this international Buddhist center will live in future, started to raise from the ground. Despite the rainy weather, the new EC construction goes on. Watch the cement mixers in action in our new ECTV episode. This time lapse video covers August 5 to September 9, 2013. ...

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  • The joyful 2015 inauguration of the Europe Center, a vibrant international Buddhist center at the foothills of the German Alps, marked a historic day for Buddhism in the West. With the growth of Diamond Way Buddhism around the world, a central place was needed to connect all the meditation centers spreading rapidly in the West. Found in 2006, after 10 long years of searching, and open in 2008, i...

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  • When it was clear how the Europe Center's new large mediation hall in the restored barn would look, the wish for a great central Buddha statue formed. After receiving Lama Ole's and HH Karmapa's blessing, the project to create a 1.7m tall Buddha statue in the West began. When the inauguration of the meditation hall was approaching in August 2014 and the news about a new statue broke, everyone wa...

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  • When the Bern Diamond Way Buddhist center found out they had no place for their stupa in their new meditation center, they decided to find a good new home for it. They chose the Europe Center and thus the stupa built originally by Lopon Tsechu Rinpoche in the early 2000’s found its place in the meditation garden below the main EC villa. The video shows the stupa inauguration by Sherab Gyaltsen Ri...

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  • In Diamond Way Buddhism, we learn and develop not only by listening to lectures or reading books, but we apply what we have learned in everyday life. We learn from the examples given by our Lamas and our friends on the way – in life and also in death. This week, two men showed deeply […]

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  • Europe Center - Our vision comes true

    The joyful 2015 inauguration of the Europe Center, a vibrant international Buddhist center at the foothills of the German Alps, marked a historic day for Buddhism in the West. With the growth of Diamond Way Buddhism around the world, a central place was needed to connect all the meditation centers spreading rapidly in the West. Found in 2006, after 10 long years of searching, and open in 2008, i...

  • New Buddha arrives in the new EC meditation hall

    When it was clear how the Europe Center's new large mediation hall in the restored barn would look, the wish for a great central Buddha statue formed. After receiving Lama Ole's and HH Karmapa's blessing, the project to create a 1.7m tall Buddha statue in the West began. When the inauguration of the meditation hall was approaching in August 2014 and the news about a new statue broke, everyone wa...

  • Europe Center stupa inauguration

    When the Bern Diamond Way Buddhist center found out they had no place for their stupa in their new meditation center, they decided to find a good new home for it. They chose the Europe Center and thus the stupa built originally by Lopon Tsechu Rinpoche in the early 2000’s found its place in the meditation garden below the main EC villa. The video shows the stupa inauguration by Sherab Gyaltsen Ri...

  • EC Daily Rhythm

    The newly rebuilt barn with its large meditation hall and a lively café is becoming the beating heart of the Europe Center. Watch the daily rhythm of the center in this small animation from the 2013 "Be part of it" Summer Course.

  • ECTV Triathlon refreshment station

    Living in beautiful Allgäu, we always like to participate in the local happenings. While dismantling the summer course at the Europe Center this year, our crew extended its activity to help out at the famous annual Allgäu triathlon. With some 20 friends we handed out drinks and food, provided uplifting tunes, and created a great atmosphere for the athletes!

  • Placing the Bumpa for the EC Stupa [ECTV]

    As part of the construction of the new EC stupa, Lama Ole Nydahl took a break from his recovery to visit for a day and place the bumpa, a vase filled with blessed objects.

  • Return of the roof tiles! - Construction April to May [ECTV]

    The terra cotta tiles were laid on the roof of our future gompa again in April & May 2014. What a difference!

  • Joyful Autumn Effort - Construction from September to December [ECTV]

    Bringing the barn back and bashing bricks for our future! As green changed to orange and finally to white, the developments on the barn, our future meditation hall, continued until the lovely old building had walls and a roof again, weather tight for winter!

  • Making Space - Dismantling, Digging & Building [ECTV]

    Before we could build our beautiful new gompa and residential wing, we needed to make some space: taking down the old barn and tool shop, excavating, and starting to build up our new space. The Europe Center is evolving!

  • Walls & ceilings - construction update [ECTV]

    After some serious digging and foundation works, first walls and ceilings of the new building where the residents and guests of this international Buddhist center will live in future, started to raise from the ground. Despite the rainy weather, the new EC construction goes on. Watch the cement mixers in action in our new ECTV episode. This time lapse video covers August 5 to September 9, 2013. ...

