Live Online teachings

The live program offers an opportunity to study and practice together online. We are adding new courses by our two resident lamas and guest teachers on a regular basis.

We do not turn anyone down anyone due to financial difficulties. If you would like to take part in a course, but the specified course fee is too high for you, simply write a short email to online@kamalashila.de.

Zoom is used for these offers. You don’t need a Zoom account, but you have to register for the relevant session to receive the link. Dialing in by phone is also possible. (An explanation of Zoom can be found here).

The Compassion of Emptiness (10.9-ONL)

Saturday, October 17th / 10 am  to 5:15 pm  CEST **Registration deadline: October 14**
with James Low

The focus of these teachings by James Low is in the non-duality of wisdom and compassion.
It will cover the Two Truths, the Three Aspects of Compassion and the all-pervading compassion according to Dzogchen.

English only.

Times (CEST)
10:00 am – 11:15 am
11-45 am -1 pm
2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
4 pm – 5:15 pm

Course fee:

  • 50,- Euro (Standard)
  • 40,- Euro (reduced fee for members of the Karma Kagyü Association)
  • 150,- Euro (Sponsor price – to support the Institute)

Note: If you cannot afford this, please offer what is possible for you. We understand that the current situation is full of challenges for many people, however, it also puts dharma centers at risk, so we appreciate any support. (All income from this course will be split between Kamalashila and James Low.)

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The Eightfold Noble Path (10.3-ONL)

Thursdays October 1 to November 19 / 7:00 to 8:30 pm CEST  **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.

There will be time for practicing together and discussions.

English with German translation.

 Course fee:

  • 144,- Euro (Standard)
  • 115,- Euro (reduced fee for members of the Karma Kagyü Association)
  • 250,- Euro (Sponsor price – to support the Institute)

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The Power of Mind (10.8-ONL)

Sundays, October 4, 11 and 18 / 11 am to 12:30 pm  CEST **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.
In three sessions Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen will guide us in discovering and using the power of mind.

English with German translation.

Course fee:

  • 55,- Euro (Standard)
  • 44,- Euro (reduced fee for members of the Karma Kagyü Association)
  • 150,- Euro (Sponsor price – to support the Institute)

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Loving Kindness, Compassion and the Metta Sutta (10.6-ONL)

Wednesdays, October 7, 14 and 21 /  7:00 to 8:30 CEST  **Registration Deadline: October 5**
with Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi

In this course Lama Kelzang teaches about love and compassion, which play a central role in Buddhism just as in many other religions. Acharya bases his teachings on the Metta-Sutta, a discourse (Skt. sutra) of the Buddha about loving-kindness (Pali mettā, Skt . maitrī).

The course consists of teachings, guided meditations and there will be time for questions.

English with German translation.

 Course fee:

  • 55,- Euro (Standard)
  • 44,- Euro (reduced fee for members of the Karma Kagyü Association)
  • 100,- Euro (Sponsor price – to support the Institute)

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Four-Armed Chenrezig (10.7-ONL)

Friday, October 23 to Sunday October 25 **Registration deadline: October 20**
with Acharya Lama Sönam Rabgye

Chenrezig or Avalokiteśvara is a bodhisattva who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas. This bodhisattva is depicted, described and portrayed in various ways different cultures and is related to the six-syllable mantra OM MANI PADE HUNG.

Acharya Lama Sönam will teach this weekend on the four-armed Chenrezig who symolizes the Four Immeasurables and we will do a short form of the Chenrezig practice together in order to generate loving kindness and compassion for all beings.

English with German translation.

Time table ** times are CEST**

Friday, October 23
7 pm – 9 pm

Saturday, October 24
10 am – noon
5 pm – 7 pm

Sunday, October 25 *please note time change to CET!*
10 am – noon
3 pm – 5 pm

 Course fee:

  • 90- Euro (Standard)
  • 72,- Euro (reduced fee for members of the Karma Kagyü Association)
  • 180,- Euro (Sponsor price – to support the Institute)

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Green Tara Practice (3.1-ONL)

Friday, November 20 to Sunday November 22 **Registration deadline: November 17**
with Tulku Ösel Dorje (Costanzo Allione)

Enter the Mandala of Green Tara, the female buddha of compassion, who swiftly provides protection from fear and suffering. Green Tara is accessible even to those who have not received the initiation of Tara, she is simply present to all those who call upon her.  She sits with one foot in the meditative posture and one foot in the world, thus embodying active compassion that serves as a model for our modern contemplative life style.

