Courses and Retreats

The Kagyu Institute of Buddhist Studies offers a range of courses and retreats, from single weekends through to 5 years in duration.

Courses and Events Calendar

Course Calender

Our Courses and Events Calendar gives dates and links for all our planned and currently running courses, whether short or long.

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Certificate in Buddhist Studies

Chandrakirti

[Currently on hold] A 3-year (years 4 and 5 optional) full time residential Buddhist studies course based on the sutra and tantra texts traditionally studied in the Tibetan Buddhist Kagyu tradition.

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Short Dharma Courses

Kamalashila

These courses aim to provide opportunity for students who are keen in gaining a deeper understanding of the Buddha's Teaching but who do not have the time to take up long courses.

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Retreats

Retreats

The Institute is available for individual retreats that vary in duration from a week up to several months. We also have a number of group retreats organised around a practice or text.

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Pilgrimages

Pilgrimages

The Kagyu Institute of Buddhist Studies is now organising a number of group Pilgrimages to sacred Buddhist sites which will be led by Venerable Shangpa Rinpoche and the Sangha.

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Ceremonies and Pujas

Ceremonies and Pujas

Our Courses and Events Calendar gives dates and links for all our planned and currently running courses, whether short or long.

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Tibetan Language

Kamalashila

KIBS also provides opportunities for students who are interested in learning colloquial Tibetan. Private tuition in Tibetan language can be arranged on request.

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Tibetan Art and Thangka Painting

Tibetan Art and Thangka Painting

For an arranged period, a famous Tibetan Artist from Bhutan will be at the Institute to give personal guidance to interested students.

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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

PDF for Courses 2014

You may view or download the PDF brochure for this years courses from the links below:

Courses 2014 - PDF