centers of modern kadampa buddhism

There are 1,300 centers around the world where you can study and practice modern Kadampa Buddhism in the local language.

Most are principally study and meditation centers and some are principally retreat centers.

In addition, there are now five traditional-style Temples for World Peace, and more soon to appear.

There are hundreds of centers around the world that provide facilities to engage in both meditation and study of Buddha's teachings under the supervision of qualified Teachers.  Many are in city centers and other convenient locations. Find out more

Meditation retreat is an integral part of the spiritual program of modern Kadampa Buddhism. Most Kadampa centers organise retreats throughout the year but there is also a growing number of dedicated International Retreat Centers (IRCs) around the world. Find out more.

In addition to all the other centers Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche has inaugurated a special project to build traditional-style Temples based on the holy mandala of Buddha Heruka. These are very powerful places of exquisite beauty and peace. Find out more.


International Kadampa Retreat Center Grand Canyon


Kailash International Retreat Center


Tara International Kadampa Retreat Center


IKRC Menorca

ulverston kadampa temple

First Kadampa Temple for World Peace Ulverston, UK


Second Kadampa Temple for World Peace Glen Spey, New York

1-Brazil Temple at Dusk 2013-

Third Kadampa Temple for World Peace Cabreúva, Brazil

portugal kadampa temple

Fourth Kadampa Temple for World Peace Sintra, Portugal


Fifth Kadampa Temple for World Peace Williams, Arizona


Sixth Kadampa Temple for World Peace Malaga, Spain