New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union
New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union

Modern Kadampa Buddhism

New Kadampa Tradition - International Kadampa Buddhist Union

Founder:

VENERABLE GESHE KELSANG GYATSO RINPOCHE

Founder:

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

The Founder of Modern Kadampa Buddhism is Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, affectionately known as Venerable Geshe-la, a world-renowned meditation master and Teacher. He inspired thousands of people around the world to apply the pure teachings of Buddha to their modern lives to solve their personal problems and discover a deep and lasting inner peace and happiness. Today, the legacy of his life's work touches the lives of people of all nationalities and cultures.


"The day will come when you will do my job."
VENERABLE GESHE KELSANG GYATSO RINPOCHE

Working for world peace

FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE SPIRITUAL GUIDE

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche devoted his entire life to making the pure teachings of Buddha available in a modern form to people throughout the world.

Now Venerable Geshe-la's followers holding him at their hearts continue his work with auspicious projects in every region of the world.

International Festivals

Bonus Bulletin 22 May

22 May 2024

Read about some other recent activities organized by Kadampa Centers around the world: KBC Jampa Ling | IKRC Grand Canyon | Tharpaland KMC | KMC Ottawa | KMC Perth | Drolma KBC | Vajrapani KBC

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Dharma arrives in new cities

20 May 2024

For the first time Dharma is appearing in new cities with public talks in Ubatuba (Brazil), 3 neighborhoods in Montreal (Canada), as well as Tocopilla and Calama (Northern Chile).

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The Spring Festival shop

20 May 2024

Spring Festival time is here! For each NKT-IKBU International Festival, Tharpa opens a Festival Shop both online and at the Festival venue. The Shop offers a special opportunity to buy all Festival-related Tharpa products, such as books, art and sadhanas, as well as new and updated products.

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Completing powerful retreats before the Spring Festival

19 May 2024

During the month of May, powerful retreats were held at the Sixth Kadampa Temple for World Peace in Málaga, KMC Madrid, Tharpaland KMC and Ganden Ling KMC. A perfect preparation for the International Spring Festival.

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A Dharma tour of Switzerland with Gen-la Kunsang

18 May 2024

Our National Spiritual Director, Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang, visited Switzerland from 6–15 May 2024. In 10 days she visited Kadampa centers throughout the country and held public talks in our largest cities. With her pure example and boundless energy for the inner spiritual path, she brought great energy and inspiration to all these places and met with many people from all walks of life.

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New Kadampa Information

What is the New Kadampa Tradition? Here we try to answer all your questions.

Visit site newkadampatruth.org

Centers

Bonus Bulletin 22 May

Read about some other recent activities organized by Kadampa Centers around the world: KBC Jampa Ling | IKRC Grand Canyon | Tharpaland KMC | KMC Ottawa | KMC Perth | Drolma KBC | Vajrapani KBC

Centers

Dharma arrives in new cities

For the first time Dharma is appearing in new cities with public talks in Ubatuba (Brazil), 3 neighborhoods in Montreal (Canada), as well as Tocopilla and Calama (Northern Chile).

Festivals & Celebrations

The Spring Festival shop

Spring Festival time is here! For each NKT-IKBU International Festival, Tharpa opens a Festival Shop both online and at the Festival venue. The Shop offers a special opportunity to buy all Festival-related Tharpa products, such as books, art and sadhanas, as well as new and updated products.

Centers

Completing powerful retreats before the Spring Festival

During the month of May, powerful retreats were held at the Sixth Kadampa Temple for World Peace in Málaga, KMC Madrid, Tharpaland KMC and Ganden Ling KMC. A perfect preparation for the International Spring Festival.

Study & Meditation

A Dharma tour of Switzerland with Gen-la Kunsang

Our National Spiritual Director, Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang, visited Switzerland from 6–15 May 2024. In 10 days she visited Kadampa centers throughout the country and held public talks in our largest cities. With her pure example and boundless energy for the inner spiritual path, she brought great energy and inspiration to all these places and met with many people from all walks of life.

Where to start

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Words of Wisdom & Compassion

Daily quote from the collected works of Venerable Geshe-la

To understand what is meant by the ultimate and conventional natures of phenomena we need to understand what is meant by the two truths - ultimate truths and conventional truths. The two truths are actual objects, or phenomena, and not just abstract philosophical laws or principles. In fact, every phenomenon that exists is either an ultimate truth or a conventional truth, but no phenomenon can be both.

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche,
The New Heart of Wisdom