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About KIBI


KIBI has been conducting courses on Buddhism and the Tibetan and Sanskrit languages  independently for more than 20 years. As a result, many people who studied here are now successful scholars of Buddhism, working in major universities worldwide. 

During the year, public teachings and short-term courses on meditation, Buddhism, and monastic teacher training are offered at KIBI.

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KIBI operates under the auspices of the education and cultural arm of the Karmapa International Buddhist Society (KIBS).
KIBI is managed jointly by the academic and administrative offices. Professor Sempa Dorje is the director of the academic office, while administration is managed by Lama Thabkha.

KIBS Governing Body
  • H. the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa — Chief Patron
  • Secretary to 17th Karmapa  —  2nd Patron
  • Sempa Dorje  —  President
  • TsewangGyatso — V. President
  • Lama Thabkha  —  General Secretary
  • LeksheyGyatso  — Treasurer
  • Chonyid Dorje  —  Member
  • S.N. Raju  —  Member
  • Karma Tsering  —  Member
  • P. Mauria — Member
  • Sharad Saxena — Member
Academic Council
  • Sempa Dorje, Director
  • Lara Braitstein, Principal
  • Tsering Samdup, Senior Khenpo (Upadyaya)
  • S.K. Das
  • TsewangGyatso
  • J.P. Sharma
  • Lama Thabkha
  • Rolf Scheuermann, M.A.
  • S.N. Raju


KIBI is situated in the south of New Delhi, in the peaceful Qutab Institutional Area. It is an ideal location for KIBI, which aims to combine the best of both the ancient Buddhist and modern scholarly traditions.
The Institute is surrounded by the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, the Fore School of Management, and the Shri Lal Bahadur ShastriRashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha.
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