The practice of timeless Buddhist wisdom in the heart of Karlsruhe


Buddha’s most profound insight into the nature of the mind remains as revolutionary in our modern world as it was 2500 years ago: the mind is the source of all happiness and suffering. All of it.

At Menlha Center, this is what we learn – in a very practical way. So that through meditation, we can cultivate authentic happiness, and actualize our greatest potential, and help others do the same.

…and we do it all right here im Menlha Center, thanks to the extraordinary teachings of our founder, Buddhist meditation master, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

Everyone is welcome! We do not discriminate based on race, gender, background, age, religion, politics, sexual orientation, or otherwise — everyone is always welcome at Menlha Center and other Kadampa Centers around the world.

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Learn to meditate

 Meditation-Challenge: Developing mindfulness and concentration

Saturday  10:00 – 11:15  l  Sep. 2, Sep. 16, Sep. 30

Without mindfulness and concentration we can’t achieve anything – we can’t even make ourselves a cup of tea! In this course we will learn how to strengthen our mindfulness and concentration through meditation, making our lives more efficient, peaceful and happy.
„When the turbulence of distracting thoughts subsides and our mind becomes still, deep happiness and contentment naturally arises from within.“

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

How to say no to unhappy thoughts and mental discomfort

Saturday 10:00 – 11:15  l  Oct. 14, Oct. 28, Nov. 4

Sometimes saying no to negative emotions can feel an uphill battle. These four classes of teachings and guided meditations exploring Buddhist methods will help us discover how these tried and tested positive thinking techniques are still relevant today in our busy, modern world.

No Future? – where we are going

Saturday 10:00 – 11:15  l  Nov. 18, Dec. 16

The future is unwritten; where we go is open. If we gain deep conviction in the law of karma, we gain confidence that we can shape our lives, our future, ourselves.

  • place

    Menlha Center, Bahnhofstr. 36

  • course fee

    8 Euro or member card

    no booking


    everybody welcome

  • Teacher

    Gen Kelsang Gogden

  • Do you have questions

    we are happy to answer all your questions contact us by mail or phone

  • phone

    +49 721 499 10 630

  • e-mail

Developing positiv energy – meditations on gratitude


Sa.,  December 2 | 10 am to 1pm


25 Euro oder member card


Buddha taught that no matter how our lives turn out, we can always discover many reasons to be grateful. We can either focus on these and thereby develop happy feelings and positive energy, or on all the things that go wrong or have gone wrong and entangle us in feelings of discouragement, sadness, frustration, resentment, etc. In this course Gen Gogden will explain different methods how we can develop the courage and learn the art of focusing on the positive and good in our lives and thereby gain fresh, positive energy for ourselves.