THE COMPLETE PATH: a 7-year study program 2017-2019, 2023-2026

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We are honoured to announce that from 2017 to 2023 IBA will host “The Complete Path” (TCP), a 7-year training course taught by His Holiness Ratna Vajra Rinpoche, the 42nd Sakya Trizin, for approximately one month per year, focused mainly on the Vajrayana path as it is taught in the Sakya tradition.

This course is open to everyone in the first year. However, participation from the second year onward will require completion of the previous levels.

***The Complete path teachings will be simultaneously translated into Chinese.***

His Holiness 41st Sakya Trizin introduces TCP here

Listen to His Holiness 42nd Sakya Trizin introduce TCP here

Course schedule for THE COMPLETE PATH with His Holiness Ratna Vajra Rinpoche

2017    August 1 to 26: Clarifying the Sage‘s Intent by the Great Sakya Pandita
1 to 5 August: Introduction to The Complete Path, with Khenpo Ngawang Jorden
7 to 26 August: Clarifying the Sage‘s Intent by the Great Sakya Pandita (thub pa dgongs gsal)

Year 1 online course: an online course is available if you were unable to attend the Year 1 teaching on Clarifying the Sage’s Intent. For details, click on this link:

2018    The Three Visions by Ngorchen Khönchog Lhundrup (snang gsum)

2019    Hevajra cause empowerment and Ngöndro

2020 to 2022  Teachings at IBA postponed due to Covid

2023    A General Presentation of the Tantras (rgyud sde spyi rnam) and The Tree of Clear Realisations, part 1 by Lopön Sönam Tsemo (mngon rtogs ljon shing). Go to

2024    The Tree of Clear Realisation, part 2 by Jetsün Dragpa Gyaltsen (mngon rtogs ljon shing)

2025    Hevajra Root Tantra (kye’i rdo rje rgyud kyi rgyal po)

2026    Hevajra meditation instructions

His Holiness has requested Khenpo Jamyang Lekshe, Director of Sakya Centre, India, to be the review teacher for his 7-year program.


PROPOSED DAILY SCHEDULE at IBA (the black section in bold is available for all students, while the blue sections are only for those staying at IBA)

6:30 Morning Prayers (in Tibetan) – shrine hall
7:00-7:30 Breakfast – dining hall
8:30-9:00 Yoga – venue tba
9:30-11:30 Teaching with His Holiness – shrine hall
12:00 Lunch – dining hall and court yard
2:00-3:30 Review teaching with Khenpo Lekshe – shrine hall
3:30 Afternoon tea – dining hall and court yard
4:30-5:30 Shamatha meditation – shrine hall
6:30 Dinner – dining hall
7:30-10:00 Private study and meditation – own room


NOTE: The first three years of this program (2017-2019) will also be taught at partner centers in Europe, Australia, the US, and Taiwan by qualified teachers.

For a detailed description of this course and a list of the partner centers please visit the dedicated website:  

Please note that in parallel with this course, IBA will continue to hold introductory courses, meditation retreats and classes in Buddhist philosophy as envisioned by our founder Khenchen Appey Rinpoche. There are no prerequisites for these courses – anyone is welcome to attend. For dates and content, please visit this page.

While His Holiness has given dates for his 2017 teaching, exact dates for subsequent years still have to be confirmed. However, each year it will occur during the months of August, September and October.

Please check this page regularly for updates.

For REGISTRATION and information on ACCOMMODATION, please email us at

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