The Essence of Buddhism – Module 1: The Life of the Buddha

This module first introduces the brillant figure of Buddha Gautama Shakyamuni, who was both a human being with a life story and a spiritual genius.

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The Life of the Buddha – The Appearance of a Bright Star in Our Human World

This module first introduces the brillant figure of Buddha Gautama Shakyamuni, who was both a human being with a life story and a spiritual genius. After his “Great Awakening” he unfolded a great ability to express himself in speech and with his spiritual power, touching and inspiring many thousands of people in his time. And obviously “the bright star” still reaches us today with its radiance.

In this first module, Lama Kelzang explores questions such as…

  • Who was the Buddha?
  • How did he find his way?
  • What did he discover, what did his awakening consist of?
  • What was the nature of his awakening?
  • Was he a human being, was he an avatar, or God?
  • What did he teach?

Friday, Mai 24
07:00 pm to 08:30 pm Introduction

Saturday, Mai 25
08:00 am to 08:30 am meditation
10:00 am to 11:30 am teaching
15:00 pm to 16:30 pm teaching

Sunday, Mai 26
08:00 am to 08:30 am meditation
10:00 am to 11:30 am teaching

English with German translation.

Additional Texts used for daily practrice: PDF Download

This course consists of five modules. You can book the courses separately or in combination.
You can already book:
October, 18 – 20: module 2
November, 29 – December, 02: module 3

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About Instructor

Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi

Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi is one of the resident lamas at Kamalashila Institute. He was born in Bhutan and studied and taught for 13 years at the Karma Shri Nalanda Monastic University in Rumtek, Sikkim. He received many teachings from H.E. Gyaltsab Rinpoche, Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche and Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. In 2004, Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi first went to the USA, where he still teaches today for Nitartha Institute, and then came to Germany. Since then, he has been living and teaching at Kamalashila Institute, and is visiting Buddhist centers throughout Europe and supervising Kamalashila city groups. He is a competent teacher of Buddhist philosophy and the meditation practices of sutra, tantra and Mahamudra, and an expert of the Abhidharma.

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