Sat 23 June: teaching on the Heart Sutra at IBA

Ven Kunsang Choephel will give an introduction to the ‘Heart Sutra’, one of the most cited and widely known Buddhist texts. The central topic of the ‘Heart Sutra’ is the Buddhist understanding of the ultimate nature of mind and phenomena. The Sutra presents a dialogue between the monk Shariputra and the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara in which[…]

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Sat 16 June teaching: Meditation on Avalokiteshvara

Ven Kunsang Choephel will give a free teaching in English on ‘Meditation on Avalokiteshvara’. Avalokiteshvara is the embodiment of the compassion of all the Buddhas, as visualised in the form of a meditational deity. Ven Kunsang Choephel will teach on the meaning of the six-syllable mantra of Avalokiteshvara: Om Ma-Ni Pad-Me Hum. The six syllables[…]

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Tues 12 June – 3 to 5pm at IBA – Talk on Neuroscience and Buddhism

Neuroscience and Buddhism Connections Professor Marcia Grabowecky and Professor Ken Paller from Northwestern University USA will give a talk at IBA on Neuroscience and Buddhism Connections on Tuesday 12 June from 3pm to 5pm. Professor Paller is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Program and Professor Marcia Grabowecky is Research Associate Professor[…]

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線上直播

我們很榮幸地宣佈,昆桑卻佩法師的週六晨間傳法,於6月9日在加德滿都的尼泊爾國際佛學院教授的“死和死亡過程”,現已在法會網—西藏寺院服務 www.gompaservices.com 開放註冊。本教學以英文授課。註冊將於6月25日截止。 線上直播: 昆桑卻佩法師將介紹藏傳佛教對死和死亡過程的觀點。思维無常與關於死與死亡內在過程的冥想在藏傳佛教中被認為是非常重要的。昆桑卻佩法師將根據藏傳佛教的傳統講授該如何準備死亡,並也將以藏傳佛教觀點對照現代科學的死亡觀。 本教學的線上直播將於現場錄製並於當天稍晚上傳(尼泊爾時間)。 影音檔將會留在線上直到6月25日,您可以選擇在那之前的任何時間上網收看。 本線上直播服務在法會網的註冊費為£4.00英鎊 。在註冊時,您也將有機會選擇贊助尼泊爾國際佛學院。 註冊請至法會網—西藏寺院服務 www.gompaservices.com 並登入您的法會網帳戶點選 Special Events/ View all current events(特別活動/查看當前所有活動),然後從日期排序或寺院/尼寺院列表中點選International Buddhist Academy(尼泊爾國際佛學院)。如果還沒有一個法會網帳戶,您可以在法會網—西藏寺院服務 www.gompaservices.com 點選 Sign in / New to Gompa(登入/法會網新人)來開設帳戶。

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Videocast of teaching on Death and Dying Sat 09 June

We are pleased to announce a webcast of the Saturday morning talk by the Venerable Kunsang Choephel titled ‘Teaching on Death and Dying’ at the International Buddhist Academy, Kathmandu, on Saturday, June 9th, 2018. The teaching will be given in English. Registration is now open at www.gompaservices.com. Registration will be available until June 25th, 2018.[…]

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10th Saga Dawa Monlam Chenmo puja

Monks from IBA and monks and nuns from other monasteries in Boudha joined together in prayer on Monday and Tuesday for the 10th Saga Dawa Monlam Chenmo which was organised by the Nepal Buddhist Federation.

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IBA prayers for Saga Dawa

IBA celebrated Saga Dawa on the 15th day of the Tibetan month with prayers and tea light candles around the Stupa at IBA. Many monks also went to Swayambu and Boudha to do Kora which is a transliteration of a Tibetan word that means ‘circumambulation’. Kora is both a type of pilgrimage and a type[…]

Birth of Tathagata Buddha Shakyamuni today 22 May

Today is the 7th of the fourth Tibetan Lunar calendar of Saga Dawa month which marks the birth date of Tathagata Buddha Shakyamuni. Tathāgata (Sanskrit: [t̪əˈt̪ʰɑːɡət̪ə]) is a Pali and Sanskrit word; Gautama Buddha uses it when referring to himself in the Pāli Canon. The term is often thought to mean either “one who has[…]