Kadampa Buddhism

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

Turning the Wheel of Dharma Day

Buddha Shakyamuni

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.

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Join in the daily Spring Festival Diaries 2013

1000 arms spring

The Spring Festival Diaries 2013 are now live. Daily updates will be posted during the week long festival. Updates will also be posted on the Kadampa Facebook, Youtube and Twitter.

Please enjoy the diaries and share them with your friends and family

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Celebrating NKT Day 2013

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso - Happy New Year 2009

The first Saturday in April is set aside to commemorate the founding of NKT-IKBU by Venerable Geshe Kelsang in 1991.

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.

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2013 NKT-IKBU International Summer Festival website is now live!

the guru

Buddhism for the Modern World – An International Festival of Meditation, Teachings and Empowerments

Enjoy a summer holiday with a difference. Spend some inspiring time in the English Lake District with people from all over the world developing inner peace through the practices of modern Buddhism.

Week 1 ~ July 26 – 31
Kadam Lamrim:
Essential Buddhist Practices for Daily Life
with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong

Week 2 ~ August 1 – 10
Highest Yoga Tantra:
A Special Method to Purify our World
with Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang

Come away refreshed, invigorated and inspired – equipped with the essential tools to transform your everyday life into a meaningful spiritual path that brings immense benefit to both yourself and those with whom you live and work.

You can attend either week of the Festival or both together – or come for just a few days. Both weeks are open to everyone and suitable for all levels. If you have not been to a Summer Festival before, Week 1 might be a good place to start.


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Fall Festival 2013 booking now open

Profound - Fall 2013 site live

Visit the official website of the NKT-IKBU International Fall Festival 2013, Profound Teachings from Buddha’s Heart, with Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

Booking is now open at KadampaFestivals.org/fall

This unique opportunity to receive teachings and empowerments directly from the Founder of Modern Buddhism and NKT-IKBU is not to be missed. Share this site with your friends and encourage them to join you for the holiday of a lifetime.

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