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

Purification Retreats Around the World ~ Part 2

21 Apr 2024

From a global heart of compassion, offerings, praises, and prostrations to Thousand-armed (Eleven-faced) Avalokiteshvara resounded throughout the world on the second weekend of April. Practitioners worldwide engaged in Nyungnay retreats to develop their good hearts of compassion and wisdom so that, one day, they will be able to alleviate the suffering of our troubled world.

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Purification Retreats Around the World ~ Part 1

20 Apr 2024

Nyungnay practice is a special purification ritual that is done once a year as a group practice in Kadampa Centers on Buddha’s Enlightenment Day. Many Centers organize a Nyungnay retreat where practitioners celebrate Buddha Shakyamuni’s attainment of enlightenment.

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Joyful Dharma Celebrations in Austria and Malaysia

19 Apr 2024

Two joyful Dharma Celebrations – in Austria and Southeast Asia – featured Buddha Shakyamuni empowerment in Vienna and Buddha Amitayus empowerment in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Creating Peace, Health and Harmony in This World

18 Apr 2024

Precious opportunities arose for the people of France, the UK, and the US: KMC France, Nagarjuna KMC Thornby Hall, and KMC New Mexico organized well-attended events to bring more peace, health, and harmony into this world.

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Dharma events in the Netherlands

17 Apr 2024

Recently KMC Oslo organised a well-attended and much appreciated meditation weekend in the Netherlands with Gen Dragpa in Amsterdam who is a native Dutch speaker. The public talk, day course and one day retreat took place in the same venue as the first ever events in Amsterdam 30 years ago with Gen-la Thubten. Read on to find out more…

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New Kadampa Information

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Study & Meditation

Purification Retreats Around the World ~ Part 2

From a global heart of compassion, offerings, praises, and prostrations to Thousand-armed (Eleven-faced) Avalokiteshvara resounded throughout the world on the second weekend of April. Practitioners worldwide engaged in Nyungnay retreats to develop their good hearts of compassion and wisdom so that, one day, they will be able to alleviate the suffering of our troubled world.

Study & Meditation

Purification Retreats Around the World ~ Part 1

Nyungnay practice is a special purification ritual that is done once a year as a group practice in Kadampa Centers on Buddha’s Enlightenment Day. Many Centers organize a Nyungnay retreat where practitioners celebrate Buddha Shakyamuni’s attainment of enlightenment.

Festivals & Celebrations

Joyful Dharma Celebrations in Austria and Malaysia

Two joyful Dharma Celebrations – in Austria and Southeast Asia – featured Buddha Shakyamuni empowerment in Vienna and Buddha Amitayus empowerment in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Centers

Creating Peace, Health and Harmony in This World

Precious opportunities arose for the people of France, the UK, and the US: KMC France, Nagarjuna KMC Thornby Hall, and KMC New Mexico organized well-attended events to bring more peace, health, and harmony into this world.

Centers

Dharma events in the Netherlands

Recently KMC Oslo organised a well-attended and much appreciated meditation weekend in the Netherlands with Gen Dragpa in Amsterdam who is a native Dutch speaker. The public talk, day course and one day retreat took place in the same venue as the first ever events in Amsterdam 30 years ago with Gen-la Thubten. Read on to find out more…

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Words of Wisdom & Compassion

Daily quote from the collected works of Venerable Geshe-la

When we are discouraged, disappointed or depressed, wisdom lifts our mind and makes us happy; and when we are over-excited or distracted, wisdom calms or mind and reduces our distractions. With wisdom our mind is always balanced and comfortable.

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche,
Great Treasury of Merit