Kadampa Buddhism

The New Kadampa Tradition - International 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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A special evening in Brisbane

A special evening in Brisbane

Last night 200 people gathered in downtown Brisbane to join Gen-la Dekyong for the opening of the spectacular KMC Brisbane. Gen-la performed the traditional ribbon cutting ceremony and invited everyone into the Temple where she gave a truly inspiring talk encouraging us all to share Venerable Geshe-la’s vision to bring Kadam Dharma to every city…

Buddha’s Return from Heaven Day

Buddha’s Return from Heaven Day

September 22 marks the celebration of Buddha’s return from heaven. On this day we celebrate Buddha’s return from the desire god realm called Land of the Thirty-three Heavens, so-called because it has thirty-three different types of god. Traditionally this day also marks the end of the summer retreat. Every year, during the summer months, Buddha…

New Kadampa Buddhism Worldwide 2018 - Brochure


Inspiring Quote

It is dangerous to think that we shall practice when we have finished our present job because there are always other jobs to be done. Gungtang Rinpoche said that worldly activities are like an old man's beard - though he made shave it off in the morning, it has grown again by the evening. Since worldly work is endless we need to practice Dharma while we are engaging in all our daily tasks.

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso,
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