New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union
New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union

Modern Kadampa Buddhism

New Kadampa Tradition - International Kadampa Buddhist Union

Founder:

VENERABLE GESHE KELSANG GYATSO RINPOCHE

Founder:

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

The Founder of Modern Kadampa Buddhism is Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, affectionately known as Venerable Geshe-la, a world-renowned meditation master and Teacher. He inspired thousands of people around the world to apply the pure teachings of Buddha to their modern lives to solve their personal problems and discover a deep and lasting inner peace and happiness. Today, the legacy of his life's work touches the lives of people of all nationalities and cultures.


"The day will come when you will do my job."
VENERABLE GESHE KELSANG GYATSO RINPOCHE

Working for world peace

FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE SPIRITUAL GUIDE

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche devoted his entire life to making the pure teachings of Buddha available in a modern form to people throughout the world.

Now Venerable Geshe-la's followers holding him at their hearts continue his work with auspicious projects in every region of the world.

International Festivals

Meditation Changes Everything Dharma tour in Germany

01 Mar 2024

Seven back-to-back public talks were given in Germany this February. Sangha from Tara KMC in Leipzig, KMC Dresden, KMC Munich, KMC Stuttgart, KMC Freiburg, KMC Karlsruhe, and KMC Berlin applied great effort in organizing and publicizing a tour with the National Spiritual Director of Germany, Slovenia, Romania & Czech Republic, Gen Kelsang Ananda. The public events were well received, and many new people connected with their local centers. Follow this tour around Germany below.

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Blessing Empowerments in Portugal, Sweden and Barcelona

29 Feb 2024

This month blessing empowerments were given in Europe – in Portugal, Sweden and Barcelona. Empowerments are always a special time at centers, a chance for students to deepen their connection with a particular Deity and gain familiarity with spiritual practices related to that Deity. And of course they are a very joyful and blessed experience!

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Bonus Bulletin – 28 Feb

28 Feb 2024

Read about some of the other activities taking place all over the world recently.

Manjushri KMC | KMC Vancouver | Nagarjuna KMC | KMC Ottawa | KMC Phoenix | Compassion KBC | Amoghasiddhi KBC

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Inspiration in Colombia and Mexico

27 Feb 2024

This month saw inspiring events in Colombia and Mexico. KMC Colombia welcomed the new Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Atisha, with a very special course, attended by over 100 people and KBC Drolma in Chiapas, Mexico celebrated their 30th anniversary with National Spiritual Director Gen Kelsang Sangden.

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Pathway to the Pure Land

25 Feb 2024

Last month, from the runway of Sutra, our Tantric vehicle soared towards Dakini Land! Over 30 fortunate international Kadampas embarked on this blissful 6-week inner voyage of discovery, exploring the union of the Lamrim of Sutra and Vajrayogini Tantra in sublime, silent retreat conditions.

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Study & Meditation

Meditation Changes Everything Dharma tour in Germany

Seven back-to-back public talks were given in Germany this February. Sangha from Tara KMC in Leipzig, KMC Dresden, KMC Munich, KMC Stuttgart, KMC Freiburg, KMC Karlsruhe, and KMC Berlin applied great effort in organizing and publicizing a tour with the National Spiritual Director of Germany, Slovenia, Romania & Czech Republic, Gen Kelsang Ananda. The public events were well received, and many new people connected with their local centers. Follow this tour around Germany below.

Centers

Blessing Empowerments in Portugal, Sweden and Barcelona

This month blessing empowerments were given in Europe – in Portugal, Sweden and Barcelona. Empowerments are always a special time at centers, a chance for students to deepen their connection with a particular Deity and gain familiarity with spiritual practices related to that Deity. And of course they are a very joyful and blessed experience!

Centers

Inspiration in Colombia and Mexico

This month saw inspiring events in Colombia and Mexico. KMC Colombia welcomed the new Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Atisha, with a very special course, attended by over 100 people and KBC Drolma in Chiapas, Mexico celebrated their 30th anniversary with National Spiritual Director Gen Kelsang Sangden.

Festivals & Celebrations

Liberating Blessings in Brazil

Over 400 people from all over Brazil, gathered at Kadampa Meditation Center Brazil to receive the blessing empowerment of Buddha Shakyamuni, granted by the National Spiritual Director Gen Kelsang Mudita in the beautiful Kadampa Temple for World Peace.

Centers

Purification Blessings at KMC Slovenia

Fortunate Kadampas from Slovenia, Austria, Croatia, and Italy gathered in Ljubljana, Slovenia one weekend in February 2024 to receive the blessing empowerment of Buddha Vajrasattva. The empowerment was given by Božena Činkole, one of the Resident Teachers of KMC Slovenia.

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Words of Wisdom & Compassion

Daily quote from the collected works of Venerable Geshe-la

Enlightenment is the inner light of wisdom that is permanently free from all mistaken appearance, and whose function is to bestow mental peace upon each and every living being every day. Right now we have obtained a human rebirth and have the opportunity to attain enlightenment through Dharma practice, so if we waste this precious opportunity in meaningless activities there is no greater loss and no greater foolishness. This is because in future such a precious opportunity will be extremely hard to find.

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche,
How to Understand the Mind