This profound and concise Green Tara practice comes from the Ösel Dorje Sangdzod (Secret Treasury of Vajra Luminosity), a terma cycle revealed by Adzom Drukpa Drodul Pawo Dorje (1842-1924) that has been transmitted in an unbroken dharma lineage from Adzom Rinpoche to Tulku Ösel Dorje.

In this retreat you will learn how perform deity visualization, mantra recitation, mudras, musical offering and feast offerings.  Taken together these form the essential activities for all tantric developmental stage practices. This retreat will be a great opportunity for new and old students alike to deepen their understanding and knowledge of the Green Tara practice.

English with German translation.

Time table ** times are Central European Time (CET)**

Friday, November 20
6 pm – 8 pm    Introduction to the Sublime Green Tara

Saturday, November 21
10 am – noon   Teachings on Green Tara
3 pm – 5 pm     Teachings on Green Tara and Q&A
7 pm – 8 pm     Green Tara practice session

Sunday, November 22
8 am – 9 am    Green Tara practice session
10 am – noon  Teachings on Green Tara
3 pm – 5 pm    Teachings Green Tara feast offering and Q&A
7 pm – 9 pm    Green Tara practice session with closing feast offering

Commitment: Everyone participating in this weekend program is required to attend all of the sessions as the lung for these Green Tare teachings is given simultaneously with the teachings.

Course fee:

  • 150- Euro (Standard)
  • 120,- Euro (reduced fee for members of the Karma Kagyü Association)
  • 250,- Euro (Sponsor price – to support the Institute)

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Living, Dying and Bardo (11.6-ONL)

Wednesdays, November  4, 11 and 18 /  7:00 to 8:30 CET  **Registration Deadline: November 2**
with Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi

In this course Lama Kelzang teaches on three evenings about life, the dying process, death and the intermediate state or bardo between this and the next life. Based on the traditional Buddhist teachings, Lama Kelzang puts this into context for our contemporary life and explains the profound meaning of these teachings.
The course consists of teachings, guided meditations and there will be time for questions.

English with German translation.

 Course fee:

  • 55,- Euro (Standard)
  • 44,- Euro (reduced fee for members of the Karma Kagyü Association)
  • 100,- Euro (Sponsor price – to support the Institute)

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Basic Goodness - Our Buddhanture (12.8-ONL)

Wednesdays, December 2, 9 and 16 /  7:00 to 8:30 CET  **Registration Deadline: November 30**
with Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi

This course is about our Buddhanture, the qualities inherent in all of us – or our Basic Goodness, a term used by Chögyam Thrungpa Rinpoche for Buddhanature. Lama Kelzang has the wonderful gift of implementing the traditional and profound teachings for our modern life and making them easily accessible.
The course consists of teachings, guided meditations and there will be time for questions.

English with German translation.

 Course fee:

  • 55,- Euro (Standard)
  • 44,- Euro (reduced fee for members of the Karma Kagyü Association)
  • 100,- Euro (Sponsor price – to support the Institute)

Register now!

Online audio courses

These courses consist of the audio files of courses previously held at Kamalashila. They are an ideal opportunity for self-study at home.

The files are available online on our teaching platform OwnCloud, after paying the course fee you will get your online access. In addition to audio files, handouts are available in PDF format if used during the course.

Currently the following courses are available:

  • Medzinbuddha with Acharya Lama Sönam Rabgye (English with German translation)
  • Tonglen practice with Acharya Lama Sönam Rabgye (English with German translation)
  • Ngöndro teachings with Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi (English with German translation)
  • Bardo teachings with Acharya Lama Sönam Rabgye (English with German translation)
  • Intensive Study Buddhism – Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi & Acharya Lama Sönam Rabgye (separate price, English or Tibetan with German translation)

Costs: 50 € per course (40 € for supporting members).
Special price for intensive studies, see here.

Registration for this via our office at office@kamalashila.de.

Support Kamalashila Institute

Unfortunately, it is already foreseeable that the Kamalashila Institute will suffer a considerable loss of income due to the closure of the institute because of the coronavirus.

Every donation can help us to bring the institute through this difficult time!

You can make a direct bank transfer to our donation account or use our donation form (for SEPA, PayPal, Giropay).

Our donation account:
Account holder: Karma Kagyu Community Germany – Tibetan Buddhist Religious Community
Bank: Bank for Social Economy AG
IBAN: EN04 3702 0500 0001 6542 01
BIC: BFSWDE33XXX
Purpose: Support Kamalashila

Note: Donations are tax deductible. Up to an amount of 100 € the bank statement is usually sufficient.
If you are not a sustaining member and would like to receive a donation receipt, please include your address in the transfer.

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