Our online program consists of live courses* with our resident lamas and guest teachers on a wide range of topics. We are constantly updating this offer – sign up for our English newsletter so you don’t miss any courses that include English!

Unable to attend live? No problem! If you are unable to attend a session, you will receive the link to the videos to make up for missed parts. If you watch with others on one computer, please still register individually.

We do not turn anyone down anyone due to financial difficulties. If you would like to take part in a course, but the specified course fee is too high for you, simply write a short email to [email protected].

* We are using Zoom for these live online courses. You don’t need a personal Zoom account and dialing in by phone is also possible. An explanation on how to join a Zoom meeting can be found here.

Working with Difficult Emotions in Challenging Times (4.4-ONL)

Sunday, April 25 from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm CEST **Registration Deadline: April 22**
with Ringu Tulku Rinpoche

Experiencing emotions is one of the basic characteristics we all have as human beings. Due to the challenging times that we are experiencing in the world right now different kinds of emotional experiences seem inevitable. The range of emotions we experience in a week or even a day can change dramatically: one moment we may feel happy, the next we can experience fear or anger.

In Buddhism we talk about “negative emotions”. The term “negative” in itself is just a label. Although they are not pleasant to experience, even negative emotions are necessary and can help us to learn and grow. How can we use our difficult emotions in challenging times?

English with German translation.

 Course fee:

  • 25,- Euro (Standard)
  • 20,- Euro (reduced fee for members of the Karma Kagyü Association)
  • 108,- Euro (Sponsor price – to support the Institute)

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The Search for Happiness in the Mind (4.3-ONL)

Saturday, May 1 & Sunday, May 2 **Registration Deadline: April 28**
with Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi

The traditional 10-day silent retreat cannot take place as planned due to the Covid 19 pandemic. Instead, Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi invites all interested people to an online meditation weekend.

This weekend will focus on practice together, but there will also be teachings and time for questions.  The focus will be on quiet abiding (Shamata), the training of compassion and the methodology of deep insight (Vipashyana).

This course is open to everyone, including who were not registered for the silent retreat.

Saturday, May 1
10:00 am to noon CET
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm CET

Sunday, May 2
10:00 am to noon CET
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm CET

English with German translation.

 Course fee:

  • 80,- Euro (Standard)
  • 64,- Euro (reduced fee for members of the Karma Kagyü Association)
  • 150,- Euro (Sponsor price – to support the Institute)

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Distinguishing Consciousness from Wisdom

Friday, May 14 to Sunday, May 16 **Registration Deadline: May 12**
with Acharya Lama Sönam Rabgye

The Distinction between Consciousness and Wisdom (Tib.: namshe yeshe jepa) is a central text of the III Karmapa Rangjung Dorje and a profound explanation of mind, consciousness and wisdom. The text describes the Eight Modes of Consciousness and their function, the nature of the Five Wisdoms, and explains why the natural state of our mind is ultimate wisdom. First we deal with our mind as the cause of delusion and being free from delusion, and then with how we can discover the wisdoms within us.

The course includes teachings on this profound text as well as appropriate meditations that allow us to deepen this theme through our own contemplation and experience.

Literature: Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche “Transcending Ego: Distinguishing Consciousness from Wisdom”

Friday 14 May
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Introduction

Saturday May 15
8:00 am to 8:30 am Meditation
10:00 am to noon Teaching
5 pm to 5:00 pm Teaching

Sunday, May 16
8:00 am to 8:30 am Meditation
10:00 am to noon Teaching
5 pm to 5:00 pm Teaching

English with German translation.

Course fee:

  • 90,- Euro (Standard)
  • 72,- Euro (reduced fee for members of the Karma Kagyü Association)
  • 180,- Euro (Sponsor price – to support the Institute)

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Adventure Mahayana: The Journey to Enlightenment - Next module June 4 to 6!

In this online course series, Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi and Acharya Lama Sönam Rabgye will give an extensive introduction to the view and practice of Mahyana Buddhism. The series consists of eight modules which can also be booked independently. Particular for beginners we recommend to book the entire course, as the modules build on one another.

