Vietnamese New Year celebration


We invite everyone to celebrate with us the vietnamese new year. A joyful event for everyone to remember and get to know the vietnamese culture. We will have a chance to visit the monks and nuns living quarter, which only open for the public once a year. Program for New…


Construction of the new Kitchen and Dining Hall


Dear Friends of the EIAB, we would like to thank you all from our heart for the generous donations you have made and without which our work here would not have been possible, and hope that we can continue to rely on your help and commitment. We would also like…


Newsletter 2014


Dear readers , in time for Thay’s visit in August 2014 here our 6th newsletter. What is new, what has changed since his last retreat in the EIAB? The most obvious change: this year the Great Compassion Monastery (small building) will have to be renovated according to the require­ments of…


Applied Buddhism – The practice of ‘non-Self’


Applied Buddhism – The practice of ‘non-Self’ Being in touch with the ‘Other Possibilities’ of living Friends visiting EIAB sometimes ask me what exactly ‘Applied Buddhism’ is and how it is different from other forms of Buddhism. I enjoy this inquiry very much and would like to share briefly with…


Happiness is here and how

Happiness is here and now,
I have dropped my worries.
Nowhere to go, nothing to do,
no longer in a hurry.
Happiness is here and now,
I have dropped my worries
Somewhere to go, something to do,
but I don¿t need to hurry.