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A lesson in impermanence December 16, 2011

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Khenchen Appey Rinpoche’s cremation stupa has now been dismantled and the foundations are being laid for a new stupa, which will be filled with many precious relics and substances, including an incredible number of tsa-tsas, made from Rinpoche’s ashes, which are being painted by the I.B.A. monks.

More photos to follow.


Khenchen Appey Rinpoche passed away January 30, 2011

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We are deeply sorry to share with you the news that our founder and precious teacher, the Ven. Khenchen Appey Rinpoche, passed away on Dec. 28. This is a huge loss for many of us, and the Sakya tradition in particular.
He was a renowned teacher and hidden practitioner. His simple presence inspired countless, a true living example of a bodhisattva. He was the teacher of His Holiness Sakya Trizin, his two sons, HE Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, and many of today’s leading Sakya teachers. Founder of the Sakya College in India and the International Buddhist Academy in Nepal, he spend many of his last years practicing in seclusion in his house in Boudhanath.
He will be greatly missed. May his activities and blessings continue to benefit countless beings everywhere and all the time!!!

Recess in the IBA courtyard February 7, 2010

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Work-in-progress on the basketball court

The IBA basketball court came in handy recently for local thangka makers who made good use of the spacious expanse to assemble a Kagyu refuge tree, destined for a Kagyu monastery in Bhutan.


SOL students (pictured below) enjoy their recess by engaging in some lighthearted Rangtong/Zhentong debate on sugatagarbha…

Rangtong proponents

Restrain that Zhentongpa!