Tharlam puja

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.


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[…]

Mustang monks group 1

‘Death and Dying’ talk by Prof Mohr at IBA

Professor Michel Mohr gave a lecture at IBA on Tuesday 8 May on the topic of Death and Dying. The talk was well attended and everyone found the topic very interesting and gave us a lot of ideas, particularly comparing the western concept of death with the Buddhist tradition. IBA would like to thank Professor Mohr[…]


Dzongsar Khenpo Kunga Wangchuk Parinirvana

     Today prayers were said to mark the occasion of the 10th Parinirvana of Dzongsar Khenpo Kunga Wangchuk, reverently remembered by his many sangha students from Dzongsar Institute in Bir, India. His Eminence Dungsay Akasha Vajra Rinpoche graciously joined us for this event.