Due to the coronavirus, the Kamalashila Institute will remain closed for the time being until April 20. All courses will be cancelled or postponed if possible and registered participants will be informed accordingly by e-mail.

It is unfortunately already foreseeable that Kamalashila will suffer a considerable loss of income as a result. In order to be able to maintain our operations, we are therefore more than ever dependent on financial support this year. Anyone who would like to donate a part of the fees they have already paid, or would like to make a donation of any amount, is very welcome.

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May we all get through this eventful time healthy and safe!


Dear guests of Kamalashila Institute,

due to the coronavirus we have decided to cancel all courses for the time being until April 20. We will keep you informed about further course cancellations on our website and by newsletter.

An email with further information was sent to all those who have already registered for this course. If someone has not received it, please contact us by email at:

We apologize for any inconvenience and hope for your understanding.

Best regards,
Your Kamalashila-Team


We are very happy to announce that  H.E. Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche will continue her teachings on the Nine Yanas (vehicles), The Gradual Path of the Nyingmapas – a topic that is both vast and profound. The nine yanas represent nothing less than the entire spectrum of the gradual path to buddhahood according to the Tibetan Nyingma tradition. They comprise each and every aspect of the Buddha’s teachings.

Khandro Rinpoche’s explanations provide practitioners with an overview of the gradual progression of the nine yanas. Her explanations also help practitioners to see their own meditative practices in a larger context and serve as precious meditation instructions.

The program is appropriate for newcomers and experienced practitioners alike.



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  • German Karma Kagyu Association

    Kamalashila Institute for Buddhist Studies and Meditation is a part of–and simultaneously the main centre of–the Karma Kagyü Gemeinschaft Deutschland e.V. This German association is the official representative of the Karma Kagyu lineage in Germany and of the activities of H.H. the Gyalwang Karmapa in Europe. The association was founded in 1978 as an organizational centre for the numerous visits and programmes of the most eminent teachers of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.

  • His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa

    H.H. the 17th Karmapa is the spiritual head of the 900-year old Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. He is regarded as one of the most important spiritual architects of our modern times. The Karmapa plays a vital role in the preservation and modernization of Tibetan Buddhist spirituality and culture. Described as one of the most significant “spiritual guides of the 21st century”, the Karmapa has inspired millions of people throughout the world as a teacher, an artist, a poet, and as an environmental activist.

  • City Groups of Kamalashila Institute

    Are you looking for a place near you where you can study and practise meditation and Buddhism? A growing number of meditation groups associated with Kamalashila now exist in several German cities. Each of these has its own individual programme, ranging from weekly meditation sessions to study groups and weekend seminars. The city groups are run by our two resident lamas, Acharya Lama Sönam Rabgye and Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi.


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