"Kadampa centers offer everyone the opportunity to become a source of peace and happiness for others and to give meaning to their lives. These 25 years are just the beginning, a foundation for creating a better world."
- Gen Kelsang Chögyan, Resident teacher of KMC Montreal.
KMC Colombia is a place of peace in the heart of the capital city Bogotá, a spiritual home for all those in this country who wish to connect with meditation and the teachings of Buddha. It offers classes, workshops, courses, special events and spiritual retreats for adults, youth and children as part of the General and Foundation Programs.
IRC Menorca was founded by Geshe Kelsang in 1981 and was the first to establish itself outside of England. Geshe Kelsang has blessed Menorca on multiple occasions with his presence, during which he has given numerous teachings and initiations.
KMC Los Angeles Origins KMC Los Angeles was born from a rich history of Kadam Dharma in California. The Founder and Spiritual Guide, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, gave teachings in 1996 in San Diego, Santa Barbara & San Francisco, sowing the seeds for the flourishing of the New Kadampa Tradition in California. Venerable Geshe-la ... Read more
Tharpaland Kadampa Meditation Centre (KMC) is a major Buddhist center located just outside Berlin that offers courses in meditation and modern Kadampa Buddhism at local, national, and international levels.
Kadampa Meditation Centre Reading is a modern Kadampa Buddhist centre based in Reading. It was established in 1993, originally in Windsor and later, in 2005, it relocated to Reading. The centre covers a large area including the Thames Valley, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Surrey.
KMC Spain was born from the compassionate heart of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, who envisaged a Kadampa Buddhist Temple near Malaga.
A property was acquired just outside Malaga at the foot of Sierra de las Nieves - Mountain Range of the Snows.
KMC Perth in Western Australia is the first Kadampa center in Australia. It is located in one of the most isolated cities in the world. Yet there is a flourishing center with a vibrant General Program and a well-established Foundation Program and Teacher Training Program - and a chilled, warm-hearted community.
Historically the two centers are very close because they both developed from the same seed. But more than that, the way they work together illustrates perfectly Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyato Rinpoche's vision of an International Kadampa Buddhist Union.