02-02-2024 | Mahamaya photo exhibition Ladakh / Himalaya
in the Thon-Dittmer-Palais - Column Hall, Regensburg

It was with great pleasure that we were able to open our vernissage of the photo exhibition “You are not alone” in the colonnade of the Thon-Dittmer-Palais with a champagne reception. Susanne Mic, first chairwoman of Mahamaya e.V., is exhibiting photographs of Ladakh there until the end of February, which she took on her multiple trips through the highest settlement area on earth. Regensburg’s mayor Gertrud Maltz-Schwarzfischer opened our well-attended exhibition evening with warm words; also Dr. Thomas Burger, chairman of the SPD city council group in Regensburg, and who has been a friend of the club for a long time, gave a welcoming speech. On behalf of cultural officer Wolfgang Dersch, we were also able to welcome the head of the cultural office, Maria Lang, who, as the direct owner of the house, made the use of the colonnade possible. Our press spokeswoman Silvia Gross moderated the evening in a humorous manner. Katrin Ehmann, 2nd chairwoman and the artist among the club members, signed and presented her book “Yak Mani”, which brings life in Ladakh closer to children in a wonderful way; The book will soon also be available for intercultural education in schools. The pillared hall of the palace was filled to capacity. By selling pictures and books, we were able to raise around 400 euros for the projects in Ladakh, which include reforestation in the Himalayas, climate protection of the glaciers, school education and currently the construction of a hostel for nomad girls. Susanne Mic emphasized that everything is interconnected, and this is particularly evident in climate change, which is why the glaciers of Ladakh also have something to do with us here. A special thank you also goes to Raphael Birnstiel, who, as a restaurateur, made all of his 100 champagne glasses available to us for the vernissage. Our guests of honor received a Tibetan lucky scarf (Katak), the book “Yak Mani” and Tibetan lucky charms.

❤ Thanks to our children for their help and thanks to everyone who was there ❤

The exhibition can be seen in the colonnade until February 29, 2024. Admission is free.

Our children’s book is now available:
Yak Mani is looking for happiness

>> A story about Yak Mani
– about reforestation and educational work in the Himalayas –
and about friendship <<

Story and illustration by our club member Katrin Ehmann

Available for a donation from 18 per piece, soon also in English

22-06-2023 | Reception with Khenpo Choskyab
at Mayor Gertrud Maltz-Schwarzfischer

v.L.: Susanne Mic, 1 . Vorstand, Katrin Ehmann, 2.Vorstand, Dr.Thomas Burger, SPD,
Khenpo Chöskyab, OB Frau Maltz-Schwarzfischer, Silvia Gross, SPD

Khenpo Choskyak, monk and doctor of Buddhist philosophy, was received by Mayor Gertrud Maltz-Schwarzfischer in the Old Town Hall on Monday. The event was attended by Thomas Burger (Social Democratic Party), who has long-standing ties to India. The Regensburg support association “Mahamaya e.V.” organized the meeting. This association supports, among other things, a school and is particularly committed to the education of girls. In 2022, construction began on a nomad girls hostel near Leh. Susanne Mic, one of the founders of the association, talks about the beginnings of the project: “We have been supporting the environmental organization GoGreen GoOrganic since 2017. Together we are planting trees on a large scale to preserve the ecosystem in Ladakh.” In addition, the association would like to support traditional and environmentally friendly methods of agriculture and livestock breeding. As part of one of these projects, the association “Mahamaya e.V.” met Khenpo Choskyab, a monk born in 1977. He was awarded the title of Khenpo, which is given in Tibetan Buddhism for higher Buddhist studies, after 20 years of study. He already visited Regensburg in 2018. During his visit this year, Choskyab said he planned to meet Buddhist friends and give lectures about his life. He feels honored by the invitation and appreciates the work of the support association. As a token of his gratitude, he presented Ms. Maltz-Schwarzfischer with a traditional scarf to express his appreciation and respect. For the mayor, the monk’s visit is a great honor. “I am pleased that we can welcome such a high representative of Tibetan teachings here in our place,” she said and “The cooperation of the support association “Mahamay e.V.” with GoGreen GoOrganic is an important step in environmental protection.” For Chokyab it is self-evident that the community will continue. “Connections that help people need to be nurtured,” he says. Ms. Maltz-Schwarzfischer also sees a benefit for the region: “Regensburg is a very young and international city where people of different origins live together.” She is pleased about the citizens’ commitment to foreign cultures.

