Thank you for your donation!

Dear Sangha, Friends and Supporters of Kamalshila Institute,

we were very fortunate in 2014 and 2015 to have been able to host His Holiness the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje in Germany. In 2016 he visited Switzerland and France for the first time and also paid a short and unofficial visit to us in Germany. His Holiness mentioned that he would like to come back to Germany and visit other European countries in the next years as well, if it is possible for him. Of course such an announcement is something that makes us extremely happy!

It is our goal to support and prepare the way for the activities of the 17th Karmapa to the best of our abilities. In this year we have two large projects for which your support is needed.

Any donation you can make will help support the activities of the Karmapa in Germany and Europe. Every contribution, no matter how small, is very welcome and very much appreciated.

Wishing you all the best for the coming year,
Kamalashila’s resident lamas and the Management Board of the Karma Kagyü Gemeinschaft Deutschland e.V.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the person in charge of the project, Mr Horst Rauprich (1st Chairman), at +49 2253 960087 or at

Donations are tax deductible. The donation receipt will be sent to you by the end of February.

Renovating Kamalashila Institute, the Karmapa's main seat in Europe

For financing the renovation work carried out at Kamalashila Institute (the main seat of the Karmapa in Europe), it was necessary to take out loans in the past years. Our aim is to pay back this sum in order that the activities of the 17th Karmapa are put on a more secure and unencumbered footing.

Donation account: Karma Kagyü Gemeinschaft Deutschland e.V., Kreissparkasse Mayen
IBAN: DE44 5765 0010 0098 0496 87
Payment for: “Spende Tilgung” / your postal code and street address


The Peace Stupa, consecrated by H.H. the 17th Karmapa

The stupa at Kamalashila Institute is an embodiment of the knowledge and wisdom of the Buddha. It stands for freedom and well-being in the world. In a very moving ceremony in 2014, the stupa was consecrated an additional time by H.H. the 17th Karmapa himself. The stupa is meant to radiate peace and harmony throughout Germany and the whole world and to transform negative energy into positive energy. One of the special treasures housed in the peace stupa is a statue of the Medicine Buddha–a gift from H.H. the Karmapa.

When–if not now in these difficult times–would it be more fitting to invest in the preservation of a building structure whose very purpose is to remind us of such things?

Because all compounded things eventually fall apart, we now have to combine our efforts to create the conditions necessary for ensuring that the outer form of the stupa, which protects the precious relics within, remains intact. The rough weather conditions in the Eifel region have caused clearly visible damage to the stupa.

The costs of professionally refurbishing the form, which should protect the stupa for a long period of time, are around € 40,000.00. The blessings associated with the building and preserving of a stupa are extraordinary.

Donation account: Karma Kagyü Gemeinschaft Deutschland e.V., Kreissparkasse Mayen
IBAN: DE44 5765 0010 0098 0496 87
Payment for: “Spende Stupa” / your postal code and street address

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