German-speaking Buddhist centers meet in Braunschweig

26.-28. May 2017 / Braunschweig, Germany

Once a year all the Diamond Way Buddhist centers founded by Lama Ole Nydahl from German-speaking countries, meet in Braunschweig, Germany to coordinate their activity, exchange experience, and present their plans. For the first time this year, we’re meeting in the springtime, a welcome change in weather to the usual October meeting.

After the meeting in 2016 when Lama Ole was in retreat, everyone is pleased to have him back at the meeting again to answer questions, hear about our challenges and provide guidance to his centers.

The remarkable center here in Braunschweig was built as an iron foundry, then served as a heavy vehicle workshop until we bought it in 2003. A unique aspect of the center is the sunny “Buddha factory”, where unique knowledge about the art of statues has been taught by Eastern teachers, and beautiful clay Buddhas are created regularly for our other centers around the world.

Topics discussed this year include the role of the “new generation Buddhists”, young people who are interested in participation in centers, how to find the balance between collaborative decisions in large groups and the integration of the knowledge of members with many years of experience.

Categories: Buddhist Centers

Related articles:

German-speaking centers meeting in Braunschweig

German-Speaking Diamond Way Centers Meet in Braunschweig

On the last weekend of October, Braunschweig is the place to be for everyone who actively supports our Buddhist centers in German-speaking countries. This year over 500 representatives from Germany, Austria and Switzerland came to together to coordinate common activities … Continued

Carrying the Moscow Buddha to his new home.

Moscow Buddhist Center moves and grows

After one last meditation in the crowded gompa of our old center, we finally moved into the BIG MOSKOVSKY, our new and far larger Moscow Buddhist Center, centrally located near the Red Square and the main train station. With one … Continued

Buddhism in Ireland

Buddhism in Ireland: the first 10 years of Diamond Way

Diamond Way Buddhism in Ireland has its 10-year anniversary this year. Back in 2005, the height of the economic boom saw Ireland become a prime destination for young enthusiastic people from all over the globe to come and progress their … Continued