Kadampa Buddhism

The official site of the New Kadampa Tradition -
International Kadampa Buddhist Union
Founder: Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Buddhism and meditation for the modern world

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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Fall Festival Inspiration

The NKT-IKBU International Fall Festival 2014 is sure to be a wonderful event deeply enjoyed by all those who attend.

Kadampa Meditation Center New York is the perfect environment to enjoy a meaningful and inspiring spiritual holiday.

Experience modern Buddhism in action, receive inspiring teachings, meet and reunite with like-minded friends, and relax and enjoy the peaceful and scenic environment of the Kadampa World Peace Temple.

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Follow the International Summer Festival 2014 live on social media

You can keep up-to-date with the latest photos, quotes and videos live from the Festival. Simply follow the official NKT Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Google+.

Share your own photos & inspiration from the Festival by including the hashtag #KadampaSummer2014 in your social media posts.

Please enjoy and share this special spiritual holiday.

Fall Festival 2014 Booking Opens Tomorrow, July 16 at 1pm UK Time

NKT-IKBU International Fall Festival 2014
Buddha Manjushri Empowerment and Teachings
with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab at KMC New York
OCT 17 – 23

http://kadampafestivals.org/fall – Booking open July 16 – 1pm UK Time

Fall Festival 2014 Website now live

In October we have a rare opportunity to receive Manjushri empowerment and teachings on Venerable Geshe-la’s remarkable new book “How to Understand the Mind” from Gen-la Khyenrab at the International Fall Festival.

More detailed information about the Festival including program, fees and accommodation is now available online at kadampafestivals.org/fall

Turning the Wheel of Dharma Day

Today we celebrate the first turning of the Wheel of Dharma by Buddha Shakyamuni, when he gave teachings on the Four Noble Truths to his close disciples at Sarnath. Through the kindness of Buddha, holy Dharma appeared in this world, benefiting generation after generation, providing hope for those with no refuge, and guidance for those seeking liberation from suffering and full enlightenment of Buddhahood. Through the power of our virtuous activities and our prayers, may holy Dharma always remain in this world.

Today we also celebrate the birthday of our dearly loved Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. We dedicate all merit to Venerable Geshe-la’s continued long life, good health and the success of all his activities. Out of immeasurable kindness he has revealed the path to liberation and enlightenment, so we now have the opportunity to experience real happiness and freedom from suffering. By taking his advice to heart may we be able to fulfil his perfect vision of bringing Dharma to every country throughout the world.

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KMC Florida

KMC Florida is a relaxed and flourishing meditation Center situated on 1.6 acres in the heart of Sarasota, a beautiful city on the Florida West Coast that is known as “the cultural capital of Florida”.

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Featured Book

Ocean of Nectar

Ocean of Nectar

In Ocean of Nectar, Geshe Kelsang continues this noble tradition by providing an explanation of Chandrakirti’s famous commentary Guide to the Middle Way.

With breathtaking clarity and insight he guides us step by step through a matrix of profound subjects, making them easy to understand for the modern day reader and bringing the Mahayana Path within reach of all of us.

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Inspiring Quotes

We do not know what non-virtuous actions we have committed in the past and so we do not know what suffering lies ahead of us if we fail to practise purification.

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Universal Compassion


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