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Ven. Sarika Dharma - Page  ///  Ven. H. Ratanasara - Page




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The International Buddhist Meditation Center in Los Angeles was founded in 1970 by Ven. Dr. Thich Thien-An, a scholar and Zen Master from Vietnam. He came to the United States as a visiting professor at UCLA, and at the urging of his students, founded the Center to provide a place for them to practice meditation and the Buddhist Path. / Booklet - Zen Buddhism: Awareness in Action / Book - Zen Philosophy, Zen Practice - Ven. Thich Thien-An // IBMC Monthly Guide - Ven. Thich Thien An, 1926 - 1980 Tribute /// The Dharma Family - Ven. Thich Thien An

When Dr. Thien-An died in 1980, Ven. Dr. Karuna Dharma, one of the founders of the Center, became the Abbess. Under her direction, the IBMC Monks and Dharma Teachers continued the Center's activities. IBMC was one of four original Zen centers founded in the United States to cater specifically to the needs of Western-born Americans. Over ten other temples have sprung from IBMC, with monks training at the Center until they became qualified to establish their own centers. / The IBMC Chant Book




The IBMC Rainy Season Retreat - An-Cu  /  The College of Buddhist Studies - 1983 / 2003  /  Obituary of Dr. Havanpola Ratanasara  /  The IBMC 30th Anniversary at Hsi Lai Temple - October, 2000  /  The 40th Anniversary Booklet  /  The Los Angeles Buddhist-Catholic Dialogue, - Original Dialogue Members - Ven. Dr. Karuna Dharma: International Buddhist Meditation Center and Ven. Dr. Havanpola Ratanasara.  /  The Buddhist Sangha Council of Southern California - Dr. Havanpola Ratanasara, Ven. Dr. Thich Thien-An  /  Kusala Bhikshu representing the IBMC  - Mayor's Certificate of Appreciation - for his Los Angeles interfaith work.  /   History of the IBMC Bell - Photo


IBMC was one of the first American Centers to ordain Westerners as bhikkus and bhikkunis. / The first Grand Ordination held in December, 1994, the Center was the first to have a full ordination ceremony presided over by a woman and the first to have Western disciples of Asian masters fully ordain their own disciples. The 1994 Grand Ordination Booklet

 The masters Photo were from many countries, all with temples in the U.S.: Vietnam, China, Korea, Japan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tibet and America. Thirty-seven people took ordination at different levels Photo. Seven Western nuns in the Tibetan tradition took bhikkuni ordination with the permission and participation of their masters.

Precept Ceremony 1980's  /   November, 1996 Full Monk Ordination - Kusala Bhikshu  /  Precept Ceremony 2000's  /  The 2001 Ordination / The 2002 Ordination /  The 2004 I.B.M.C. Grand Ordination - Photo Album. / 2005 I.B.M.C. Monks & Dharma Teachers.  /  Ordination of Rev. Maha Chandana  -  Sunday, December 7, 2008  Photo  /




 

Classic IBMC News Letters

August - 2009  /  September - 2009  /  October - 2009  /  November - 2009  /  December - 2009

Janurary - 2010  /  February - 2010  /  April - 2010  /  May - 2010  /  June - 2010  /  August - 2010

 September - 2010  /  November - 2010  /  December - 2010  /  IBMC Monthly Guide - Articles

 



23:21 - Ven. Thich Thien-An and IBMC - The Early Years. - 1970's

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