The following article is from the Spring, 1988 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here.

In 1981 the Western monastic sangha of the Kagyu lineage felt the need to found the International Kagyu Sangha Association in order to help each other to establish monasticism in the West and to increase communication and education. The first step towards this was the publication of IKSA's magazine The Profound Path of Peace. Issue No. 5 recendy appeared and it reprints the first four of eight talks of Thrangu Rinpoche's seminar Monastic Discipline given at Gampo Abbey in 1985 and two interviews by H.E. Shamar Rinpoche and Ven. Thrangu Rinpoche on how to transmit monasticism to the West. Any questions can be addressed to IKSA's secretary Lodro Zangpo, c/o Gampo Abbey, Pleasant Bay, NS, Canada B0E 2P0.


Pema Wangyal of Dolpo restoring a thangka