MZ report by Emma Sauckel and Luis Wippmann

16.06. - 18.06. 2023 | Songs of Milarepa with Guru Yoga Retreat
Weekend with Khenpo Konchok Choskyab

Milarepa is widely regarded as Tibet’s greatest yogi, famous for his rigorous mountain retreats, beautiful songs of realization and devotion to his teacher Marpa. The tradition of Dohas, spontaneously spiritual The teaching songs that emerged from the realization have their origin in the old, Buddhist culture of India. Milarepa (1040-1123) was a brilliant composer from Dohas, whose content transcended the Centuries have been a source of inspiration for one’s own spiritual journey.

His teaching chants including German translations are the subject of this weekend’s teachings.

20.6. and 6/21/23 – two evenings with Khenpo Konchok Choskyab at the Tibetan Buddhist meditation group, Regensburg:

The Four Dharmas of Gampopa

10.02. 2023 | Farewell dinner for Lama Stanzin Norboo Kopay
with Tibet Initiative, SPD Regensburg and Space Eye

At our farewell dinner for Lama Stanzin Norboo Kopay from Ladakh in the Indian restaurant, we welcomed our new members as well as interested guests such as Dr. Thomas Burger from the Regensburg SPD and Mr. Michael Buschheuer from Space Eye e.V.
After Lama Kopay’s talk about tree planting in Ladakh, many conversations developed.

21.01. 2023 | Lama Stanzin Norboo Kopay at Mahamaya e.V.

Mahamaya e.V. has invited the Lama Stanzin Norboo Kopay from Ladakh – our contact for our projects – to Germany for a month so that he can get to know Regensburg and our members. As a thank you, we were spoiled with a traditional dish from the Changthang Valley, Ladakh, by the hostess Susanne Mic. There were the “momos” and “butter tea”. The llama also visits a forest kindergarten and gives lectures on the tree plantings in Ladakh.

December 10, 2022 | Lukretia market in Regensburg
Day in the action hut
together with the Tibet Initiative Regensburg

July 02-03, 2022 | Regensburg
Ostengassenfest- street festival of social initiatives
Mahamaya e.V. and Tibet Initiative

April 22-24, 2022 | Regensburg
Lu Jong - Tibetan healing yoga
Lecture and workshop with Marion Köbel, Baden-Baden

March 10, 2022 | Longing Tibet - a life in exile

An evening for Tibet with film, reading and meditation

Mahamaya e.V. presents the GoGreen GoOrganic project


May 7th - 9th, 2021 | Munich
mahamaya e.V. and Himalaya Haus e.V.
at the online congress of the Institute for Holistic Medicine e.V.

ONLINE Lecture and Practical Guide: The Jewels of the Himalayas

In his lecture, Khenpo Konchok Samten takes us to his country, which is home to the highest settlement areas on earth in the Himalayas, and introduces the Tserkarmo monastery, where monks and lay practitioners have been meditating and practicing tantric meditation practices for hundreds of years.

Khenpo Samten will introduce us to the practice of Chenrezig in his workshop.

August 2020 | our website is ready!


June 2020 | Mahamaya's new premises in the heart of the old town of Regensburg

We have now found premises for future Mahamaya events.

We look forward to welcoming you to this atmospheric space on the corner of Steckgasse and Obertmünsterstrasse.
Events see news and/or on our facebook site.

From April 2020 | LIVE STREAMS on Facebook "Green Tara Sand Mandala - Scatter"

From 28.03. – 04.04.2020 2 sessions were held daily in cooperation.


When the monks were stranded in Saarland (Germany) during the corona crisis, they scattered the PROTECTIVE MANDALA OF THE GREEN TARA live from the Vietnamese temple in St. Wendel (Saarland), accompanied by meditations and prayers. This green tare practice is taught by H.H. Dalai Lama, H.H. Recommended by Kyabgön Chetsang Rinpoche and high dignitaries of Tibetan Buddhism as a particularly effective and important healing practice at this difficult time in the world.

Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha

May all beings be free from suffering!
May this bring protection, healing, blessings and joy to the world!

April 2020 | Europatournee "Aus dem Herzen des Himalayas"

Monks and artists gave insight into Buddhist ceremonies and the culture of Ladakh in different countries and cities.

Ein paar Impressionen der Veranstaltung, welche wegen der Coronakrise in Deutschland gestoppt werden musste, finden Sie hier.
Mit den LIVE-STREAMS auf facebook von Himalaya Haus e.V. und Mahamaya e.V. ermöglichten wir dennoch “der Welt” zu zuschauen.

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