Kadampa Buddhism

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

Kadampa Buddhist Centers (KBCs)

A Kadampa Buddhist Center is a place where people can improve their understanding and experience of Buddha’s teachings through study, practice and the observance of moral discipline.

Dharma means ‘protection’. By practicing Buddha’s teachings 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.

Serving the local community

A Dharma Center is a non-profit organization that provides facilities for the local community to meditate, listen to Buddha’s teachings, engage in Buddhist study programs, and discuss with like-minded people, all under the guidance of a qualified Meditation Teacher.

The centers range from large residential centers with branches throughout the local region to small centers with just one or two branches.

These centers are open to everyone. Even if you are completely new to Buddhism and meditation you are welcome to attend a drop-in class, or call in to look around and meet the people.

Featured centers

Use the menu to view a selection of centers around the world.

Find a center near you

Use the Find a Meditation Center search at the top of any page on this website to find a center near you that offers these classes, or visit the map section to find out more about Kadampa Buddhist centers.

Centers

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