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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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What our world needs is Bodhisattvas

What our world needs is Bodhisattvas

Kadam Dharma first came to Canada in July 1990, when Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche on a visit to Toronto established the Buddhist Institute of Canada, which later became Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada. Since that time Kadam Dharma has flourished throughout Canada in both the English and French speaking regions. This weekend all the Kadampa…

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…

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The goal or aspiration of every living being is to experience happiness. There are two kinds of happiness and hence two kinds of goal - temporary and ultimate. Temporary happiness is the happiness that can be experienced by humans and gods; it is the limited happiness that can be experienced while beings remain bound within samsara. Ultimate happiness is the pure, eternal happiness of liberation and full enlightenment.

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso,
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