Kadampa Buddhism

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

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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Art for Arizona

Art for Arizona

A team of dedicated artists and volunteers at the Kadampa Art Studio at MKMC is presently preparing the many adornments for the new Temple under construction in Arizona. Everything is designed and cast at the Studio and then painstakingly sanded and filled. The adornments for the Temple roof – the vajras, Dharma wheels and deer…

A vast ocean of good fortune

A vast ocean of good fortune

Our recent news items about the opening of the urban temples in Malaga and Atlanta, and the remarkable progress being made on the new temple in Arizona, perfectly illustrate the vision and dedication of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche to bring Modern Kadampa Buddhism to people throughout the world by building temples where they live…

Enjoy the magic of Sintra

Enjoy the magic of Sintra

Each year, besides treating us to a meaningful spiritual vacation, the Fall Festival gives us a chance to discover a different part of the world. Whereas the Spring and Summer Festivals are always held at Manjushri KMC, the Fall Festival is held a different locations and so gives us the opportunity to enjoy different countries…

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Inspiring Quote

The main function of the Buddha Jewel is to reveal the spiritual path to disciples by giving perfect Dharma teachings; the main function of the Dharma Jewel is to protect living beings from fear and suffering; and the main function of the Sangha Jewel is to help others by setting a good example. If we go for refuge knowing this, this is going for refuge understanding the different functions of the Three Jewels.

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso,
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