Kadampa Buddhism

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

Buddhism and meditation for the modern world

Geshe Kelsang GyatsoWelcome 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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Friday night in Bogotá 150 people gathered at KMC Colombia to celebrate the center’s 2nd anniversary with prayers, live music, candles, and much more.

An exceptionally rare & precious opportunity

In the second two weeks of January 2019, Manjushri KMC will offer a guided retreat on Vajrayogini entitled Emptiness and Bliss led by Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, General Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU.

News from Tharpa International

Tharpa Publications has recently reprinted four books with beautiful new cover designs that are modern and beautiful with symbolic meaning.

Help with your Fall Festival Booking

Helpful advice on choosing hotel accommodation and how to speed up your booking next week


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