Kadampa Buddhism

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

Buddhism and meditation for the modern world


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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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Pure Mind, Pure World

Pure Mind, Pure World

“Didn’t you just gasp?” Gen-la Dekyong asked. And yes, that’s exactly what I did. For a first time visitor at KMC France, home of this year’s International Kadampa Fall Festival, the initial view of the arched gateway, adorned with the traditional deer and Dharma Wheel, with the chateau in the background, literally ‘takes your breath…

Celebrating Buddha’s Return from Heaven Day

Celebrating Buddha’s Return from Heaven Day

September 22 marks the celebration of Buddha’s Return from Heaven Day. The following explanation is an extract from a talk given by Geshe Kelsang on this day in 1991: ‘On this day we celebrate Buddha’s return from the desire god realm called Land of the Thirty-three Heavens, where he had been to visit his mother…

Inspiring Quote

By practising conscientiousness we keep our mind pure and harnessed to virtuous objects, and so our energy is not dissipated by external or internal distractions. As a result our mind becomes settled and gathered within, making it easy for us to develop virtuous concentration. Virtuous concentration makes our mind lucid and powerful, which in turn enables us to improve our wisdom.

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso,
How to Understand the Mind


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