Online teachings of the XVII Gyalwang Karmapa, March 15 to 16, 2021

The Life of the 8th Karmapa Mikyö Dorje

As part of the ARYA KSHEMA Spring Dharma Teachings, H.H. Karmapa will teach on the Life of the Eighth Karmapa Mikyö Dorje during four precious weeks.

The live stream will be available from 2 to 3 p.m. and from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. each day at: Facebook and YouTube. More here. More here.

Thevideos with German translation by Christoph Klonk will be made available on the Kamalashila Institute YouTube channel.

YouTube Playlist available here.

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Kamalashila Institute Langenfeld/Eifel

The Kamalashila Institute for Buddhist Studies and Meditation is the European seat of His Holiness the XVII Gyalwang Karmapa and main center of the Karma Kagyu Community Germany e.V..

The institute is one of the largest and most renowned Buddhist seminar houses in Europe and is located in the Eifel Monastery in 56729 Langenfeld. It imparts knowledge and practical experience in online courses as well as in seminars, lectures and study courses with national and international teachers and lecturers on the topics of Buddhism, meditation, mindfulness, stress management, end-of-life care and Buddhist psychology.

For the management of the seminar area with face-to-face courses we are looking for a full-time manager (m/f/d) as soon as possible.

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Statement of the Karma Kagyu Community Germany e.V.

The Karma Kagyu Community Germany e.V. dissociates itself from the trivialization and denial of the CORONA pandemic and its presentation as willful misinformation.

Also, the general discrediting of the government-ordered protective measures is not in accordance with the clear statements of the XVII Gyalwang Karmapa on the subject (see, among others, his speeches on the Week of Prayer for Pacifying the Pandemic in April 2020). Read More…

From our point of view, it is therefore misleading when Dharma practitioners whose centers refer to H.H. Karmapa as their head, publish massive doubts about the dangerousness of the CORONA virus and the justification of the protective measures in their postings on Facebook, alternating with statements and photos of Karmapa. In doing so, they give the false impression that he shares and supports their opinions. Read more…

The Board of Management in February 2021


  • 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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