Kadampa Buddhism

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

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 … Read more

Happy NKT Day 2017

The first Saturday in April is set aside to commemorate the founding of NKT–IKBU by Venerable Geshe Kelsang in 1991. The occasion is marked by special events and by pujas and dedications at Kadampa centers worldwide. Prayers are made for the flourishing of Kadam Dharma throughout the world so that all living beings might quickly find permanent … Read more

International Temples Day 2016

~ November 5, 2016 ~ On the first Saturday in November Kadampa centers worldwide celebrate the International Temples Project. Special events are held to raise funds for the project and prayers are made for the success and flourishing of the project and to dedicate the project to world peace. On the first Saturday in November … Read more

Turning the Wheel of Dharma Day

The anniversary of Buddha’s first teaching in this world, which is called ‘Turning the Wheel of Dharma Day’, is celebrated on June 4 by Kadampa Buddhist throughout the world. It is an extremely auspicious day during which the karmic effect of our actions is greatly multiplied.

This day also marks the birthday of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the Founder of NKT-IKBU, who was born on Turning the Wheel of Dharma Day in 1931.

Summer Festival 2015: Day 6

Retreat day 1. It’s an amazing sight. More than 1500 people gather together in the temple meditating on Kadam lamrim. Where else does this happen in the world? It’s an amazing experience. The air of concentration pervades the temple. The silence during the sessions is breathtaking. Gen Rabten leads the retreat with great clarity. He … Read more

Portugal Temple

Happy NKT Day 2015!

The first Saturday in April is set aside to commemorate the founding of NKT-IKBU by Venerable Geshe Kelsang in 1991. Learn more about NKT Day… New NKT Center Search To celebrate this NKT day we would like to announce the release of a brand new NKT center search. Search over 1200 centers and branches in 40 … Read more