KIBS Introduction

History of KIBS

The History of KIBS

Like all auspicious undertakings, the project of building the Kirtipur Institute Of Buddhist Studies (KIBS) which was initiated in 2001 faced an extremely tough beginning.

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Vision and Mission

Dharma Chakra - Vision and Mission

The aim of the institute is to provide a venue conducive for followers from any part of the world to gain spiritual knowledge and enhance their spiritual development.

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The Founder - Shangpa Rinpoche

Shangpa Rinpoche - Founder of KIBS

On the 12th September 1960, a child was born in Dolpo, a place near the borders of Nepal and Tibet. It was unknown to anyone at the time that this child was a special child.

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Message from Shangpa Rinpoche

Message from Shangpa Rinpoche

My late teacher, the 16th Karmapa told me: "Face difficulties and obstacles in the course of your Dharma work with perseverance and confidence and success will be your reward at the end of the day."

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Blessing from HH Karmapa

HH 17 Karmapa, Trinley Thaye Dorje

Followers of the Karma Kagyud Tradition can now look forward to a place to pursue knowledge of Buddhist Philosophy and Buddhist Practices in an ideal environment.

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Blessing from HH Shamarpa

HH Kunzig Shamarpa

It is a perfect place for people from all over the world to study Buddhist philosophy of the Karma Kagyu tradition and train in meditation.

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The Kagyu Lineage

Tilopa - The Kagyu Lineage

The patron founders and the lineage masters who belong to the tradition of Kagyupa have been known throughout history to be Masters of Meditation and the Gurus of Buddhist Philosophy.

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KIBS Teachers

Ven. Shangpa Rinpoche

Shangpa Rinpoche is the main teacher of the institute. Khenpo Tsultrim Tharchin is the guest lecturer at KIBS.

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