Ordination Day – Spring Festival 2023
May 25, 2023
To make the precious teachings of Buddha available equally to everyone in the world Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche envisioned a Kadampa center in every major city.
These centers offer a range of local facilities where people can receive teachings, practice meditation, meet like-minded people, acquire books and meditation supplies, enjoy dining in a World Peace Cafe and much more.
There are presently hundreds of such centers around the world and many more are planned.
Midwest Kadampas gathered at KMC Madison from 5 states: Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Iowa to receive the blessings of Dorje Shugden granted by Gen Kelsang Demo, Midwestern US National Spiritual Director!Read More
Two years ago Mahabodi KMC, São Paulo acquired new premises for their city center. Since that time many volunteers have been working on renovating the building. It is in part funded by a project called “Mahabodhi Último – Together for construction”, which is a weekly bazaar held on the premises.
This weekend the center organised their first event in the new building to celebrate NKT Day. A new series of t-shirts with the theme “Dress for world peace” was unveiled bearing quotes from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche and all proceeds from their sale will be donated to the renovation project.”
Having completed the centre during the pandemic, Kadampa Meditation Centre Aberdeen were delighted to finally welcome Kadampa’s from all over Scotland and beyond, to their official Grand Opening with Gen-la Dekyong, the General Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition.Read More
Last night something very special happened in South Africa in the city of Durban…
“Gen-la Kunsang, after making the long journey and giving so much kind energy to helping us complete our beautiful new shrine, officially opened the new Urban Temple at Kadampa Meditation Centre Durban. Fortunate Kadampas from around the country joined in with the Durban Sangha for what was a very moving and powerful ceremony, particularly as everyone stood when the Buddhas were invited to enter and remain.”
An exciting new development for KMC Barcelona, who are preparing to open a new urban temple in 2023.
With the new space opening soon on Calle Berlín 97, in the Les Corts neighbourhood, will be able to accommodate many more people for their events in the city.
A beautiful new space including an urban temple is nearing completion in México City. More information coming soon.Read More
On November 19, after months of work and renovations, a new Dharma center was inaugurated in Zona Norte area of Buenos Aires.
Over 60 people came for this auspicious event born out of the intention of our Guru, the Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, to bring Dharma centers to all people so that they can achieve ultimate happiness by listening to Buddha’s teachings.
After years of hard work, assisted by the members of the center, KMC Durban has completed its brand new meditation room and World Peace Cafe. While waiting for the statues for the shrine (see below) Gen Kelsang Jampel, the Resident Teacher, recently opened the new meditation room and began teaching classes there.Read More
Through the kindness of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche the New Kadampa Tradition has purchased a modern and well-located commercial space in the heart of Cologne, the fourth biggest city in Germany.Read More
Last Saturday 260 people attended the Grand Opening of Kadampa Meditation Centre Leeds, with General Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU, Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong.Read More