Each of the eight modules covers specific aspects of Mahayana, e.g. buddhanature, emptiness, 5 paths, 10 bhumis, 37 factors of enlightenmentan the three kayas. The online series concludes with a practice retreat that will focus in on meditation and deepen our understanding of what was learned in the prior modules.

You can join this series at any time and modules can also be booked individually!

More info and registration

The Means for Accomplishing White Tsogyal known as the Glorious Treasure of Great Bliss (6.2-ONL)

Friday, June 18 to Sunday, June 20
with Lama Tsültrim Allione and Tulku Ösel Dorje

In this retreat we will continue to go deeper into the dakini world of Yeshe Tsogyal. The auspicious interdependence that was set in motion in last year’s The Excellent Path of Great Bliss of the Dakini Ngondro is brought to fruition in this practice from A.dzom Paylo Rinpoche’s Ösel Nyingtig terma cycle. This Sadhana known as The Glorious Treasure of Great Bliss has the potency to bless us so that we can completely overcome all the deluded appearances of samara and nirvana without exception by bringing forth naturally occurring primordial wisdom and great bliss. In this short practice, the expressions of truth reveal an immensity of wisdom in just a few words. The meaning that is conveyed in this Glorious Treasure of Great Bliss brings to light in an unerring way all the key points that lead to Buddhahood.

Join us for the second year of the Ösel Nyingtig as we continue to unfurl the excellent path of awakening through the means of accomplishing Yeshe Tsogyal’s Glorious Treasure of Great Bliss.

Completion Ceremony for the Dakini Ngondro (times are CEST) (free of charge)
Friday, June 18
11:00 am – 1:00 pm: Completion Ceremony with Tulku Ösel

The Means for Accomplishing White Tsogyal (times are CEST)
Friday, June 18
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Opening Session with Lama Tsultrim and Tulku Ösel

Saturday, June 19
8:00 am – 9:00 am: Ngondro Practice Session
10:00 am  – 12:30 pm: Teaching Session with Tulku Ösel with Q & A
7:00 am – 9:00 pm: Teaching Session with Lama Tsultrim

Sunday, June 20
8:00 am – 9:00 am: Sadhana Practice Session
10:00 am – 12:30 pm: Teaching Session with Tulku Ösel with Q & A
7:00 am – 9:00 pm: Closing Tsog with Lama Tsultrim and Tulku Ösel

 Course fee for The Means for Accomplishing White Tsogyal:

  • 200,- Euro (Standard)
  • 160,- Euro (reduced fee for members of the Karma Kagyü Association)
  • 350,- Euro (Sponsor price – to support the Institute)

Prerequisites and Registration: 
The teachings found within this practice are considered advanced and this retreat is restricted to those individuals who have maintained their practice commitment over this last year.
For questions regarding fulfillment of the practice commitment and for registration, please contact the Ösel Nyingtig Program Coordinator Ulrike Jaklin.

Online audio courses

These courses consist of the audio files of courses previously held at Kamalashila. They are an ideal opportunity for self-study at home.

The files are available online on our teaching platform OwnCloud, after paying the course fee you will get your online access. In addition to audio files, handouts are available in PDF format if used during the course.

Currently the following courses are available:

  • Medzinbuddha with Acharya Lama Sönam Rabgye (English with German translation)
  • Tonglen practice with Acharya Lama Sönam Rabgye (English with German translation)
  • Ngöndro teachings with Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi (English with German translation)
  • Bardo teachings with Acharya Lama Sönam Rabgye (English with German translation)
  • Intensive Study Buddhism – Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi & Acharya Lama Sönam Rabgye (separate price, English or Tibetan with German translation)

Costs: 50 € per course (40 € for supporting members).
Special price for intensive studies, see here.

Registration for this via our office at [email protected].

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Unfortunately, it is already foreseeable that the Kamalashila Institute will suffer a considerable loss of income due to the closure of the institute because of the coronavirus.

Every donation can help us to bring the institute through this difficult time!

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