BIA Institute

The first initiative of the BIA Foundation was started with just enough funds available to pay the rent for the first months. The founder, Chogyal Rinpoche, rented a former hospital building in Kathmandu, which was in a desolate state. . Read more >>

When Chogyal Rinpoche visited rural areas, and provided the communities with relief materials after the earthquake in 2015, he saw their gumbas – places of rituals, meditation, community gatherings – in ruins. Without non-governmental support and initiatives, the villagers would not be able to reconstruct or renovate them. Read more >>

In a house in Kathmandu which belongs to Chogyal Rinpoche’s family, he established the Nepal Buddhist Nunnery in 2015.  Read more >>

Repa Retreat is an extraordinary place for healing and for connecting with being. Its tranquil and secluded location makes it ideal for group retreats as well as solitary retreats.

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