2016 Buddhist Courses and Events

Course Calendar

Courses and programs are designed to provide opportunities and conditions for serious practitioners to have a deeper understanding of the Dharma which will not only enhance their spiritual practice and development, but also its inner realization and application.

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Program and Calendar for Year 2016
Program Name Program Details Led By Date
10 days Purification Retreat
Nyungne Fasting Retreat
20 Nov 2016 Merit Multiplying Date (Lhabab Duchen) Ven. Tseyang Rinpoche & Sangha 12 Nov - 21 Nov 2016
7 days Teaching & Meditation Retreat
Creation & Completion Meditation
(Kyerim & Dzogrim) Ven. Shangpa Rinpoche 23 Nov - 29 Nov 2016
7 days Teaching & Meditation Retreat
Mahakala Meditation Retreat
Ven. Dupseng Rinpoche 5 Dec - 11 Dec 2016



Earthquake Relief

Under the advice of Shangpa Rinpoche, founder of KIBS, Shangpa Foundation is setting up an emergency relief fund to provide immediate relief, recovery and restoration effort.

The fund will be used immediately to provide crucial relief and emergency aid, mainly the supply of food, medicine, water and temporary shelters. This will be distributed by our Sangha together with the Immediate Disaster Relief& Support Team directed by Sherpa Mountain Adventures.

Next we will be providing support towards initiatives of rebuilding of homes for the homeless wherever possible. Finally, the fund will be used towards the restoration of monasteries under the guidance and supervision of Shangpa Rinpoche, mainly the damaged institute buildings of the Kagyu Institute for Buddhist Studies in Kirtipur, and others which are yet to be determined. In addition to that, we wish to provide help towards the restoration of damaged buildings of other affiliated monasteries under the lineage.

If you wish to make a contribution to assist towards healing of Nepal, please kindly visit www.shangpafoundation.com or join Shangpa Foundation Facebook for updates on the relief work at https://www.facebook.com/ShangpaFoundation?fref=ts

Private Retreats

Private Retreats

Due to the exceptional location of the Institute, it is a particularly suitable place for personal retreat and study. The Institute is available for individual retreats that vary in duration from a week up to several months.

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Informally Visiting the Kagyu Institute of Buddhist Studies

Visiting the Kagyu Institute of Buddhist Studies

Visitors are very welcome to visit the Institute without necessarily taking part in any formal activities. Given the nature of the Institute (with its emphasis on study and retreat), we would appreciate you filling out and emailing the following form prior to your visit.

Please use this application form (word doc) to arrange personal visits. The form can be submitted via email.

If you want further information about personal visits, please contact us at: info@kirtipur.org or admin.kibs@gmail.com
Tel: (977) 1-433-1679

Bodhisattva Aspiration


" May the Buddhadharma - the sole medicine for all suffering and the foundation of all joy - be upheld, honoured and may it remain for a long time.

As long as space endures,
As long as sentient beings remain,
Until then, may I too remain,
And dispel the miseries of the world. "


Message from the Founder - Shangpa Rinpoche