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

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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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Coming to Toronto is easier than you think! – Latest Fall Festival newsletter

Coming to Toronto is easier than you think! – Latest Fall Festival newsletter

This October 7-13, we have the special opportunity to receive the Highest Yoga Tantra empowerments and commentary to the practices of Heruka Body Mandala and Vajrayogini from Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab. This is the first time these empowerments have been given in North America since Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso granted them in 2003 in Toronto. Read…

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

We should try to acquire a real taste for Dharma now, while we have the opportunity. As we familiarize ourselves with Dharma, we will discover many ways of finding pure happiness. We can experience happiness through meditation and wisdom, and by keeping moral discipline we can attain a special happiness that comes from a healthy body and mind. By enjoying the bliss of pure concentration, we can experience supreme and lasting happiness, no matter how difficult external conditions may be.

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso,
Universal Compassion

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