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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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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

Purify your greatest delusion first.
If we purify our greatest delusion first, we will find it easier to abandon other delusions. For example, if we have a tendency towards anger, we should concentrate on patience, the opponent to anger, and in this way gradually conquer it. We will not be able to overcome our anger immediately but, with persistent practice, its power will diminish week by week, until eventually it subsides altogether.

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso,
Universal Compassion

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