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  • Standard Business Terms

    The following Standard Business Terms govern all events (courses, seminars, retreats) of Kamalashila Institute commencing 1 January 2009. They govern the relationship between Kamalashila Institute as the organizer and the attendee from the time of valid registration. 1. Terms of Payment: The course fees stated in the published programme are due for payment at the time of registration and must be transferred (by bank transfer) by the attendee to the organizer. For courses taking place over more than one weekend, the attendee may be allowed to pay in instalments. 2. Rebates: The organizer may, in an individual case, reduce the … Next
  • FAQ

    How do I reach Kamalashila Institute with public transportation? The way to reach us by public transportation can be found here: Link zu Anfahrt Can I stay at Kamalashila Institute without attending a course? Yes. You are more than welcome to stay here to do a retreat, relax, or work as a volunteer. Please make sure to reserve a room on time. What facilities does Kamalashila Institute have? In addition to the ongoing courses and seminars, we have a library, which mainly contains Buddhist literature, a Dharmashop, which sells Tibetan practice texts, books, and various objects used in Buddhist rituals, … Next
  • Organisational Matters

    Below you will find the main information on registering for a course, meals, accommodation possibilities, and how to get here. Next
  • Light Offerings & Pujas

    It is common in Tibetan Buddhist monasteries to perform various ceremonies and rituals at people’s request. This has now become a tradition in Kamalashila as well. We offer the following: Next
  • Our Office

    Do you have questions about our programme or about Kamalashila Institute? Would you like to make a suggestion? Then feel free to contact us! Next
  • How to Get Here

    Kamalashila Institute is located in the northern part of the German state Rheinland-Pfalz, in the so-called Vordereifel, at an altitude of around 550 metres. You can get here in the following ways: Next
  • Become a Volunteer

    If our sponsoring members are the heart and backbone of Kamalashila, then our voluntary workers are its arms and legs. It is only with their help that important projects can be realized and the day-to-day work at Kamalashila accomplished–from the administration of the courses right through to keeping up the garden. We are grateful to anyone who feels like helping out in the house or in the gardens. You can do this on a one-time basis, for example on a weekend, or you can take on specific tasks on a regular basis. Anyone who has the time and inclination to … Next
  • Becoming a Member

    Would you like to support Kamalashila Institute? One way of supporting Kamalashila Institute is by becoming a sponsoring member in the association Karma Kagyü Gemeinschaft Deutschland e.V. Through your membership, you’ll be supporting both the association and Kamalashila’s activities. Membership in the association entitles you to participate in its annual meeting, which means you have a voice in important decisions, including those concerning Kamalashila Institute. Members also receive rebates on the course fees in Kamalashila Institute in Langenfeld and at other affiliated centres. Members also receive the association’s annual magazine “Dharma-Nektar” free of charge. The magazine reports on the most … Next
  • Our Team

    The smooth running of the day to day operations of Kamalashila Institute is only possible with the help of many people. The following persons currently make up our core team: Office and Guest Services Katja Hegemann and Daniela Jung Office hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon and Friday: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. T: +49 2655 9390-40 office@kamalashila.de Spiritual Directors Acharya Lama Sonam Rabgye and Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi Contact via our office: T: +49 2655 9390-40 office@kamalashila.de Managing Director Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi T: +49 2655 9390-55 geschaeftsfuehrung@kamalashila.de Interpreting and Translation Dr. Judith Debbeler debbeler@kamalashila.de Accounting Gabriele … Next
  • The Institute

    Kamalashila Institute was founded in 1981. It is one of the first Tibetan Buddhist centres in Europe and is the European seat of the Karmapa. The Karmapa is the head of the Karma Kagyu lineage. The 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, is one of the highest ranking lamas of Tibetan Buddhism. The spiritual director of Kamalashila Institute is Dzogchen Pönlop Rinpoche, who himself grew up under the care of the 16th Karmapa. Although he lives in the USA and runs his own centre in Seattle, Rinpoche still visits us on a regular basis. Next
  • 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 … Next
  • Supporting Kamalashila Institute

    Like all Buddhist centres, Kamalashila Institute cannot survive without the various kinds of support it receives from its friends, guests, and sponsoring members. There are many different ways you can support our work at Kamalashila and the Karmapa’s vision for Europe. Completed fundraising campains! Next

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