2015 Gorampa’s Abhidharma Commentary (Part 2)

Gorampa’s Abhidharma Commentary Part Two 2 to 30 September 2015 The Abhidharma teachings are a detailed and systematic analysis of phenomena, comprising both the outer world of our surroundings and the inner world of our experience, and their relationship. They examine the phenomenal world on the relative level of experience from the point of view of enlightened beings, thus establishing the foundation for authentic Buddhist practice. In this course, Khenpo…

2015 Burmese Abhidharma teachings

4-day Abhidharma teaching – A Burmese perspective Monday 5 to Thursday 8 October 2015 In this four-day course, Ven. Dhammadipa will explain the foundations of Buddhist practice as taught in the Abhidharma tradition of the Burmese forest monasteries, analysing how this perspective can be supplemented by the Mahayana Abhidharma. Relevant for a deeper understanding of the basis and methods of purification, this short course will be of particular interest to…

2015 Nagarjuna’s Letter to a Friend

Nagarjuna’s Letter to a Friend or “Suhrllekha” 3 – 28 August 2015 Nagarjuna (c. 150 – c. 250 CE) is widely considered as one of the most important Buddhist philosophers after Gautama Buddha. Along with his disciple Aryadeva, he is considered to be the founder of the Madhyamaka school of Mahayana Buddhism. Nagarjuna is also credited with developing the philosophy of the Prajñaparamita sutras. Nagarjuna’s primary contribution to Buddhist philosophy…

2015 Retreats

IBA will offer two Retreats in 2015: 9 October to 23 October: Shamata Calm Abiding 15 day Retreat with Ven Dhammadipa 26 October to 4 November: Four Immeasurables 10 day Retreat with Ven Dhammadipa The Retreats may be done separately or together with other courses.   15 days Shamata Retreat Program 9 – 23 October 2015 “Only a calm and focused mind can see things as they really are.” Shamata…