Kadampa Buddhism

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

Buddhism

Buddhism is Buddha’s teachings and the inner experiences or realizations of these teachings.

These have a timeless and universal relevance and can be practiced by anyone in any culture, regardless of race, gender, or age.

Protection from suffering and problems

By practicing Buddha’s teachings, or Dharma, we protect ourself from suffering and problems. All the problems we experience during daily life originate in ignorance, and the method for eliminating ignorance is to practice Dharma.

Practicing Dharma is the supreme method for improving the quality of our human life because the quality of life depends not upon external development or material progress, but upon the inner development of peace and happiness.

Unbroken lineage

Buddha first gave his teachings over two and half thousand years ago. Since that time they have been preserved in a pure form and passed down from Teacher to disciple in an unbroken lineage that is still alive today.

Thanks to the kindness of these previous Teachers, we are able to listen to and practice exactly the same Dharma as Buddha originally taught.

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Buddhism

The Learning Zone

How to Meditate
What to Meditate On
Sitting in Meditation
Preparing for Meditation
The Meditation Session
A Meditation Schedule
Buddhist Beliefs
What is the Mind?
Reincarnation
Karma
Renunciation
Compassion
About Buddha
The Birth of Buddha
Buddha’s Renunciation
Buddha’s Ordination
Buddha’s Enlightenment
Buddha’s Teachings
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The New Kadampa Tradition
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Glossary of Buddhist Terms
Buddhist Art
Introductory videos
About Tantra
What is Tantra?
Why Practice Tantra?
Authentic Tantra
Levels of Tantra
Attachment & Tantra
About Dharma
Buddhadharma
Dharma Wheel
Dharma Practice
Dharma Centers
Dharma Publishing