We are very happy that we can invite you again to Kamalshila for courses on site – with a limited number of participants and under the observance of the appropriate hygiene and protection measures!

Our current Corona Compass for courses on site containing important information in advance and for your stay at the institute can be found here.

First course with english translation at Kamalashila Institut will be Green Tara Practice – A terma cycle revealed by Adzom Drukpa Drodul Pawo Dorje (November 20 to 22, 2020).


Thursdays, October 1 to November 19
*Registration deadline: September 28*

with Acharya Lama Sönam Rabgye

The Eightfold Noble Path is a central element of Buddhist teaching.
Acharya Lama Sönam will teach the Eightfold Noble Path in detail and in relation to the three Pitakas (Vinaya, Sutra, Abhidharma) or discipline, meditation and wisdom.

For further information see Kamalashila Online.

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Sundays, October 4., 11. and 18
*Registration Deadline: October 1*
with Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen

Our mind is very powerful – maybe more powerful than we ourselves know. It can make us happy, help us navigate through difficult times, or create more suffering.
If we know how to use that power we can develop the skill to direct our mind in any directions we want.  Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen will guide us in discovering and using the power of mind.

For further information see Kamalashila Online.

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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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