The organizers are the Buddhist Center Regensburg, the Buddhist Diamond Way Centers of Bavaria and the Diamond Way Buddhism Foundation, in cooperation with national and international Buddhist centers of the Karma Kagyu Lineage. All of the work relies exclusively on volunteers and is not profit-oriented.
The Buddhist Center Regensburg of the Karma Kagyu Lineage
The center is part of the charitable regional association “Buddhistische Zentren Bayern der Karma Kagyü Linie e.V.” and the “Buddhistische Dachverband Diamantweg e.V.” Since its founding year (1980) it is open to everyone who is interested in Buddhist teaching. The program includes meditations, talks, explanations, social activities as well as guided tours for educational institutions such as schools and universities.
Furthermore, the Buddhist center is represented nationally and internationally in the German and the European Buddhist Union respectively. It is also a member of the Regensburg forum Religions for Peace.
Diamond Way Buddhism Foundation
Operating around the world and within the network of Diamond Way with its approximately 650 Buddhist centers, the foundation is involved in various projects. Partly in cooperation with the German state, it supports a wide spectrum of activities with a Buddhist background. The patron of the Foundation is Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, the spiritual head of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.
The Curators of the Exhibition
Manfred Seegers is an internationally recognized Tibetologist. He studied, translated and taught in India, the UK and Germany. He is the author of several books. Dr. Eva Seegers has university degrees in art history and religious studies and has specialized in Buddhist art. Stefanie Karrasch is food analyst. For many years, she has been studying the art of statue filling under the guidance of several recognized Tibetan masters.
The Regensburg exhibition will be their thirtieth exhibition.