Many teachers, both male and female, of the Karma Kagyu lineage come to Kamalashila Institute to give teachings or to practise rituals. Teachers from other Tibetan traditions or teachers from the West also come to us to guide retreats and give seminars. The spiritual head of the Karma Kagyu lineage is H.H. the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje.
Here you will find the biographies only of those teachers who offer their courses in English as well. A list of all of our teachers is available on our German Website.
Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi
Acharya Lama Sonam Rabgye
H.E. Mindrolling Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche
H.E. Drubwang Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche
Ringu Tulku Rinpoche
H.E. Zurmang Gharwang Rinpoche
Po Tulku Rinpoche
Tulku Damcho Rinpoche
Khenpo Karma Namgyal
Lama Tsultrim Allione
Dr. Karl Brunnhölzl
He completed training in Buddhist Philosophy, Mediation and Tibetan language at the Marpa Institute for Translators in Kathmandu, Nepal, under the guidance of Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche.
Obtained a degree in Tibetology and Sanskrit from the University of Hamburg, Germany.
Appointed as teacher of the Nalanda Bodhi sangha in 2005 by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche and bestowed the title “mitra” (spiritual friend).
Multiple book publications, both in English and German, e.g. “Heartattack Sutra”.
Karl’s main focus is on Yogacara, the Mahasiddha tradition with its songs of realization (“dohas”) and Mahamudra.