Kadampa Buddhism

The New Kadampa Tradition - International Buddhist Union
Founded by 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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Spring and Summer Festival websites are now LIVE!

Spring and Summer Festival websites are now LIVE!

The Spring and Summer Festivals are held each year at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre, the mother centre of the NKT-IKBU.   This year in Spring, Gen-la Thubten will grant the blessing empowerment of Prajnaparamita and give teachings on the Heart Sutra.  In Summer week 1, Gen-la Jampa will give Lamrim teachings as a preparation for receiving the Highest Yoga Tantra empowerments of Heruka Body Mandala and Vajrayogini in week 2 with Gen-la Dekyong. Read more…

Kadampa Buddhism Worldwide 2018

Kadampa Buddhism Worldwide 2018

The new brochure of the International Teaching Programme of Festivals & Dharma Celebrations is now printed and being shipped around the world. View it online here.

New Kadampa Buddhism Worldwide 2018 - Brochure


Inspiring Quote

Enlightenment is the inner light of wisdom that is permanently free from all mistaken appearance, and whose function is to bestow mental peace upon each and every living being every day. Right now we have obtained a human rebirth and have the opportunity to attain enlightenment through Dharma practice, so if we waste this precious opportunity in meaningless activities there is no greater loss and no greater foolishness. This is because in future such a precious opportunity will be extremely hard to find.

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso,
How to Understand the Mind


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