Saturday teachings at IBA

Sat 1 April teaching at IBA

On Saturday 1 April, Ven Kunsang Choephel will give a free teaching on the topic of “12 branches of interdependent arising”. The idea of interdependent arising (pratitya samutpada) is a central teaching of Buddhism. Briefly stated, it is the idea that “human life is a continuous process of change, rising and falling through interdependence with[…]

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Losar 2017

To all our friends and supporters, Happy Tibetan New Year 2144! May the female fire bird bring you peace, happiness, good fortune, health and prosperity. From all of us at IBA. Here are a few scenes of losar at IBA – cleaning the courtyard, making tormas and khapsay, reading “fortunes” – humorous sayings written by[…]


New publication from Chodung Karmo

It is with great pleasure that IBA’s Chödung Karmo Translation Group is announcing its latest publication, this time with Shambhala Publications: Rongtön Sheja Künrig’s commentary on Maitreya’s Distinguishing the Middle from the Extremes (Madhyantavibhaga), translated and introduced by Christian Bernert. For more details, please visit: Adorning Maitreya’s Intent: Arriving at the View of Nonduality


Rongton’s Meditation Manuals and Pith Instructions

Christian Bernert of Chodung Karma translation group, together with IBA monk scholars Thupten Sangpo (pictured with Christian) and Ngawang Tenzin, have been working on reviewing Christian’s draft translation of Rongtön’s “Meditation Manuals and Pith Instructions” collection, gom-‘khrid man-ngag gi kor. This text deals with both Shamatha and Vipassana meditation.