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Founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

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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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Summer Festival 2015: Day 16

Summer Festival 2015: Day 16

In accordance with the wishes of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso the festival concluded with a special presentation of the Life of Buddha on DVD. This play, inspired by Venerable Geshe-la and his teachings, visually captures the essence of Buddha Shakyamuni’s life. Based on the twelve principal deeds of Buddha, it shows in a clear and…

Summer Festival 2015: Day 15

Summer Festival 2015: Day 15

Final Retreat Day on Vajrayogini This is the final full day of the Summer Festival 2015. Tomorrow Saturday the Festival will conclude with the annual screening of The Life of Buddha. The Festival is winding down, slowly dissolving back into the emptiness from which it arose a mere two weeks ago.The taxis are lining up…

Summer Festival 2015: Day 14

Summer Festival 2015: Day 14

Second Retreat Day on Vajrayogini The focus for today’s sessions are the body mandala of Vajrayogini. Gen Ananda presents this profound practice a little bit at a time, building up our understanding with each session. This subtle and extensive practice can seem complicated, but Gen Ananda encourages us all to meditate on it in a…

Summer Festival 2015: Day 13

Summer Festival 2015: Day 13

First Day of Retreat on Vajrayogini Quick Path to Great Bliss After the power of the empowerments and the impact of the commentary, it’s time to shift gears. It’s time to create the space to absorb into the rich beauty of Vajrayogini’s sadhana and gain actual experience, actually taste the liberating quality of the practice.…

Summer Festival 2015: Day 12

Summer Festival 2015: Day 12

It was another gorgeous start to a day at Manjushri KMC: thousands of practitioners enjoying Quick Path to Great Bliss prayers together in the World Peace Temple. It is so powerful to be engaging in this practice together with so many other Kadampas. Throughout the day we received more precious commentary from Gen-la Dekyong on…

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