What is Aryatara Institute?

The Aryatara Institute is a Munich-based non-profit association that aims to make the teachings of Buddha accessible to all people.

Logo Aryatara InstitutWe offer an extensive program with approx. 300 events per year. There is an introductory “Discover Buddhism" course and an advanced "Basic Program". There is also the possibility to follow the programs via distance learning.

Preservation of the tradition of Mahayana Buddhism

The Aryatara Institute stands in the tradition of the Gelug School of Tibetan Buddhism and is a Center of the FPMT - the "Society for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition" in Munich. This network of Buddhist centers has made it its mission to make the tradition of Mahayana and its values accessible worldwide. In addition to resident teacher, Venerable Fedor Stracke, teachers associated with the FPMT pay visits to Aryatara Institute. This helps to ensure that the Dharma is taught in a variety of ways according to the different capacities of the students. We have been transmitting our teachers’ methods of Buddhist philosophy for over 30 years. We follow the teachings, views and instructions of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He has an unbiased attitude towards all teachings and schools of Buddhism. This open-minded attitude has found its way into many Tibetan schools.