Kadampa Buddhism

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

Buddhism and meditation for the modern world


Welcome 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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Spring and Summer Festival websites are now LIVE!

Spring and Summer Festival websites are now LIVE!

The Spring and Summer Festivals are held each year at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre, the mother centre of the NKT-IKBU.   This year in Spring, Gen-la Thubten will grant the blessing empowerment of Prajnaparamita and give teachings on the Heart Sutra.  In Summer week 1, Gen-la Jampa will give Lamrim teachings as a preparation for receiving the Highest Yoga Tantra empowerments of Heruka Body Mandala and Vajrayogini in week 2 with Gen-la Dekyong. Read more…

Kadampa Buddhism Worldwide 2018

Kadampa Buddhism Worldwide 2018

The new brochure of the International Teaching Programme of Festivals & Dharma Celebrations is now printed and being shipped around the world. View it online here.

New Kadampa Buddhism Worldwide 2018 - Brochure


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If all the necessary atmospheric causes and conditions come together, clouds will appear. If these are absent, clouds cannot form. The clouds are completely dependent upon causes and conditions for their development; without these they have no power to develop. The same is true for mountains, planets, bodies, minds, and all other produced phenomena.

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso,
Eight Steps to Happiness


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