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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.  

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Saturday Dharma teachings

Dharma teachings with Ven Kunsang Choephel are starting again on Saturday 21st January and will run till 25th February. Topics are The four Noble Truths, Avalokiteshvara (Chenrezi) mantra, Shamatha meditation, Transforming anger into loving kindness, Karma and Dzogchen. 9.30 to 11am.