International Buddhist Foundation

(An Association under Swiss Law)

One who acts on truth is happy
in this world and beyond.

May all beings be happy.
(Metta Sutta)

Tame the mind.
A well-guarded mind brings happiness.

May all beings be happy minded.
No one saves us but ourselves.
No one can and no one may.
We ourselves must walk the path



A spiritual home contributing to the promotion of lasting peace through the teachings of the Lord Buddha (the Dhamma).

International Buddhist Foundation (IBF) is a non-profit, charitable Association, set up in 1991 according to the Swiss Civil Code. The Geneva Buddhist Vihara (Temple) of the IBF was founded on 08 March 1992 to achieve the aims and objectives of the IBF. Everyone who seeks refuge in the Dhamma is welcomed by the Temple.

Building Fund Project

IBF, as one of the oldest spiritual shelters in Geneva which opens its doors to those who seek the refuge in Dhamma, has been delivering its services for over 30 years with very limited resources. With the increasing number of spiritual guidance seekers, IBF has felt the necessity of moving to a modest spacious place for the continuance of its benevolent services to the needy.

Dhamma Programs - 2024

Regular Programs

  • Sunday morning Meditation in Sinhala, English & French  from 9.00 to 10.00 a.m. at IBF premises.
  • Sunday Dhamma School & Sinhala class for children from 3.00 to 5.00 p. m.Join via Zoom
  • Wednesday morning Meditation in Sinhala, English & French  from 10.00 to 11.00 a.m. at IBF premises.
  • Full moon day Chanting and Meditation in Sinhala from 6.30 to 7.30 p.m (Every full moon day).Join via Zoom
  • Daily Buddha pooja & Chanting in Sinhala  at 7.00 a.m, 11.30 a.m & 18.30 p.m. at IBF premises.

*Click the Zoom link to join

Upcoming Special Programs 2024

More activities dates will be published soon.

Concluded Special Programs 2024

  • New year Blessings Ceremony on 1st of January at the IBF premises.
  • The Annual General Meeting (AGM), Sunday 18th of February at Salle Le Multatuli, in Rue de Montbrillant 16, 1201 Genève.
  • Vesak Celebration at United Nations in Geneva 24th of May.
  • Exhibition of the Lord Buddha’s Relics at Fo Guang Shan Centre de Conférence Bouddhiste. From 24th of May to 26th of May 2024.
  • Wesak Meditation Program at Fo Guang Shan Centre de Conférence Bouddhiste 25th of May.

Contact Form

    Opening Hours

    7:00 AM – 8:00 PM

    Contact Us

    International Buddhist Foundation
    Quai des Vernets 1,
    1227 Les Acacias – Geneva,
    Tel:41 22 301 08 59

    IBF Email : ibfgeneva1991@gmail.com

    IBF Projects Email : info@ibf-geneva.org

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