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.

Approaching Emptiness: Four Schools in Buddhism (3.5-ONL)

Wednesdays, March 3, 10, 24, 31   /  7:00 to 8:30 CET  **Registration Deadline: March 1**
with Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi

On four evenings Acharya Lama Kelzang will teach the different views of the four schools in Buddhism with regard to emptiness. Each evening will cover one of the four schools:

  • Vaibhashika
  • Sautrantika
  • Cittamatra
  • Madhyamaka

The teachings are based on the book Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness by Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche and offer a profound insight into the different approaches of the individual schools that are practically related to meditation.

English with German translation.

Adventure Mahayana: The Journey to Enlightenment - Next module April 2 to 4!

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 Intrinsic: How it is, how we don’t see it and how this blindness gives rise to our sense of self

Saturday, April 10 & Sunday, April 11 **Registration Deadline: April 7**
with James Low

Buddhahood is not a construct. All compounded things are impermanent. Intrinsic buddhahood is to be revealed, not made. Since it is not hidden by anything but our own dualising mental activity, the door to freedom is always close at hand.

Saturday,  April 10
2:00 pm to 3:15 pm CET
3:45 pm to 5:00 pm CET
5:15 pm to 6:30 pm CET

Sunday, April 11
2:00 pm to 3:15 pm CET
3:45 pm to 5:00 pm CET
5:15 pm to 6:30 pm CET

English only.

 Course fee:

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

Register now!

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].

Support Kamalashila Institute

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!

You can make a direct bank transfer to our donation account or use our donation form (for SEPA, PayPal, Giropay).

Our donation account:
Account holder: Karma Kagyu Community Germany – Tibetan Buddhist Religious Community
Bank: Bank for Social Economy AG
IBAN: EN04 3702 0500 0001 6542 01
Purpose: Support Kamalashila

Note: Donations are tax deductible. Up to an amount of 100 € the bank statement is usually sufficient.
If you are not a sustaining member and would like to receive a donation receipt, please include your address in the transfer.


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