NEW ONLINE LIVE-COURSES on a wide range of topics now available on our Kamalashila Online Campus

Missed a live class? Discover our wide range of video self-study courses! For example Meditation and Conduct in the face of War by Ringu Tulku Rinpoche.

All Courses are in Englisch with translation into German.

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Cancer from the perspective of the tibetan Sowa Rigpa with Amjee Dr. Namgyal Phunrab

On the second weekend of September, the experienced Amjee/Dr. Namgyal Phunrab will lecture on the topic of cancer, “Braes nae”, from the point of view of Traditional Tibetan Medicine.

The “Sowa Rigpa”, the Traditional Tibetan Medicine, developed over centuries in Tibet is a holistic healing system, which is intended to restore a healthy balance by harmonising body, psyche and mind. The definition of health is a state of balance of the various energies in the body.

Originally derived from the Buddhists predecessor the Bon religion and Indian Ayurveda, the treatment consists of various diagnostic methods, such as pulse, tongue and urine diagnosis. This includes, among other things, nutrition, attitude, natural medicinal plants and external treatments such as massages and cupping.

Amjee Dr. Nagyal Phunrab will teach about the underlying causes, contributing circumstances as well as positive approaches to cancer, “Braes nae”. We are excited and looking forward to the informative lectures!

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Sadness, Love, Openness: The Buddhist Path of Joy – donation based video course with Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche

Possessions and success, beauty and joy – all these are impermanent. According to the great Tibetan master Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, to be on the path of the Buddha means to let this pain of impermanence approach you in order to attain through it the realisation of the true nature of all being. Those who do not avoid the pain, but develop love and compassion with all suffering beings, including themselves, can step by step reach the open expanse of the mind – true joy.

The video course is in Tibetan and translated into English. 

Donation based.

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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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