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Information Regarding His Holiness the 17th Karmapa's visit to Germany, May 28 - June 8, 2014

Posted on 29 Mar 2014

Information Regarding His Holiness the 17th Karmapa's visit to Germany, May 28 - June 8, 2014

His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje's visit to Germany

May 28 - June 8, 2014


With the support granted by the Central Government of India and the Tibetan Administration in Exile, we have the great pleasure and honor to announce the first visit to Europe by His Holiness the XVII Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje.

Between the 28th May and 9th June 2014 His Holiness the 17th Karmapa will visit Germany in the heart of Europe, where he is expected with great joy. His first and therefore historic journey to the continent will begin at the Kamalashila Institute, his main seat in Europe and continue in the German capital Berlin.

The Karma Kagyu Gemeinschaft Deutschland e.V. is delighted to invite all students, followers and interested public to join in on that happy occasion and turn it into a successful and festive event.

The program will consist of Buddhist events such as talks and meditation practice.

For Tickets:


Below is the Schedule of Events:

Kamalshila Institute

For information regarding tickets, accomodation, and transport for events at Kamalashila Institute please visit:

29 May



Teaching: The short Ngöndro - Part I


Teaching: The short Ngöndro - Part II


Teaching: Guru Yoga Practice

30 May



Teaching: The Mahamudra Lineage Prayer - Part I


Teaching: ‘The Mahamudra Lineage Prayer’ – Part 2


Empowerment: The 84 Mahasiddhas

31 May



Empowerment: Dorje Sempa


Empowerment: Medicine Buddha


 For information regarding accomodation and transport for events in Berlin click here

5 June



Public Talk: ‘Ancient Wisdom for the Modern World. Heart advice for a Meaningful Life’

6 June



Visit to Bodhicharya Berlin Centre (Invitation only)


 Teaching: 'Mind Training – Taming The Mind and Cultivating Loving Kindness'


Public Talk: ‘Buddhism and the Environment – Living in Harmony with our Planet’

7 June



Public Talk: ‘Changing the World from the Inside Out – Love and Compassion for a globalised World’


Teaching: 'Developing Inner Peace – The Art of Meditation' with Cultural Events

8 June



Empowerment: ‘Karma Pakshi’


Young People meet The Karmapa: ‘The Future Is Now – Today’s Youth are the Hope for a better Tomorrow’


 THE ESTREL HOTEL BERLIN is the venue for Karmapa's visit in Berlin;

The Estrel hotel is giving us rooms, single or double bed, for 69 EUROS PER NIGHT. This does not include breakfast. When booking, people have to say it is FOR KARMAPA VISIT.


A few people have asked whether Kagyu Samye Dzong London is organizing group travel and accommodation for people going to the Kamalashila Institute and Berlin and unfortunately this is not the case. We suggest that you try to get in touch with people who are going and we encourage you to use facebook and/or other means of communications to get in touch with people who are planning on going. It will be more affordable and easier to travel with other people.

 Biography of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Upholder of Buddha Activities

 The first Karmapa, Dusum Khyenpa (1110-1193) began the system of recognising reincarnate Lamas in Tibet over 900 years ago when he predicted his own rebirth. "Karmapa" in Tibetan means one who upholds the activities of the Buddhas. The Karmapa also founded the Karma Kagyu branch of the Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism. All sixteen Karmapas became masters with special qualities, highly respected and revered by all the different schools of Tibetan Buddhism and by the people of Tibet and the Himalayan region. Some of the Karmapas even became teachers to the Mongolian and Chinese Emperors. When the 16th Karmapa fled Tibet and arrived in Sikkim, the King of Sikkim offered him land to build a large monastic centre, which later became Rumtek Monastery.

His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, was born in a remote corner of Eastern Tibet to a nomadic family in 1985. He was found by following instructions contained in a prediction letter left by the 16th Karmapa and his identity was confirmed not only by Tai Situ Rinpoche and Gyaltsap Rinpoche, but also by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. In 1992, the Karmapa was enthroned at Tsurphu, the traditional seat of the Karmapa lineage in Tibet...

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Useful Links

1. SOURCES OF RELIABLE INFORMATION about HHKarmapa's Germany visit :  

2. ACCOMMODATION: to find and book lodging in Germany is a recommended tool. The closest town to Kamalashila is Langenfeld.