Vision and Mission

Kagyu Institute of Buddhist Studies

Buddhism is gaining popularity internationally. The number of people who are becoming increasingly dissatisfied with their unhappy modern lifestyles are ever on a rise. They are only beginning to reap the benefits from the wisdom of the Buddha's teachings and understand that the profound path of the Buddha Dharma can lead them to peace, liberation, ultimate happiness and enlightenment.

In order to achieve this, it is necessary to receive the teachings from a perfect master under conditions which are favourable for learning and receiving these necessary teachings.

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.

Vision of KIBS

  • Provide qualified masters to impart the authentic and pure teachings of the Buddha to followers who are interested to engage in spiritual pursuits.
  • Provide guidance and assistance to all Buddhist practitioners towards the clear, proper understanding and realization of the Teachings.
  • Provide a conducive environment favourable for the systematic learning of the Buddha Dharma.
  • Provide a place for practitioners to retreat, learn, experience and ultimate realization of the non-duality of clarity and emptiness.

A variety of courses both long and short are available and they are structured for all levels of study. Short courses lasting from a week to a month will introduce students to basic Buddhist teachings and meditation techniques. The long courses provided will span over 3 to 5 years.

We feel strongly that this Buddhist Institute will be a wish-fulfilling treasure in the eyes of countless followers from over the world and it will be a source of boundless knowledge and limitless blessings of peace, loving kindness and great compassion.

It is significant because it is the first of its kind in the Karma Kagyud lineage in Nepal and especially important in this degenerating times.

May it serve to bring the light of the Dharma to as many sentient beings as possible.