ONLINE CAMPUS: Vivid Awareness – Course with Ringu Tulku Rinpoche

Vivid Awareness: Khenpo Gangshar’s Mind Instructions on how to use Difficulties as a Way of Practicing Dharma

In the summer of 1957 the Buddhist teacher and sage Khenpo Gangshar predicted the difficulties soon approaching Tibet. He began to teach in a new way allowing everyone listening to him to use difficulties as a way of practicing Dharma. The teachings consisted of the most important perspectives and practices of Mahamudra and Dzogchen. They were presented in such a way they could easily be used by everyone – even under the most difficult circumstances.

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche teaches in this course about these profound instructions of Khenpo Gangshar and guides us on how to apply them today.

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THE MAR NGOK SUMMER TEACHINGS by the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje

Online Teachings from 23rd August until 12th September 2021

In order to revive Kagyu transmissions of teachings on the tantras, and in particular to promote the tantric sections in Kagyu monasteries, the XVII Gyalwang Karmapa initiated this teaching programme for the summer.

Watch the hole program on: YouTube

XVII Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje: Interconnected – now also available in German

The German edition of H.H. XVII Karmapa’s latest book, Interconnected, has just been published and can now been purchased from our Dharmashop: VERNETZT VERBUNDEN UNTRENNBAR – Ein Buch für die heutige Zeit des Wandels.

In this book, HIS HOLINESS, THE XVII KARMAPA OGYEN TRINLEY DORJE shows us how much we can change the world if we understand that everything is related to everything else, and when all our actions are based on this knowledge. We are networked, connected and inseparable. The Karmapa combines the timeless wisdom teachings of Buddhism with the knowledge of science. His book offers solutions to the challenges of our time. (Translation into German by Dr. Sabine Werner)

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  • The Karma Kagyu Community, Germany

    In 1978 the Community, then called an association, was founded as the official representation of the Kagyu lineage in Germany as the XVI Karmapa had proposed. Its present spiritual leader is HIs Holiness, the XVII Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, the youngest representative of the 900-year-old lineage of the Karmapas, the leaders of the Karma Kamtsang lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. The mission of the Community is to preserve the unbroken and authentic teachings and methods of meditation of the ”oral transmission lineage“ of the Karma Kagyu tradition, to pass them on to our modern society in a contemporary way, and to support Karmapa’s activities.

  • His Holiness, the XVII Gyalwang Karmapa

    H.H., the XVII 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. Among other things, Karmapa initiated a historic development for the empowerment of women in Tibetan Buddhism, the goal leading to full ordination for women. Described as one of the most significant “spiritual guides of the 21st century”, the XVII Karmapa has inspired millions of people throughout the world as a teacher, an artist, a poet, and as an environmental activist.

  • City Groups of the 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 guided by our two resident lamas, Acharya Lama Soenam Rabgye and Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi. An overview of these centers and groups can be found here.


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