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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Three new booking options for Fall Festival 2013
Three new options are now available online! You can now pre-book lunches, a tour of the new Temple in Portugal and recordings of the teachings.
Kadampa Summer Festival 2013 Shared - Introduction
Friday 26th of July was the beginning of the 22nd annual NKT-IKBU Summer Festival at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre (Manjushri KMC) in the UK.
Around 2,500 people will gather to enjoy these two weeks where they will receive teachings, enjoy time to contemplate the meaning of these teachings and have many opportunities to engage in meditations on the teachings guided by qualified Kadampa teachers. We can also enjoy spiritual friendship, relaxation, and the beautiful environment of the English Lake District.
Turning the Wheel of Dharma Day
Buddha appeared in this world to fulfill his compassionate wish to benefit each and every living being every day. Accordingly he demonstrated the manner of attaining enlightenment under the Bodhi Tree in Bodh Gaya.
After attaining enlightenment, Buddha remained absorbed in meditative equipoise, but although a living Buddha was now present in our world human beings were unaware of what had taken place.
Join in the daily Spring Festival Diaries 2013
Please enjoy the diaries and share them with your friends and family
Celebrating NKT Day 2013
The occasion is marked by special events and by pujas and dedications at Kadampa centers worldwide.
Prayers are made for the flourishing of Kadam Dharma throughout the world so that all living beings might quickly find permanent inner peace.
Above all, we remember the extraordinary kindness of Venerable Geshe Kelsang in founding NKT-IKBU and pray for him to remain with us for a very long time.
Please enjoy this video teaching.
See video and updates from the 2013 Fall Festival with Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Books & Audio on
Buddhism & Meditation
Centro de Meditación Kadampa México (KMC–Mexico) is an international spiritual community dedicated to achieving world peace through following the Kadampa Buddhist Path.
Mahamudra Tantra introduces a new world of meditation. It explains how we can use our imagination as a powerful tool in our spiritual practice . . .
Modern Kadampa Buddhism
Here you will find information about Kadampa Buddhism, a special tradition of Mahayana Buddhism particularly suited to this modern world that offers practical solutions to the problems we experience in our daily lives.
Find out more in the booklet Modern Kadampa Buddhism [PDF]