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Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche gives online teachings on Pentecost weekend

Sadness, Love, Openness: The Buddhist Path of Joy
Sunday, 5, June 2022: 09:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. CEST / Monday, 6, June 2022: 09:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. CEST

Possessions and success, beauty and joy, but also being with loved ones – all this has to be let go of at some point. And that hurts a lot. According to the great Tibetan master Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche, to be on the path of the Buddha means to really let go of this pain of impermanence in order to come to the realisation of our true nature. 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 our true nature – pure joy.

The course will be in Tibetan and translated into English and German.

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Meditation and conduct in the face of war: Video-Course with Ringu Tulku Rinpoche

In two consecutive courses, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche shows us ways to overcome feelings of helplessness and powerlessness in the face of war, and instead increasingly recognise and further develop and deepen love and compassion as innate qualities within us. It is not just about the war in Ukraine, but about the cause of all wars and about recognizing and transforming our tendencies toward anger and hatred. Both videos are now available on the Kamalashila Online Campus (each separately bookable).

Englisch with translation into German.

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ONLINE CAMPUS: Emptiness and the Great Mother with Chandra Easton

Video course including 4 lessons

Why is this series called Emptiness and the Great Mother?

Numerous real life women, not only female deities, have played a powerful role in the spiritual lives of Buddhist communities around the world from the time of the Buddha until now. In the course Emptiness and the Great Mother, Lopön Chandra Easton will introduce you to some inspiring women and goddesses and guide you through an integrative experience of their wisdom teachings.

This four class series will include dharma talks, guided meditation, pranayama, and mantra recitation.

More information and registration at Kamalashila Online Campus.

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Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi, Acharya Lama Sonam Rabgye, James Low, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Lama Tsultrim Allione
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    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.

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  • 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.

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    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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