- Sunday Service @ IBMC -
10:00 - 10:30 / 108 Bow Ceremony
10:30 - 11:00 / Silent Meditation
11:00 - 12:00 / Dharma Talk
- Meditation Times -
Friday - 7:30 PM Zendo - Rev. Kusala
Sunday - 7:30 PM - Zendo Rev. Kusala
- July Events / Sunday Talks -
7/5 - Dharma Talk - Ven. Kusala Bhikshu
7/12 - Dharma Talk - Ven. Havanpola Shanti
7/19 - Dharma Talk - Ven. Kelsang Chitta Karuna
7/26 - Dharma Talk - Ven. Karuna Dharma
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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
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 continue 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 sites.
IBMC was the first American temple
to ordain Westerners as bhikkus and bhikkunis (fully
ordained monks and nuns) Photo -
2005, I.B.M.C. Monks & Dharma Teachers. At the 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 2004 I.B.M.C. Grand Ordination - Photo
Programs available at the IBMC
*Meditation - instruction,
daily practice, weekend retreats, and workshops.
of monks - dharma teachers, and laypeople.
*Ceremonies celebrating traditional Buddhist
holidays and personal events.
program - for those who want a peaceful environment
and more opportunity to practice.
*Special Programs include a prison outreach.
2002 Ordination Photos | IBMC
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