THE COMPLETE PATH: a 7-year study program 2017-2023

IBA autumn courses 2017-2023

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

7-year training course, of one month per year, with His Eminence Ratna Vajra Rinpoche.

Ratna_Vajra_RinpocheWe are honoured to announce that from 2017 to 2023 IBA will host The Complete Path” (TCP), a 7-year training course taught by His Eminence Ratna Vajra Rinpoche for one month per year, focused mainly on the Vajrayana path as it is taught in the Sakya tradition.

This course is open to everyone in the first year. However, participation from the second year onward will require completion of the previous levels.

His Eminence has requested Khenpo Jamyang Lekshe, Director of Sakya Centre, India, to be the review teacher for his 7-year program. Khenpo Ngawang Jorden, Principal of IBA, will give a 5-day introductory teaching for TCP in 2017. For a detailed description of this course please visit the following dedicated website – http://www.thecompletepath.com  

In parallel with this course, IBA will continue to hold introductory courses, meditation retreats and classes in Buddhist philosophy as envisioned by our founder Khenchen Appey Rinpoche. There are no prerequisites for these courses – anyone is welcome to attend.

While His Eminence has given dates for his 2017 teaching, exact dates for subsequent years still have to be confirmed. However, each year it will occur during the months of August, September and October.

Please check this page regularly for updates.

For REGISTRATION and information on FEES and ACCOMMODATION, please email us at 2register4iba@gmail.com

For general information about coming to IBA, please go to the “Visitor Guide” and “About us” pages on this website.

For information about the teachers and texts, please go to http://internationalbuddhistacademy.org/courses/7-year-study-program-2017-2023/texts-and-teachers/

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sapan22017 

Course schedule:

The Complete Path: August 1 to 26
1 to 5 August: Introduction to The Complete Path, with Khenpo Ngawang Jorden :
7 to 26 August: Clarifying the Sage‘s Intent by the Great Sakya Pandita (thub pa dgongs gsal), with HE Ratna Vajra Rinpoche :

***The Complete path teachings will be simultaneously translated into Chinese.***

Here are the other courses to be offered at IBA in 2017 as part of our annual 3-month Buddhist philosophy course :

Philosophy 1:  August 30 to September 3
Abhidharma according to Burmese forest tradition, with Ven Dhammadipa : To be taught in Chinese with an English summary.

Practice: September 6 to October 2
Two Meditation Retreats with Ven Dhammadipa : To be taught in English with a Chinese summary.
Shamatha:  September 6 to 15 and Four Immeasurables: September 18 to October 2

Philosophy 2: October 6 to 26
Letter to a Friend by Nagarjuna, with Ven. Ngawang Tenzin

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download2018 
Course schedule: All dates yet to be confirmed
The Complete Path:
The Three Visions by Ngorchen Khönchog Lhundrup (snang gsum)
Mahayana, general:
Bodhicharyavatara by Shantideva, part 1
Philosophy:
Abhidharma Summary by Gorampa, with Khenpo Ngawang Jorden
Practice:
10-day Meditation Retreat

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shantideva2019 
Course schedule:
The Complete Path:
Hevajra cause empowerment and Ngöndro
Mahayana General:
Bodhicaryavatara by Shantideva, part 2
Philosophy:
Pramanavarttika (chap 1&2) by Dharmakirti (commentary by Gorampa).
Practice:
10-day Meditation Retreat
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Sonam_Tsemo2020 
Course schedule:
The Complete Path:
A General Presentation of the Tantras (rgyud sde spyi rnam) and the first part of The Tree of Clear Realisations by Lopön Sönam Tsemo (mngon rtogs ljon shing)
Mahayana, general: 
Meditator’s Nest: fundamental Buddhist teachings based on Parting from the Four Attachments or The Three Visions.
Philosophy:
Mulamadhyamakakarikas by Nagarjuna (commentary by Rendawa).
Practice: 10-day Meditation Retreat

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Dragpa Gyaltsen 5462021 
Course schedule:
The Complete Path:
The second part of The Tree of Clear Realisation by Jetsün Dragpa Gyaltsen (mngon rtogs ljon shing)
Mahayana, general:
Stages of Meditation by Kamalashila
Philosophy:
Uttaratantra by Maitreya (commentary by Rongtön), focusing on chapters 1 and 2
Practice:
10-day Meditation Retreat

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2022
Course schedule:
The Complete Path: 
Hevajra Root Tantra (kye’i rdo rje rgyud kyi rgyal po)
Mahayana, general: 
Meditator’s Nest: fundamental Buddhist teachings based on Parting from the Four Attachments or The Three Visions.
Philosophy:
Abhisamayalamkara by Maitreya (commentary by Rongtön or Gorampa), Part 1
Practice:10-day Meditation Retreat
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2023 
Course schedule:
The Complete Path: 
Hevajra meditation instructions
Philosophy 1:
Madhyantavibhaga by Maitreya (commentary by Rongtön)
Philosophy 2: 
Abhisamayalamkara by Maitreya (commentary by Rongtön or Gorampa), Part 2
Practice:
10-day Meditation Retreat
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