Opening the door to Buddha’s Pure Land in Edinburgh

Opening the door to Buddha’s Pure Land in Edinburgh This weekend saw the opening of KMC Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong the General Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU. Since acquiring the building, which previously was home to a bespoke supplier of paints, the community have worked extremely hard to transform it into … Read more

How amazing to have a method to purify our negative karma

How amazing to have a method to purify our negative karma This weekend, people from all over Ireland gathered at Clayton Hotel in Dublin for the 2018 Irish Dharma Celebration with Kadam Bridget Heyes, the NKT National Spiritual Director for the UK and Ireland. In the atmospheric Thomas Prior Hall, Kadam Bridget granted the empowerment … Read more

Why is everyone smiling?

Metz, northern France, Sunday October 21, and a lot of people are smiling. Today, Gen Kelsang Eupame the NKT-IKBU National Spiritual Director for France visited Metz to open and bless the new KMC. Words are unnecessary to describe this amazing day, just enjoy these stunning photos. Find out more about KMC Metz at:

Nordic KMC one year on

It is almost a year since the new urban temple in Oslo was opened by Gen-la Dekyong the General Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU. Nordic Kadampa Meditation Centre is the principal Kadampa center for the Nordic region. Located in the heart of Oslo at Majorstuveien 26, it offers meditation courses, retreats and social events open to … Read more

Rainbows, blessings and disappearing flowers

It was a magical weekend in Copenhagen for the 2018 Nordic Dharma Celebration with dramatic rainbows appearing on the Saturday, Buddha’s Return from Heaven Day. People from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland and the UK gathered at KMC Copenhagen to receive the blessing empowerment of Wisdom Buddha Manjushri and a commentary to the practice Treasury … Read more

Celebrating Dharma in the north of England

Madhyamaka KMC in the north of England has a special place in the history of modern Kadampa Buddhism because it was the first center established by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Rinpoche in 1978, soon after he arrived in the UK. In founding Madhyamaka Centre Venerable Geshe-la sowed a potent seed, and since that time hundreds of … Read more

A journey to peace and happiness in the land of liberation

In 1959 Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche entered into a three-year retreat on the Tibetan Nepali border. He named his retreat house ‘Tharpaland’, which means ‘Land of Liberation’. Later Venerable Geshe-la established an international retreat center for modern people called ‘Tharpaland’. Now based in the beautiful setting of Schloss Sommerswalde just outside Berlin, Tharpaland International … Read more

Loving kindness in northern Spain

Especially through my meditation on the three aspects of love May I always care for all living beings without exception, Be free from outer and inner obstructing maras, And attain the state of the Buddha of Loving Kindness. With these words from The Yoga of Buddha Maitreya, Guen Kelsang Chokga encouraged us to integrate the … Read more

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A look back at week 2 of the Festival


A timeless message from Venerable Geshe-la


Day 15 ~ The source of all joy