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[…]
On Sunday 2 April, Sunday 9 April and Sunday 16 April, Ven Wongdue Sangpo will give free teachings on Buddhism in Tibetan language at IBA. All are welcome. Please phone Ven Wongdue on 9841443847 for information.
Saturday Teachings at International Buddhist Academy Sat 18 March to Sat 15 April Free teachings on Buddhism by Ven Kunsang Choephel 9.30 am – 11 am Sat 18 March – Four Noble Truths Sat 25 March – Dzogchen Sat 1 April – Twelve branches of interdependent arising Sat 8 April – Samatha meditation Sat[…]
The International Buddhist Academy joins with well wishers and supporters from around the world in rejoicing at the enthronement of His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin in India today. Photos, videos and live coverage of all the ceremonies can be seen at: https://www.facebook.com/sakyatrizinenthronement
The 42nd Sakya Trizin Enthronement Ceremony is taking place today with live streaming available on their Facebook site. To view the wonderful photos and videos, you can go to the link below. Their Facebook page includes an ongoing record of photos and videos of the ceremonies: https://www.facebook.com/sakyatrizinenthronement
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[…]
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
IBA scholar, Ven Ngawang Choephel, began a series of teachings at IBA in Nepali today, with over 30 people attending and enjoying kapse and tea afterwards. This series will continue through February, presenting introductory topics on Dharma.
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.
Today IBA celebrated the anniversary of the parinirvana of our most esteemed founder, Khenchen Appey Rinpoche. Khenpo Jorden led prayers in the shrine room, which, along with Rinpoche’s memorial stupa, was decorated with flowers bought with donations made by our sangha and staff, as well as by kind supporters in Malaysia.