KIBI - Karmapa International Buddhist Institute KIBI - Karmapa International Buddhist Institute



KIBI is housed in a beautiful four-storied building constructed in a Tibetan architectural style. It overlooks the greenery of Sanjay Van, a large forested park facing the distant Qutab Minar.

Classes take place in the main building which houses the large Buddhist shrine hall with a newly installed air conditioning and sound system, an auditorium, and five lecture halls. It also contains a well-equipped Buddhist library, administrative offices and a lounge. Three meals a day are offered to teachers and students in the basement dining hall.

Surrounding the main building on three sides are hostels that provide housing for up to 300 people with two types of rooms available for teachers, guest lecturers, foreign students and visitors. Small rooms have an attached private bathroom and the large rooms share common bathrooms. All rooms are equipped with two beds, basic bedding, a desk, chair, bookcase and wardrobe.

Lhakhang (gompa)  — shrine and meditation hall

Every day in the morning at 6 am and in the afternoon around 4 pm there are pujas in the Lhakhang. Everyone is welcome to attend. In addition, the Lhakhang is open for personal practice from 6 am till 10 pm. It is also open to visitors from 9 am till 6 pm during the weekends.

Library and On-line Library

Our research library contains a large variety of general Dharma books as well as academic readings in several languages, foremost English and Tibetan. Don’t miss the opportunity to expand your knowledge! Go to the library section >>


Our shop provides Dharma books, malas and other Dharma items.

Cyber Corner

KIBI’s Cyber Corner is located on the first floor, above the KIBI shop. Lekshey Jorden is our IT-in-charge and runs the Cyber Corner. This is a good place for you to use Skype and to download and update your apps. A small fee will be charged in order to maintain this service. Printing and scanning services are also available.
If you have your own laptop, we recommend you to buy a stabilizer — it will protect your device from possible power surges.


Our cafe and lounge is located on the first floor and this is a nice place with a small terrace, where people can meet and relax.


KIBI provides a washing service for the students. You can purchase a coupon for Rs 100 at the Information Centre.

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