Welcome to Ekayana

The "Ekayana Institute for Contemporary Buddhism" offers a growing number of activities and services. All of them support us in developing a way of life that reflects a loving care for the planet and for fellow beings; and they all help us to deepen our awareness.

"Ekayana" means "One Way" - there is only one way to Awakening:
Loving Awareness (Sanskrit: bodhicitta).

Activities

The Ekayana activities include for example:

News

Here you find the most important news. For more information please refer to the newsletter.

New Video

New video: 12 links of dependent origination

Mediathek

There is a newly recorded video in German with English subtitles on YouTube: 12 Limbs of Dependent Arising from the "Fundamentals of Buddhist Mind Teaching" series. We will publish videos for this series from time to time. Perfect as an introduction to the Dharma Foundation Course.

12 Glieder abhängigen Entstehens
Mediathek

All audios for the Moonbeams courses are now available

Mahamudra courses

The audios with explanations and guided meditations from the Mahamudra courses "Moonbeams of Mahamudra" are now fully available for download.

Vajradhara Buddha
Video + Audios + Text

New overview for Anapanasati breathing meditation

Mediathek

There is a new page in the media library where we collect all the media for Anapanasati breathing meditation. In addition, Lama Tilmann Lhündrup has recorded videos for introduction and guided meditations. Enjoy practicing with the breath.

Zeigt Buddha im Garten - Anapanasati
Informations und hints

Infos to the Mahamudra Kurs August 2023

Kurhaus Titisee

We are looking forward to the next Mahamudra course with you. Course starts Saturday 16 - 18 clock in the Kurhaus Titisee. If you need a translation, please bring your smartphone / laptop with the Zoom app installed. The translation will probably be done completely via Zoom.

Vajradhara Buddha
New Website

New Website Beta Launch August 2023

Ekayana Institut

Our new website is online 😀. Please note: The new website is still under development and we continue to work on it. A French version is also in the works. So there are still a lot of areas that can change, but we decided to release the website for now for technical reasons for the time being. Please send us bugs, errors, criticism etc. to the IT email address. You can find it under Directions and Contact.

Ekayana Institut Beta Launch
Mahamudra Course May 2022

New transcript moonbeams of Mahamudra - German

Course 7, Transcript German

There is a new transcript for Moonbeams of Mahamudra. Mahamudra course May 2022. German

Vajradhara Buddha
Activities Report 2022

New Endowment Fund Activities Report 2022

Ekayana Endowment Fund

Our new Foundation Fund Activities Report 2022 is online.

Stiftungsfonds Finanzbericht
Publication on 01.11.2022

Sources of inner healing

Norbu Verlag

The new book from Norbu Publishing describes a Buddhist psychotherapeutic path of practice. Longings, fears, anxieties and traumatizing experiences often obscure the view of what makes life worth living. On the path to inner freedom and healing, the experienced psychotherapist Elisabeth Reisch shows how Buddhism and psychotherapy ideally complement each other. The book is only available in German.

Quellen innerer Heilung

Newsletter

To receive our newsletter, please register here. The newsletter is - apart from the website - our only communication channel and contains the latest program - and text information.
To the newsletter registration
Zeigt eine geschlossene und offene Lotusblume
Zeigt Buddha im Garten

Donations

Ekayana is a non-profit organisation and depends on the support of those inspired by it. It is funded solely through donations, and its activities are only possible thanks to a great amount of voluntary work in the spirit of loving awareness.  The objective of all activities is to pass on the spirit, the values, and the insights of the Buddhist tradition in ways adapted to the needs of our times.
To the donations overview

Erklärung zum Ekayana Logo

Ekayana Institut Logo mit Tagline

Das ausführliche Ekayana-Logo besteht aus

  • der Bildmarke (Kreis) ,
  • der Wortmarke (Name) sowie
  • dem erläuternden Schriftzug (Tag Line).

Bildmarke

Der Kreis symbolisiert Untrennbarkeit, Einheit und Zeigt Ekayana KreisLichthaftigkeit. In seiner Mitte ist eine gedachte Mondscheibe, die für erwachte Aktivität und den Geist des Erwachens steht. Die leuchtenden Übergänge und das leere Innere weisen hin auf die ungreifbare Natur aller Erfahrungen, ihren dynamischen Aspekt, die Freude des Erwachens und die leuchtende Weite des alles erhellenden Geistes.

Die 3 Farben verweisen auf die 3 Silben Oṁ Āḥ Hūṁ der tibetisch-buddhistischen Tradition, die für Körper, Rede und Geist des Erwachens stehen und, die jeweils weiß, rot und blau dargestellt werden. Auf einer tieferen Ebene symbolisiert der Kreis die Einheit der drei Dimensionen des Erwachens – mitfühlende Manifestation, freudige Dynamik und ungreifbare Offenheit.

Wortmarke

Der (grau-) weiße Name von Ekayana steht in diagonaler Wechselwirkung mit dem entsprechenden weißen Teil des Kreises, als würde die entsprechende Silbe Oṁ der erwachten Aktivität ins Ekayana ausstrahlen.

Erläuternder Schriftzug (Tag Line)

Ekayana bedeutet Ein Weg oder „Ein Fahrzeug“. Gemeint ist der eine (Eka) Weg (yāna), bei allem liebevoll gewahr zu sein. Dies ist die eine Essenz buddhistischer Praxis: gewahr zu sein und sich immer wieder auf das Wesentliche zu besinnen (sati, smti), d.h. auf Liebe, Mitgefühl und Weisheit.