About our Network meetings


If you would like to receive an invitation, please contact the organizers
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
More information about the requirements for participation can be found here at the end of the page. Contact organisers.

Annual meetings in centers

The Network meets for three or four days annually at the end of September, immediately before or after the European Buddhist Union meeting. Meetings are hosted by Buddhist centers across Europe.

The meeting is not a conference, though there is often a theme. Many different formats are used to facilitate the meeting, open space discussion, small groups, presentations, practice sessions, world café, walks and sharing meals together.

Inspiration for the network

The inspiration for the network came from a meeting in 1993 held in Dharamsala, India, between His Holiness the fourteenth Dalai Lama and a group of Western dharma teachers from the major Buddhist traditions in Europe and America. 

The aim of the meeting was to discuss a range of issues concerning the transmission of Buddhadharma in the West. The following themes emerged:

  • a responsibility to work towards creating a better world for all forms of life
  • avoidance of divisive sectarianism within Buddhism
  • the need to affirm the equality of the sexes
  • the relevance of contemporary psychological understandings of the mind
  • the need to advise students of Buddhism to exercise care in choosing authentic teachers
  • the importance of the highest standards of ethical behaviour from teachers towards their students
  • the need to differentiate the essential teachings of Buddhism from its cultural trapping

Implementing these values is the raison d’etre of the Network of Buddhist Teachers in Europe.

Up coming meetings 

Tuesday 24 to Friday 27 September 2024

Chan Center Hartovski vrh
Hartje bb 10 455 Kostanjevac, Croatia

22-25 September 2025 

Adhistana (To be confirmed) 

Coddington Court, Coddington, Ledbury, HR8 1JL, Great Britain

21-24 Sept 2026

Le Mulin De Chave
Le Maine, 24640 Cubjac, France

Past network meetings

Brussels, Belgium

Paris, France



Barcelona, Spain

Adhisthana, GB

Vienna, Austria

2015, USA
Omega Institute

Germany, Berlin 
Rigpa Zentrum Dharma Mati 

Germany, Hamburg

Karma Ling 

Churwalden, Switzerland

Lerab Ling

Hungary, Velence

2009 - 1993