Every summer since 2008, friends from around the world travel to our Europe Center in Immenstadt, Germany, to meditate and listen to teachings together at the International Summer Course.
This year, many arrived weeks ago to volunteer their time and effort to build everything up. The course officially began on Monday, and already over 2000 students of Diamond Way Buddhism from over 40 countries have arrived, pitched their tents, and begun enjoying time together.
This year’s program begins with lectures by Diamond Way traveling teachers, and Tony Karam, invited by Lama Ole Nydahl. There’s also plenty of time to meditate and listen to short lectures on foundational Buddhist topics.
From Friday to Sunday, we’re excited to welcome Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa and his son Thugsey, accompanied by Karmapa’s wife Sangyumla. Karmapa will be giving a lecture and an empowerment.
Next week Lama Ole will be giving Mahamudra teachings, and, following the inauguration of the victory stupa in Copenhagen, Maniwa Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche returns to the Europe Center to give teachings and two empowerments.