KIBI - Karmapa International Buddhist Institute KIBI - Karmapa International Buddhist Institute
  • About KIBI

    The Karmapa International Buddhist Institute promotes basic Buddhist learning and teaches the ancient wisdom of Buddhism to both lay and ordained practitioners.

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  • Public Courses

    The Public Course is an excellent opportunity to deepen your practice and receive invaluable teachings from our venerable teachers.

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  • Academic Course

    The Academic Course provides basic Buddhist education, and an accredited 3-year B.A. degree program. Admissions open now!

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  • How to Enter

    Join the community of KIBI students! The knowledge you’ll get here is priceless.

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A kind heart flows not from emotion, but from a clear conscience.

H.H. the 17th Karmapa Thaye Dorje

The study of Buddhism should eventually lead to the practice of meditation, such that one will cross the ocean of Samsara with little effort.

The Buddha

O monks and wise men, just as a goldsmith would test his gold by burning, cutting and rubbing it, so must you examine my words and accept them, not merely out of reverence for me.

The Buddha

Our thoughts manifest our words. Our words manifest our deed.

H.H. the 17th Karmapa Thaye Dorje

Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.

The Buddha

The Karmapa International Buddhist Institute (KIBI) is an institute of higher learning in Buddhist Studies for international students under the management of the Karmapa International Buddhist Society (KIBS) — a charitable society founded by His Holiness the XVIIth Gyalwa Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje in April 2012. KIBI operates under the auspices of the education and culture branch of KIBS, and offers degrees and diplomas thanks to its collaboration with Mewar University. Located in the capital of India, the country of Buddhism’s origin, KIBI offers a rich resource for studying the scriptures and great treatises of Buddhism as they are preserved by the Kagyu tradition.  The language of instruction is English. KIBI offers a 1-year Diploma, 2-year Advanced Diploma and a 3-year B.A. programme in Buddhist Studies that includes philosophy, history, religion and language courses.

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In addition public teachings and short-term courses on Buddhism and meditation are offered.

Read more about the Karmapa Public Course, 16-21.03.2015 >>

Read more about the Public Meditation Course, 24.12.14-02.01.15 >>