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The focus of this Dzogchen retreat with James Low  will be on using the dzogchen view to awaken to the inseperability of awareness and the openness of the ground. We will use chapter 9 in „Simply Being” in which Padmasambhava sets out the truth of our existence to support our meditation. James Low’s deep insight into the dzogchen teachings, his winning presence, and his sound understanding of human psychology – seasoned with a good sense of humour – make him an exceptional teacher.

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Dear Sangha, we did it! The Karma Kagyu Gemeinschaft Deutschland e.V. requested your support for two projects to not only preserve that which already exists but also to reclaim the financial freedom needed to fund the future activities of the Karmapa. We are extremely happy to announce that your generous donations and the support of a few major sponsors have made it possible for us to raise the complete amount of money for both projects. Our sincere thanks goes out to all of you who donated! The fundraising campaign!

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Like a Snow Lion in Its Prime: the Shambhala Discovered-treasure Teachings of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Goodness belongs to all, inherently. In fact, we are goodness itself, in our bones and in our heart. We possess natural warriorship-bravery and gentleness. However, we are often obscured from our own innate, warrior virtue. According to the Shambhala teachings of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the greatest task we could undertake in this life is to bring out our basic goodness… Read more

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Music for Peace

Margaret Teggin, Christian Jeup
Margaret TegginChristian Jeup

SHAMBHALA – a Seven-Day Retreat

Bill Karelis
Bill Karelis

Ten-Day Silent Retreat

Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi
Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi

Talk by James Low in Cologne

James Low
James Low

Dzogchen Spring Retreat

James Low
James Low

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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