Kadampa Buddhism

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

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Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

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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2015 Spring Festival - Booking now live!

Medicine Buddha Empowerment and Teachings on Healing the Mind with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab, May 22 – 27

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2015 Summer Festival website now live!

July 24 – 29 : Treasure Vase of Kadam Lamrim
July 30 – Aug 8: Heruka Body Mandala and Vajrayogini Empowerments & Commentary

This Summer we have a very precious opportunity to receive Empowerments, Teachings, and to engage in retreat, on the very essence of Buddha’s Sutra and Tantra teachings.

In week 1, Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang will encourage us to take the precious jewels of wisdom and compassion from the treasure vase of Kadam Dharma, the inner wealth of spiritual realisations that never deceive us and bring the peace and happiness we desire. This experience of Kadam Lamrim is the perfect preparation to receive Highest Yoga Tantra empowerments.

In week 2, Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong will grant the empowerments of Heruka Body Mandala and Vajrayogini, The teachings of Tantra are the rarest and most precious of all Buddha’s teachings, the path by which we can attain actual Buddhahood. Following the empowerments, Gen-la Dekyong will give practical teachings on how to enter and make progress on this blissful, quick path to enlightenment.

Save the dates!

Booking Opens: April 1 (1pm GMT)

More information about the Festival including programme, fees and accommodation is now available online: kadampafestivals.org/summer

2015 Spring Festival website now live!

In May, Manjushri KMC, UK will host the 21st International Spring Festival.

During the Festival, Gen-la Khyenrab will grant the blessing empowerment of Medicine Buddha and teach how by relying upon this Buddha Doctor we can be cured of the inner sickness of the delusions and heal our mental continuum. We will then be free from sickness forever and become an actual Buddha Doctor ourselves.

Booking Opens: March 12

More information about the Festival including programme, fees and accommodation is now available online: kadampafestivals.org/spring

International Temples Day 2014

Saturday November 1, 2014 is NKT International Temples Day, when Kadampa centers worldwide celebrate the International Temples Project. The International Temples Project was founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, with the aim to introduce the Buddhist faith and practice of the New Kadampa Tradition publicly, and to exemplify contemporary Buddhist practice through service to the public. It presently achieves this through building traditional and non-traditional temples, meditation and retreat centres, and through the activities of Kadampa schools, world peace cafés and Tharpa Publications.

Through Kadampa Temples flourishing throughout the world more and more people will receive the blessings of inner peace, and through inner peace there will come outer peace. Read about ways you can help this auspicious project.

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If during our life we have worked hard to acquire possessions and have become very attached to them, we shall experience great suffering when we are separated from them at the time of death.

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, The New Meditation Handbook

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