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August 15 – August 18 2024

This weekend, together with Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, we want to express our deep wish for peace and harmony in the world.

Kagyu Monlams are taking place in more and more countries around the world, this is a heartfelt wish of H.H. the 17th Karmapa Orgyen Trinley Dorje, who has been responsible for the Kagyu Monlam in Bodhgaya since 2004.
Together we want to deal with the text “The King of Aspiration Prayers” – Samantabhadra’s “Aspiration to Good Actions” – by Gaṇḍavyūha chapter of the Avataṃsaka sūtra.


14.06.2024 – 17.06.2024

Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche is one of the few internationally active Rinpoches from a female lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. She is a well-known teacher within the Kagyu and Nyingma schools. Born to Kyabje Mindrolling Rinpoche Trichen, she was recognized as the reincarnation of the great Dakini of Tshurphu.

She received both a traditional religious and modern Western education. Rinpoche is actively involved in the Mindrolling Monastery. She founded various international centers and the Samten Tse Retreat Center in India as a place for study and retreat by nuns and Western practitioners.



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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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