Organisational Information

Below you will find the main information on registering for a course, meals, accommodation possibilities, and how to get here.

Kamalashila Institute for Buddhist Studies and Meditation
Kirchstr. 22a
56729 Langenfeld/Eifel

Office hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon:
Friday 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.:
T: +49 2655 9390-40
F: +49 2655 9390-41

Registration, Cancelling a Registration, Payment:
You must register for a course in writing and send it by e-mail, fax, or post. A contact form for registering online and a form for registering by fax is found here. Please provide your telephone number and whether you want a room! The registration only becomes valid once the course fees have been transferred to our bank account:

Tibetisch-Buddhistische Religionsgemeinschaft (not “Kamalashila Institut”)
Account No. 152002424
BLZ 57650010 (Kreissparkasse Mayen)
IBAN: DE29576500100152002424
Payment for: State the number and date of the event

We will send you the confirmation of registration by e-mail, or by regular post if specially requested. For organisational reasons, it is important that we receive the registration two weeks at the latest before the course begins. Courses are only held if a minimum number of people register for them. Registration at short notice is possible in exceptional cases. With the registration, you are deemed to have accepted our Standard Business Terms. Although we prefer online registrations, we are happy to receive registrations by fax or post as well. If you wish, we will include your e-mail address in our mailing list for the Kamalashila newsletter. This will ensure that you are up to date on all upcoming events and seminars added at short notice. Please let us know if you would like to receive information in this way.

Exclusion of liability:
Kamalashila Institute is not liable for any physical or psychological damage that could occur during participation in a seminar.

Sponsoring members of the Karma Kagyü Gemeinschaft Deutschland e.V. receive a 20% rebate on the course fees. School children, students, and unemployed persons also receive a 20% rebate on the course fees. Children in their own beds are charged only 50% of the accommodation costs. Meals and participation in seminars are on a donation basis (unless otherwise indicated).

The meals during the courses are vegetarian. Vegetarian full board: 25 €/day

Overnight accommodation is available in Kamalashila Institute. We have one studio with bathroom, 15 single and double rooms all of which have sinks and some of which have showers as well. We also have a renovated attic, which offers shared accommodation (multiple beds) with sectioned-off areas. There are showers and toilets on each floor. Single rooms are unfortunately not available for seminars with large numbers of participants. If you wish to book a room, please inform us of this with your registration.

Shared accommodation (3–6 beds):* 10 euros
Double room without a shower: 15 euros
Double room with a shower: 20 euros
Surcharge for single room: 10 euros
*Please bring your own bedding (including blankets) or sleeping bag.

Special Prices for Retreats (does not apply to courses and seminars):
Stay of seven days or more: 15 euros per day plus 18 euros for meals
Stay of four weeks: 12 euros per day plus 18 euros for meals

Kamalashila Institute is unable to get by without the support of its voluntary workers and the help of its guests. Every person attending a course is therefore asked to help out during the day in the house or the garden.

Although children are very welcome in Kamalashila, we are unable to provide child care. Parents are therefore responsible for caring for and supervising their children themselves.

Smoking and the consumption of alcohol or drugs is not allowed on our premises.

Pets are also not allowed.

Check-in begins at 4 p.m.

Please bring warm clothing.

How can I support Kamalashila Institute?

A non-profit organization cannot exist without the additional financial support of its members. Therefore each and every donation helps with the maintenance of our facilities! The best way to support Kamalashila Institute is through a sponsoring membership. (Annual fee is 132 euros–only 11 euros per month). Our magazine, Dharma-Nektar, is sent to the members free of charge. Membership fees and donations are tax deductible.

Bank account:
Tibetisch-Buddhistische Religionsgemeinschaft (not “Kamalashila Institut”)
Account No. 152002424
BLZ 57650010 (Kreissparkasse Mayen)
IBAN: DE29576500100152002424

How to get here:

Kamalashila Institute is located in the northern part of the German state Rheinland-Pfalz, in the so-called Vordereifel, at an altitude of around 550 metres. You can get here in the following ways:

Travelling by Car

Langenfeld can easily be reached via a number of motorways and shorter stretches of secondary highways. It’s important to enter the postal code of Langenfeld–56729–in your GPS system as there are several places in Germany with the name Langenfeld. Our Langenfeld is located in the county called “Mayen-Koblenz” in the state of Rheinland-Pfalz.

If you are coming from the Bonn/Cologne area and prefer a more romantic route through the Eifel (instead of the hectic motorway), take the direction “Altenahr” at the motorway intersection called “Kreuz Meckenheim”. Stay on the B 257 until you reach Ahrbrück and then turn left there in the direction of Kesseling. Turn right there (and drive through the so-called Herschbachtal) until you reach Kaltenborn. Turn left there in the direction of Jammelshofen and continue driving until you reach the B 412. Turn left on the B 412 and shortly thereafter (approx. 1 km) turn right in the direction Arft/Langenfeld. Drive through the town of Arft until you reach the church in Langenfeld. Turn right at the church into the Kirchstraße. Kamalashila Institute is a short distance from the church on the right-hand side.

With Public Transportation

The closest train stations are “Mayen Ost” and “Ettringen”. The train connections from your home train station can be found here. The bus route no. 340 runs from Mayen to Langenfeld. But to catch the bus, you have to walk from the train station Mayen Ost into Mayen (takes around 20 minutes) to the bus stop “Wittbender Tor”. From this bus stop, you take bus no. 340 going in the direction of “Arft” and get out at “Langenfeld Kirche”. The bus schedule of the no. 340 to Langenfeld is available here.

You can also take a taxi to Langenfeld. It takes around 20 minutes from the train station Mayen Ost and costs around 30 euros if there are no traffic jams. You can take a group taxi if you come with a group, which is less expensive. (Taxi number, e.g. +49 2651 1010). It is not possible for us to pick you up at the train station.

Mit dem Flugzeug

For our guests coming from outside Germany, flying is often the only way to travel here in a reasonable amount of time. The closest airport is Cologne-Bonn, but the Frankfurt airport is also only around 90 minutes away. The train connections from both airports can be found here.

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