Kadampa Buddhism

New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union
Founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Why is everyone smiling?

Metz, northern France, Sunday October 21, and a lot of people are smiling. Today, Gen Kelsang Eupame the NKT-IKBU National Spiritual Director for France visited Metz to open and bless the new KMC. Words are unnecessary to describe this amazing day, just enjoy these stunning photos. Find out more about KMC Metz at: meditation-metz.org

Meditation in a South African school

Tushita KMC in Cape Town has been giving meditation classes at COSAT High School in Khayelitsha since 2013, and some of the students also attend classes at the centre.

Enjoy this video of the Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Pagpa guiding the children.

More beautiful minds

More beautiful minds Yesterday was Work a Day for World Peace Day, during which people all over the world dedicated a day’s wages to help with the work of the International Temples Project – and the contributions are still coming in. If you would like to contribute you can do so any time using the … Read more

Contributing to world peace

Today, people around the world are dedicating a day’s wages to help with the work of the International Temples Project. We asked some contributors why they are helping the International Temples Project. Here are some of their replies.

What’s in the crates?

Just before midnight on a fresh autumn night, a truck pulls away from Conishead Priory laden with crates. Heroic Kadampa volunteers had worked for hours under flood lights to help load the truck with a very precious cargo. This was another shipment from the Kadampa Art Studio to the new Temple site at IKRC Grand … Read more

Rainbows, snow mountains and sparkling gold

Templewatch Arizona – Update #3 Two weeks on and the Temple doorway structures are almost complete – and bathed in rainbows! Next week the construction of the steel framework begins. Kind volunteers from New Mexico, Phoenix and Ohio have been helping with the project in recent weeks. The first snow of the year has fallen, … Read more

Kadam Dharma comes to Japan

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche has appointed Gen Kelsang Shindro as the Resident Teacher of the new Kadampa Meditation Centre Tokyo. Yesterday NKT-IKBU signed the lease on a property for the City Temple. Work now begins on renovating the interior. Meanwhile at the Kadampa Studio at Manjushri KMC in the UK the statues for the … Read more

A very special opportunity

Cast an eye over the Kadampa posts from recent weeks and you will have a glimpse of the extraordinary work of the International Temples Project around the world. Magnificent temples appearing in Arizona and Malaga, city temples in many countries, exquisite statues, books in many languages, Dharma Celebrations, National Festivals and the International Fall Festival. … Read more

When does a Festival end?

It doesn’t. During the time we are assembled we receive teachings and empowerments and try to take their meaning to heart in meditation. And in between sessions we learn in very practical ways how to apply the teachings in our interactions with others. But even when we have left the Festival site we continue to … Read more

Inspiring glimpses

At the beginning of the Fall Festival, Gen-la Khyenrab read out a message from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche welcoming everyone to the Festival and explaining the importance and purpose of the three international Kadampa Festivals. Watch this video in which Gen-la reads out the message and enjoy some inspiring glimpses of this remarkable Festival.