Live Online teachings

The live program offers an opportunity to study and practice together online.

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).

Our wish to make Dharma accessible to all people in these difficult times, therefore most live offerings are free of charge. However, we would like to kindly ask for a donation in order to get the institute through this difficult time!

 

The Feminine Principle in Vajrayana Buddhism

NEW DATE! Sunday, July 19th, 6 to 7:30 pm (CEST) / 9 to 10:30 am (PDT)
with Lopön Chandra Easton

Since the time of the Buddha, women have been walking the path, committed to waking up. While their voices have not always been placed front and center, an unbroken thread – the sacred feminine – has woven itself into all corners of the Dharma since the first Buddhist nun, Maha Pajapati, firmly requested ordination from the Buddha.

In the Mahayana era, around the first century CE, Prajnaparamita burst onto the scene as the first ever feminine philosophical principle within Buddhism. Prajnaparamita in essence, is the direct, unmediated experience of the true nature of reality. She is the womb of totality, the mother of the Buddhas, the genetrix of the awakened state. These teachings reached their full flowering in the Vajrayana era (circa. 7-12 th centuries CE) through a multitude of expressions, from female Buddhas such as Arya Tara, to Yoginis, Dakinis, and women as spiritual teachers.

English with German translation.

Free of charge, but we kindly ask for donations to support the Institute.

Registration: Register for teaching with Lopön Chandra Easton

Mahamudra Shamatha – Teachings and Practice

Friday, July 31 to Sunday, August 2 **Registration deadline: July 27**
with Acharya Lama Sönam Rabgye

As the five-day Mahamudra practice retreat originally planned cannot take place on site, Acharya Lama Sönam Rabye will offer Mahamudra Shamatha instructions and practice online.

This course offers beginners and advanced students a wonderful opportunity to study and practice the profound Mahamudra teachings under the guidance of an authentic teacher of the lineage. The instructions and explanations are based on Dagpo Tashi Namgyal’s Clarifying the Natural State. We will study and meditate together and there is time for questions and answers.

We ask participants to set aside some time for personal practice on Saturday and Sunday, outside of the specified course times, in order to deepen the experience and practice.

There will also be opportunities for personal practice interviews with Lama Sönam, either during the course or in the following week, in which personal questions can be addressed.

At the end of the course, participants will be provided with a training plan, which they can use to deepen and continue the practice they have learned. We are planning to offer a continuation of this course next year as an opportunity to deepen the practice and study.

Friday, July 31
7 – 9 p.m.

Saturday, August 1
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
5 – 7 p.m.

Sunday, August 2
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
5 – 7 p.m.

Course fee:

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

English with German translation.

Register now!

Continuation of Shamatha & Vipashyana

Wednesdays (every two weeks), 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

We will be continuing Shamatha & Vipashyana and The 37 Practices of the Bodhisattvas with Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi online in June and July, alternating on Wednesday evenings.

Please note that you need to register for the continuation of  Shamatha and Vipassana via the new link below, the old link is not applicable for June and July.

  • June 10th
  • June 24th
  • 8th of July
  • 22nd of July

You can download the text The Treasury of Knowledge here as a PDF in German or obtain it from the Dharmashop.
The prayers made during the course can be found in our prayer folder.

You missed a teaching? You can find them on YouTube.

English with German translation.

Register here: Registration for continuation of Shamtha and Vipashyana

It’s free, but we kindly ask for a donation.

Continuation of the 37 Exercises of the Bodhisattvas

Wednesdays (every two weeks), 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

We will be continuing The 37 Practices of the Bodhisattvas and Shamatha and Vipashyana with Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi online in June and July, alternating on Wednesday evenings.

Please note that you need to register for the continuation The 37 Practices of the Bodhisattvas via the new link below, the old link is not applicable for June and July.

  • 3rd of June
  • 17th of June
  • July 1
  • 15th of July
  • 29th of July

You can download the text The 37 Practices of the Bodhisattvas in German as PDF here.
The prayers that are made during the course can be found in our prayer folder.

Missed teachings? You can find them on YouTube.

English with German translation.

Register here: Zoom Link for continuation of 37 practices

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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