City Temples – transforming commercial spaces into holy places

On the first Saturday of November we celebrate the work of the International Temples Project, a global charity inaugurated by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche to promote the development of Kadampa Buddhism worldwide. To mark the occasion we are sharing a short video showing the work of the ITP in opening City Temples around the … Read more

Enjoying retreat at an International Retreat Center

Enjoying retreat at an International Retreat Center NKT-IKBU currently has four International Retreat Centers – Tharpland IRC in Germany, IRC Dharma Kadam in Menorca, Kailash IRC in Switzerland, and IKRC Grand Canyon in USA – with more planned for the future. These are all very blessed places providing ideal conditions for both short and long … Read more

The magical benefits of relying sincerely on the oral instructions of Guru Je Tsongkhapa

in Mirror of Dharma, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Rinpoche says: If we sincerely rely on Je Tsongkhapa and put his oral instructions into practice with strong faith, we will attain enlightenment very quickly. The great practitioner Gyalwa Ensapa and many of his followers attained enlightenment within three years through sincerely practising the oral instructions of Je … Read more

Reflections on retreat

As the last of the post Fall Festival retreats draws to a close, it is a good time to reflect on the meaning and purpose of the post Festival retreats.

More beautiful minds

More beautiful minds Yesterday was Work a Day for World Peace Day, during which people all over the world dedicated a day’s wages to help with the work of the International Temples Project – and the contributions are still coming in. If you would like to contribute you can do so any time using the … Read more

Contributing to world peace

Today, people around the world are dedicating a day’s wages to help with the work of the International Temples Project. We asked some contributors why they are helping the International Temples Project. Here are some of their replies.

A very special opportunity

Cast an eye over the Kadampa posts from recent weeks and you will have a glimpse of the extraordinary work of the International Temples Project around the world. Magnificent temples appearing in Arizona and Malaga, city temples in many countries, exquisite statues, books in many languages, Dharma Celebrations, National Festivals and the International Fall Festival. … Read more

Inspiring glimpses

At the beginning of the Fall Festival, Gen-la Khyenrab read out a message from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche welcoming everyone to the Festival and explaining the importance and purpose of the three international Kadampa Festivals. Watch this video in which Gen-la reads out the message and enjoy some inspiring glimpses of this remarkable Festival.

Travelling the globe for Kadam Dharma

Hard on the heels of her extraordinary empowerments and teachings at the Summer Festival, Gen-la Dekyong’s trip to Switzerland, Germany and Australia is a powerful illustration of how hard this precious Teacher works to spread Kadam Dharma throughout the modern world. On the last leg of her tour, in Brisbane, Gen-la opened the new City … Read more

Three big words – the meaning of a KMC

In this excerpt from her teachings in Brisbane, Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong the General Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU gives a powerful explanation of the meaning and purpose of a Kadampa Meditation Center (KMC). She provides precious insights into the extraordinary intention of Venerable Geshe-la to establish a city temple in every city of the world. See … Read more

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Registration for the 2022 Fall Festival opens Tuesday, September 6 at 13.00 EDT