On 20 May 20, a bright sunny day, the "Ground Breaking Ceremony" for the eight Stupas project took place under the guidance of Lama Chogdrup Dorje. The ceremony was carried out as planned in the presence of friends from several different nations. During the ceremony, symbolic offerings including specially made Tibetan [...]
We have just finished the 8th Karmapa retreat in Berchen Ling. One week of perfect conditions for practice. The stillness and breathtaking beauty of the mountain, great hosts, friends coming from across Europe and of course, four sessions a day of practice. All who took part were thankful for this opportunity and wish everyone much [...]
Right before the inauguration of a great Kalachakra Stupa (2010) friends asked us to build a small retreat house in the most beautiful of our retreat places – Karma Berchen Ling. We had just two weeks to do so, and in the same time to finish it completely in order to break a pattern we’ve all seen [...]
This autumn we built a new room for the Generator. Many friends were involved in the process and now we have a new super sound isolated room. The old wooden toilet was destroyed and now there is a lot of space behind the container.
After more than 3 years, the Stupa info board is ready. The visitors of the place can find there all relevant information about the Stupa, about Lama Ole Nydahl activity and about the centers on the Diamond Way. The board itself is made in France from volcano stone and has exquisite ceramic print.
The 72 hours prostration retreat is always very inspiring. This year again close to 40 people did prostrations non stop for 3 days and 3 nights. Many had their breakthroughs and deepened their practice. In the evenings we had great answers by Daria N Martens, Nick Sabev, Christos Maglousidis and of course the local protector [...]
As it is slowly becoming a custom Czech month in Karma Berchen Ling went in a spirit of meditation. One week or even the whole month to meditate together in this striking place may seem as quite a challenge, but we were strongly supported by the blessing field of the place and a friendly and [...]
At the evening of the 26th of December as in the previous 4 years the retreat of the Thessaloniki Sangha in KBL started. 5 of us joined Stephan from Germany for a week of meditation sessions and lectures. Jan, Nevi and Christoph joined and with Dimitris, Makis, Elena, Dimitris and Katerina Athens joined and we [...]
Right from the beginning when I arrived at the plateau of KBL the deep feeling of coming home jumped into my heart ... Such an outstanding place ... so much wideness of space surrounded by incredible mountains and timeless stars above filled up with idealistic and trustable friends!!! Thank you deeply for that time together! [...]
This year KBL turned out to be the best place for combining meditation with subtleties of Kagyu philosophy as presented by 3rd Karmapa. Two meditation sessions - one in the morning and one in the afternoon became the frame for our discussions of the view explaining that everything is mind. We learnt to distinguish eight [...]