Fire …

but everyone seems relaxed!

Everything is okay – it is our 60’000 litre gas tank being delivered …

by those kind men bringing us …

warmth for our Castle – just in time …

for the first snow.

Now, due to the kindness of the International Temple Project it is warm and cosy inside.

Andrea makes final preparations …

and everything is ready for our christmas course.

The students are eager to develop pure minds…

and Gen Ananda kindly sets us the mission to destroy the darkness of our ignorance.

Our Dharma Protector, Wisdom Buddha Dorje Shugden always helps us …

to see things …

for what they really are!

We enjoy our Christmas dinner …

and end this wonderful year of 2008 remembering the supreme kindness of our Spiritual Guide …

with Buddha Amitayus retreat requesting prayers for long life and good fortune.

Getting ready for our New Year’s Day walk …

we follow our teacher …

and make preparations for our first winter at KMC Germany.

While work in the office continues …

everything calms down …

and becomes peaceful …

as we enjoy our first week-long Lamrim retreat.

How wonderful KMC Germany can offer such a gift!

Meanwhile our grounds transform …

into something quite magical.

It’s easy …

to be happy …

when our mind is free from the clouds of delusions.