Our City Groups
In order to provide sangha members and all interested persons with the opportunity of studying and practising Buddhism as close to home as possible, several meditation groups have been established in a number of cities. Each of these has its own individual programme, ranging from weekly meditation sessions to study groups and weekend seminars. Further information about the groups is available from the local organizers (see below) and from Kamalashila Institute at +49 2655 9390-40.
In addition to Kamalashila’s city groups, which are run by the two resident lamas Acharya Lama Sönam Rabgye and Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi, there are many other Buddhist centres and meditation groups throughout Germany that belong to the Karma Kagyu Gemeinschaft Deutschland e.V. A list of these centres and groups is available here.
Another very inspiring series of courses is MEDITATION AND DAILY LIFE. These courses are offered in Cologne-Neuehrenfeld by our resident lamas at regular intervals throughout the year (mainly in German).
Buddhist Meditation Group Frankfurt am Main
Contact: Dorothea Voßwinkel-Kiedrowski
Spiritual direction: Acharya Lama Sönam Rabgye and Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi, who give weekend teachings several times throughout the year. Open to anyone interested. Cost contribution: 5 euros, donation requested.
Buddhist Meditation Group Jena-Weimar
Contact: Torsten Stemmler
We meet once a month in both Jena and Weimar and provide the opportunity to meditate together and to exchange ideas about Buddhist topics. We also organize several weekend seminars with our spiritual directors Acharya Lama Sönam Rabgye and Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi. Open to anyone interested. Participation is on a voluntary donation basis.
Buddhist Meditation Group Karlsruhe
Contact: Hildegard und Karl Heinz Klehr
T: +49 7245-937095
Group meditation and study of Buddhist texts. Open to anyone interested. On Mondays of uneven weeks of the year from 8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Please call before, if possible!
Buddhist Meditation Group Koblenz
Contact: Renate Ockenfels und Angelika Jungbluth
Bisholder Str. 14 a
At Schmitz – Kreuter
Every Thursday at 7:00 p.m., teachings and meditation under the direction of Lama Kelzang Wangdi and Lama Sönam Rabgye.
Open to anyone interested. Free of charge, donation requested.
Buddhist Meditation Group Cologne
Psychologische Praxis Eva Maria Küchler
Jülicher Str. 19
Every Tuesday at 8:00 p.m., teachings and meditation under the direction of Lama Kelzang Wangdi and Lama Sönam Rabgye. Open to anyone interested. Free of charge, donation requested.
Buddhist Meditation Group Mainz
Contact: Dr. Sabine A. Werner und Elisabeth Detering
Klein-Winternheim bei Mainz
Registration: T: +49 6136-9569573
Group meditation every Thursday at 8:00 p.m. Under the spiritual direction of Lama Kelzang Wangdi, who in addition to the weekly meeting also gives one-day teachings several times throughout the year. Open to anyone interested. Free of charge, donation requested.