Sunday, June 21, 2015

Meditation Weeks and Nepal Weekend with Lama Ole

As is tradition at the EC, we meditate in the Lama’s energy field when he comes to the Europe Center. This time, the meditation week was crowned by a weekend full of lectures with Lama Ole, packed with friends from everywhere – for the benefit of earthquake-stricken Nepal.

Half of all entry money, cake sales, karaoke singing at night and of course lots of generous donations on top went straight to the Nepal fund of the Diamond Way Buddhism Foundation, supporting the rebuilding of the monasteries at Kathmandu’s legendary Swayambhu Stupa. If you would also like to donate directly, you can find all the information right here:

Lama Ole, his wife Alexandra and Tomek Lehnert shared their impressions of Lama Ole’s visit to Kathmandu just before his arrival at the Europe Center. Some of the pictures of his visit there you can also look at by following the link above.

At 36°C in bright sunshine all weekend long, everybody made the most also of the breaks in between Mahamudra lectures and helping to run the kitchen or cleaning: swimming (and even yoga ;) ) in the lake, meditating in Karmapa’s garden at our Long Life Stupa or meeting old and new friends in the courtyard while enjoying a coffee from the open-air coffee bar, or getting explanations for their mediation practices underneath the apple trees in the garden.

What a weekend – to many it felt like a small Summer Course. And the big Summer Course is now anyway around the corner – thank you so much, Lama Ole, we very much look forward to seeing you again very soon!


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