  • Be Part Of It! - moreEC Fundraising - Summer Course 2013 [ECTV]

    moreEC: more space for meditation, teachings and friends at the Europe Center! To help us raise the required funds, the moreEC stand at the Summer Course helps everyone to be part of it!

  • Our Local Connections - Summer Course 2013 [ECTV]

    At the Europe Center, and especially during the Summer Course, we buy thousands of kilos of food, drink and other supplies from local suppliers, keeping our friends at the course happy, and making good friends in the region.

  • Buddhas For Centers - Summer Course 2013 [ECTV]

    Every year at the Summer Course, Buddha statues of the highest quality are exhibited for Diamond Way Buddhist meditation centers around the to select and bring home to their altars.

  • Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche Arrives - Summer Course 2013 [ECTV]

    Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche arrived at the Summer Course on the night of August 8th. On the 11th he will give an empowerment into Amitabha, the Buddha of the Conscious Dying (tib. Phowa) meditation, and on the 18th an empowerment into Mahakala, a Buddhist protector.

  • Job Center - Summer Course 2013 [ECTV]

    How do we achieve so much together every year at the Summer Course? The Job Center in the Dining Tent finds hundreds of volunteers a day for everything from cutting vegetables to washing "funky" dishes. Come help!

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  • Christmas at the EC with Amadeo Rosenheim

    Yes, even we Buddhists like to embrace traditional Western culture: decorating a tree in the living room, having lots of good food together and exchanging presents! However, we even go lots on top this Christmas: Diamond Way teacher Amadeo Rosenheim from Mexico came to give lectures (and to deliver a brilliant performance in the pantomime […]

  • Gompa cleaning, large scale!

    Not only did our friends who cleaned the 400 sqm meditation hall surely accumulate lots of merit, they also had an awesome time climbing under the massive roof in order to clean the ventilation pipes! :) The meditation cushions obviously have been used a lot since the inauguration of our precious big gompa, so all […]

  • Inauguration of the first EC field barn

    You think we’re done with building at the EC? Think again! :) The first of four field barns on the Summer course premises built in the style of the Allgäu region was properly inaugurated by our carpenters and many friends who came to celebrate in (semi-)traditional style. Edwin pulled out his Sunday best carpenter’s outfit […]

  • Schwaben-Allgäu Course with Diamond Way Teacher Klaus Neukirchen

    The Europe Center is located in the Allgäu region of Bavaria, which historically belongs to the area of Swabia. The friends from the local centers surrounding and supporting the Europe Center with their man power and surplus spent a weekend together practicing, sharing and listening to teachings by Diamond Way teacher Klaus Neukirchen. Klaus recently […]

  • Phowa meditation practice on full moon

    Full moon is traditionally considered to be an excellent time for meditation, increasing the intensity and multiplying the good impressions. So with those who have completed a Phowa course with Lama Ole Nydahl, we practice this precious meditation on full moon nights. Lama Ole has taught this transference of consciousness meditation to more than 80,000 […]

  • Bavarian Centers Meeting

    This year the Bavarian Diamond Way Buddhist centers took to the Europe Center for their annual meeting. The Sanghas from the centers all over Bavaria have been helping a lot at the EC from the beginning on. There are 31 Diamond Way Buddhist Centers in Bavaria, Germany’s largest federal state by area and second largest […]

  • Welcome back to the EC, Lama Toensang!

    The best things come when you least expect them! With only ten day notice beforehand, we had the wonderful chance to host a long weekend with Lama Toensang of Montchardon in France at the Europe Center. Lama Toensang spent his youth in Tibet, under the guidance of H.H. the 16th Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje. Through […]

  • A Wonderful Weekend with Lama Toensang

    Lama Toensang came to the EC to give us the precious empowerment into Milarepa – and so much more… Despite the short notice, 700 people made it for the weekend with empowerment, lecture and spontaneous storytelling in sunny and warm autumn weather. A truly memorable weekend! This was the fourth empowerment Lama Toensang has given […]

  • A very fulfilled day with Lama Toensang

    As if the Milarepa empowerment, high teachings and a long story-telling evening had not already been such a great gift, Lama Toensang left it up to the EC sangha to get the most out of spending one more day with us on Monday! Lama Toensang had breakfast, lunch and dinner together with us in the […]

  • Weekend courses with Diamond Way Teachers

    Did you know that we now frequently have whole weekend courses full of meditation practice and lectures with Diamond Way teachers at the Europe Center? You are warmly invited! This time, Anton Orlov from Israel guided the meditations and gave lectures, joined by local Diamond Way Teachers for some sessions. Anton Orlov has been practicing […]

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