Kadampa Buddhism

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

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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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When does a Festival end?

When does a Festival end?

It doesn’t. During the time we are assembled we receive teachings and empowerments and try to take their meaning to heart in meditation. And in between sessions we learn in very practical ways how to apply the teachings in our interactions with others. But even when we have left the Festival site we continue to … Read more

Inspiring glimpses

Inspiring glimpses

At the beginning of the Fall Festival, Gen-la Khyenrab read out a message from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche welcoming everyone to the Festival and explaining the importance and purpose of the three international Kadampa Festivals. Watch this video in which Gen-la reads out the message and enjoy some inspiring glimpses of this remarkable Festival.

Health, happiness and harmony

Health, happiness and harmony

Today is the last day of the Festival and, as is customary, we concluded with a viewing of the video of The Life of Buddha. As Venerable Geshe-la says in his talk at the end, this is not an ordinary play but a correct direction we should take if we want to accomplish the real … Read more

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Inspiring Quote

Whenever Lamrim practitioners experience difficulties and suffering they think: 'Countless other living beings experience greater suffering and difficulties than I do', and in this way they develop or increase their compassion for all living beings, which leads them quickly to the supreme happiness of enlightenment.

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso,
Modern Buddhism
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