IBMC held a four-year anniversary memorial service for Ven. Karuna Dharma on March 04, 2018. The ceremony remembered the life of Ven. Karuna Dharma, the former Abbess of IBMC and a prominent American Buddhist nun, who passed away four years ago. The service also honored the lives of Ven. Thích Thiên-Ân, the founder of IBMC, and Ven. Havanpola Ratanasara, a prominent Theravada monk and the teacher of Ven. Shanti and Ven. Veneetha.