Sat 24 Nov teaching at IBA – Mahasandi

On Saturday 24 November, Ven Kunsang Choephel will give a free teaching on the topic of ‘Preliminary Practice and Mahasandi’ at IBA. Traditionally ‘Dzogchen’ can be traced to two original Sanskrit terms. The first is Mahasandhi, which means the gathering of all, signifying that Dzogchen is the very essence of all teachings. Hence many of[…]

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Videocasts available of Ven Kunsang’s teachings

IBA is pleased to announce that Tibetan Monastery Services is making webcasts of the teachings by the Ven. Kunsang Choephel at IBA. The topic for the Saturday November 17th teaching is ‘Bardo’ (see below). The teachings will be given in English. Registration for the webcasts is now open at Registration will be available until December 10th. The[…]


Sat 17 Nov teaching by Ven Kunsang Choephel

On Sat 17 November at IBA, Ven Kunsang Choephel will give an introduction to the Tibetan Buddhist perspective on death and dying. In this context the Tibetan term ‘bardo’ refers to an intermediate period of time between death and rebirth, during which our consciousness is said to undergo a series of transitional experiential states. Ven[…]

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Ven Kunsang Choephel teachings at IBA

Saturday Dharma Talks in English with Ven Kunsang Choephel. Ven Kunsang Choephel will give six free teachings on Buddhism from Saturday 20 October to Sat 24 November.  The topic for Sat 20 October will be the ‘Four Noble Truths’.  Details of the program are in the attached poster.  The teachings are in English and all are[…]

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New publication – Words of a Gentle Sage

Dear friends, We are extremely pleased to share with you the news of our latest publication: Words of a Gentle Sage. Collected Teachings of Khenchen Appey Rinpoche Vol 1.  The book was officially launched on September 27, in the presence of His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin. The hard copy edition is distributed by Vajra Publications and[…]


Complete Path 2018

IBA would like to thank everyone who attended the teaching by His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin who has just completed a wonderful three weeks of teachings at IBA. To enquire about Year 3 of The Complete Path which will be taught again by His Holiness in 2019, please email IBA at:


Book launch: Words of a Gentle Sage

His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin launched a new book produced by the Chodung Karmo Translation Book – “Words of a Gentle Sage – Collected Teachings of Khenchen Appey Rinpoche – Volume 1”. The book is part of the Buddhist Path Series and has been published by Vajra Books, Kathmandu, Nepal. The book is beautifully[…]

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HH Sakya Trichen’s birthday

His Holiness Ratna Vajra Rinpoche led celebrations for HH Sakya Trichen’s birthday, both at IBA on the western date and at Tharlam Monastery, Boudhanath, on the Tibetan date. At Tharlam a large crowd was entertained by a wonderful cultural show and treated to a special tsampa birthday cake in the shape of a stupa. HAPPY[…]