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Closure of the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Cultural Institute (ITBCI) School

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 30 Nov, 2021 - 16:32

Closure of the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Cultural Institute (ITBCI) School

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 30 Nov, 2021 - 16:32

The Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Cultural Institute (ITBCI) school is closing its doors with a finale event today. In February 2021 the school’s trustees made the decision to close later in the year, and now that day has come.

The Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Cultural Institute (ITBCI) School was established in Kalimpong in 1954 by the late Dhardo Rimpoche, one of Sangharakshita’s main teachers. The school was originally set up in order to provide free education for the children of the poorest...

Triratna News
Triratna News

An Update on the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Cultural Institute (ITBCI School)

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 24 Feb, 2021 - 09:57

An Update on the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Cultural Institute (ITBCI School)

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 24 Feb, 2021 - 09:57

The Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Cultural Institute (ITBCI) School was established 67 years ago by the previous Dhardo Rimpoche, one of Sangharakshita’s main teachers, to protect Tibetan and Himalayan Art and Culture. In late December 2020 Karuna Trust, who funds 60% of the school’s overall budget, was informed that the Trustees of the ITBCI in Kalimpong, which is now led by the new Dhardo Rimpoche, had made the decision to close the school in December 2021. 

Rimpoche, who had previously...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Help Priyadaka film Mr Khalden at the ITBCI school

By Munisha on Mon, 2 Nov, 2015 - 11:45

Help Priyadaka film Mr Khalden at the ITBCI school

By Munisha on Mon, 2 Nov, 2015 - 11:45

Normally a door-to-door fundraiser for Triratna development charity Karuna Trust, raising money to work among India’s poorest people, Priyadaka writes with news of a video project involving the headmaster of Dhardo Rinpoche’s school for children of Tibetan refugee families.

“Tumbling down either side of high ridges in the remote Gorkha region of northeastern India, Kalimpong has the stunning backdrop of Mount Kanchenjunga to wake up to above the morning mist.

This winter I’m heading up there for my fourth visit, once again to enjoy...

Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

Dedicating An American Stupa - Live Today!

By Candradasa on Sun, 8 Mar, 2015 - 12:43

Dedicating An American Stupa - Live Today!

By Candradasa on Sun, 8 Mar, 2015 - 12:43Today we’ll be bringing you some live social media coverage of the inauguration ceremony for the newest Triratna stupa, sited at Aryaloka Buddhist Center in New Hampshire, USA, and dedicated to Dhardo Rimpoche, one of Sangharakshita’s eight main teachers and his close personal friend.

Tune in on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. We’ll be posting pictures and (internet permitting!) some audio...
Dhardo Rinpoche
The Stupa Project

Stupa Update: Lion Throne Completed

By viriyalila on Thu, 24 Jul, 2014 - 00:01

Stupa Update: Lion Throne Completed

By viriyalila on Thu, 24 Jul, 2014 - 00:01The Dhardo Rinpoche stupa at Aryaloka is rapidly taking shape. The base, or “lion throne” portion of the stupa was completed on Monday. Into it we placed a large sealed urn or vase, with contents representing things of samsara:

An old police service revolver and ammunition

A knife

Some coral

Gold chains

Silver and amber items

Dirt from the homes of wealthy people

Fur from horses and alpaca

A...
Dhardo Rinpoche
The Stupa Project

Day 3

By Shrijnana on Fri, 11 Jul, 2014 - 03:01

Day 3

By Shrijnana on Fri, 11 Jul, 2014 - 03:01The stupa is taking shape! The outline of the base is completed.
Dhardo Rinpoche
The Stupa Project

Day 2

By Shrijnana on Thu, 10 Jul, 2014 - 03:06

Day 2

By Shrijnana on Thu, 10 Jul, 2014 - 03:06The base is almost complete.
Dhardo Rinpoche
The Stupa Project

Mantra Writing & Preparations - with Viriyagita

By viriyalila on Sat, 5 Jul, 2014 - 23:16

Mantra Writing & Preparations - with Viriyagita

By viriyalila on Sat, 5 Jul, 2014 - 23:16This Sunday morning, July 6th, following our morning meditation that begins at 10, Viriyagita will be spending time in the center shrine room writing and preparing mantras for the stupa. She will be ritually engaging in this activity between 11 am - 1 pm and welcomes others to join her. Some writing materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own paper, pens, ribbons. This will be an opportunity for giving our collective energy and intent to the...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Tuesday: Mantras!

By viriyalila on Mon, 16 Jun, 2014 - 16:30

Tuesday: Mantras!

By viriyalila on Mon, 16 Jun, 2014 - 16:30Mantra Writing Session - Tuesday this week, June 17, Viriyagita will host a mantra writing session at the center. As you likely have heard, a Bodhicitta Stupa is being built in Newmarket, NH at Aryaloka, organized by the Triratna Buddhist Community. Construction is now under way! They need hundreds, even thousands of mantras to place in the drum of the stupa. Join Viriyagita tomorrow evening 5-8 pm, in the shrine room, to engage in this devotional practice. If you...

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