KIBI Announces the Continuation of lts Academic Course Program, the Opportunity to Directly Obtain Student Visas through KIBI, and the Dates of the Public Courses in 2019/2020
March 30, 2019
Since 29 years, the Karmapa International Buddhist Institute has successfully offered an intensive study program in Buddhist philosophy, religion and related languages. During the past year, KIBI had to discontinue this program temporarily due to a change in Indian visa regulations. Two Intensive Short Courses were offered in its place.
We are delighted to inform you that KIBI has recently been included in the list of institutions eligible for granting student visas by the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs. Just in time for its 30 years anniversary, from now on, KIBI can conduct its study programs independently. For students to obtain student visas, a collaboration with another Indian institute of higher learning is no longer necessary.
Therefore, starting from the academic year 2019/2020, KIBI will resume its academic courses and offers a four-year program leading to a Diploma in Buddhist Studies. The course stretches over four academic years, with each academic year being divided into two semesters. The autumn semester will continue the currently running Intensive Short Course program and can also be attended individually as a Certificate Course (or as a guest student). The spring semester is a further program of advanced Buddhist studies that offers an opportunity to deepen one’s understanding of Buddhist philosophy, religion and language. It can also be attended separately as a Certificate Course (or as a guest student).
The Karmapa International Buddhist Institute originates from the wish of His Holiness the l6th Gyalwa Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje. It was established by His Eminence the late l4th Shamarpa, Mipham Chokyi Lodro who appointed Professor Sempa Dorje as its educational director. The institute is supervised by His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje who now invites all prospective students from around the world to participate in the various programs that are being offered at his international headquarter in New Delhi.
Further information on the academic program and the registration will be provided soon.
Semester dates – Academic Year 2019/2020
- Autumn semester: October 28,2019 – December 6,2019
- Spring semester: January 6,2020 – March 9,2020
- Holidays: Winter Break: December 7 ,2019 – January 6,2020; Losar break: February 24 – 26,2020)
Dates of the Public Courses and Programs in 2019/2020
- Kagyu Monlam (in Bodhgaya): December 14 *22,2019
- Public Meditation Course: December 24,2019 – January 2,2020