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The New Kadampa Tradition - International Buddhist Union
Founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

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Welcome to the online home of the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU) founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

The New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union is an international association of Mahayana Buddhist study and meditation centres that follow the Kadampa Buddhist tradition founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

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Coming to Toronto is easier than you think! – Latest Fall Festival newsletter

Coming to Toronto is easier than you think! – Latest Fall Festival newsletter

This October 7-13, we have the special opportunity to receive the Highest Yoga Tantra empowerments and commentary to the practices of Heruka Body Mandala and Vajrayogini from Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab. This is the first time these empowerments have been given in North America since Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso granted them in 2003 in Toronto. Read…

Follow the Summer Festival 2016 on Social Media

Follow the Summer Festival 2016 on Social Media

You can follow all the latest videos, photos and updates from the 2016 Spring Festival on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and the Kadampa Photo Gallery. There is still time to book for the festival – kadampafestivals.org/summer.

Turning the Wheel of Dharma Day

Turning the Wheel of Dharma Day

The anniversary of Buddha’s first teaching in this world, which is called ‘Turning the Wheel of Dharma Day’, is celebrated on June 4 by Kadampa Buddhist throughout the world. It is an extremely auspicious day during which the karmic effect of our actions is greatly multiplied.

This day also marks the birthday of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the Founder of NKT-IKBU, who was born on Turning the Wheel of Dharma Day in 1931.

Inspiring Quote

In One Hundred Verses for the Tingri People Phadampa Sangye says that if we rely upon our Spiritual Guide he can lead us wherever we wish to go and so we should repay his kindness by offering faith and respect. If we wish to attain enlightenment our Spiritual Guide will lead us there, if we wish to gain the realization of the first spiritual ground he will lead us there, if we wish to attain liberation he will lead us there, and if we wish to be reborn in a Pure Land or a heavenly god realm he will lead us there. He will lead us to whatever virtuous destination we desire.

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso,
Joyful Path of Good Fortune

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