Finally in Poland we have also started to talk widely about the moreEC project. On the 8th of October we had parties simultaneously in different centers. We used the newest technology, connecting with each other via computers including live video which you could see from over 20 centers at the same time! It was so great to party in local centers while seeing friends on the other side of the country. We had a lot of fun talking and performing in front of the cameras—we managed to talk about filling out the donation forms, the moreEC website and the new project itself. We also watched together a 12 minute speech from Lama Ole from the moreEC kick-off evening of the EC Summer Course.
To show the internationality of the project we also connected with Caty and Roman at the Europe Center, friends in Oslo (Norway), Sheffield (UK), Hamburg (Germany), Dallas, Minneapolis and the Heartland Retreat Center (US). At the end as the cherry on a top, we managed to connect with Lama Ole who just finished his lecture in Riga (Lithuania). The Lama sent his thankfulness to all of the people involved in the moreEC project and encouraged us to continue our work to reach our great goal.
Some of the centers prepared dress-up parties with the main theme of “Hazards Night,” others had great dinners and joyful parties. Together we decided to give all of the collected money from the evening to the moreEC project—donating a few thousands Euros across Poland already and counting ;)
Enjoy the photos from the evening at Stupa House in Warsaw :)
From our Russian friends…
Shortly after the EC Summer Course, we hosted Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche and Lama Ole at our lovely Kaluga Retreat Center near Moscow. It began with a Ngondro course with Russian travelling teachers, and continued with teachings from Rinpoche and Lama Ole along with initiations from Rinpoche.
The first moreEC stand in Russia was organized for this course. All the information from the stand at the Europe Center was translated into Russian and printed in just 10 days—many thanks to everyone who made this possible! On the last day of the course we even had moreEC t-shirts in Russian on the stand, inspiring even more friends to contribute to the campaign.
We managed to bring a lot of inspiration and useful information about the project directly from the EC to Russia to share with friends. Lama Ole and Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche are now giving a course in Siberia, where other friends are organizing a stand and spreading moreEC to Siberia and Far Eastern Russia.
Posted by Yana
The group of about 40 EC contact persons, so-called, Keypeople are having another conference call today. They’ll get news about the moreEC campaign development (like the launch this website or a design of the moreEC stand for the EC International Summer Course) and talk about what they prepare in their countries.
It’s always a joy to see so much activity everywhere! :)
Your moreEC team