Kadampa Buddhism

The New Kadampa Tradition - International Kadampa Buddhist Union
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What’s in the crates?

What’s in the crates?

Just before midnight on a fresh autumn night, a truck pulls away from Conishead Priory laden with crates. Heroic Kadampa volunteers had worked for hours under flood lights to help load the truck with a very precious cargo. This was another shipment from the Kadampa Art Studio to the new Temple site at IKRC Grand … Read more Continue Reading

Rainbows, snow mountains and sparkling gold

Rainbows, snow mountains and sparkling gold

Templewatch Arizona – Update #3 Two weeks on and the Temple doorway structures are almost complete – and bathed in rainbows! Next week the construction of the steel framework begins. Kind volunteers from New Mexico, Phoenix and Ohio have been helping with the project in recent weeks. The first snow of the year has fallen, … Read more Continue Reading

Kadam Dharma comes to Japan

Kadam Dharma comes to Japan

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche has appointed Gen Kelsang Shindro as the Resident Teacher of the new Kadampa Meditation Centre Tokyo. Yesterday NKT-IKBU signed the lease on a property for the City Temple. Work now begins on renovating the interior. Meanwhile at the Kadampa Studio at Manjushri KMC in the UK the statues for the … Read more Continue Reading

A very special opportunity

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 Continue Reading

When does a Festival end?

When does a Festival end?

It doesn’t. During the time we are assembled we receive teachings and empowerments and try to take their meaning to heart in meditation. And in between sessions we learn in very practical ways how to apply the teachings in our interactions with others. But even when we have left the Festival site we continue to … Read more Continue Reading

Inspiring glimpses

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. Continue Reading

Health, happiness and harmony

Health, happiness and harmony

Today is the last day of the Festival and, as is customary, we concluded with a viewing of the video of The Life of Buddha. As Venerable Geshe-la says in his talk at the end, this is not an ordinary play but a correct direction we should take if we want to accomplish the real … Read more Continue Reading

Retreat – the icing on the cake

Retreat – the icing on the cake

Today we enjoyed the first full day of retreat on the Yoga of Buddha Amitayus. It is such a privilege to be able to spend time with so many sincere meditators taking the teachings to heart and mixing our mind with their meaning. The retreat is led by Gen Kelsang Chogka, the NKT-IKBU National Spiritual … Read more Continue Reading

Discovering the real meaning of inner peace

Discovering the real meaning of inner peace

‘Inspiring’, ‘Refreshing’, ‘Relaxing,’ ‘Profound’. We asked people what their experience of the Festival has been and these are just a few of the universally positive responses we received. The extraordinary empowerments, teachings and meditations have taken us to a place of profound inner peace. And the kindness, joy and inspiring company of everyone attending the … Read more Continue Reading

Creating a pure world through Kadam lojong

Creating a pure world through Kadam lojong

Today Gen-la began teaching Kadam lojong, which is part of Kadam lamrim, based on Venerable Geshe-la’s book,The New Eight Steps to Happiness. By relying on the practices of lojong, or training the mind, we can solve all our daily problems and complete the path to enlightenment. Gen-la emphasized that these are not two different processes … Read more Continue Reading

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