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Kamalashila Institute for Buddhist Studies

Kamalashila Institute is the european seat of H.H. 17th Karmapa Urgyen Trinley Dorje, head of the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. Our main emphasis lies on the teachings and practices of the Kagyu tradition, as they are transmitted by the Kagyu lineage masters since the 10th century. The Institute was founded 1983 and is situated in the landscape, near Cologne, Bonn and Koblenz.

We offer courses in meditation and buddhist philosophy as well as the possibility for single retreat. Our residentlamas can give you spiritual advice and are wellknown for their philosophical knowledge. To the Institute belong as well a library, a shop with dharma books, thangkas, statues and articles for shrine and meditation. On the weekends we are glad to welcome you in our coffee bar.