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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

Always rely upon a happy mind alone. The measurement of having trained our mind is that we are always calm and happy. Before we have trained our mind, it changes according to our circumstances. When times are good, we are happy, but when they change for the worse, we become unhappy. Our mind is so unstable that it can change in an instant, one moment happy and excited and the next downcast and despondent. A controlled mind will remain happy and calm no matter what the conditions. Some scholars and meditators have called training the mind "the city that is the source of happiness".

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso,
Universal Compassion

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