Kadampa Buddhism

New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union
Founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Branching out in Bogotá

KADAM DHARMA IN SOUTH AMERICA Branching out in Bogotá KMC Colombia recently began to extend its reach in the Bogotá area with a phased programme of public talks eventually leading to four new branches around the city – in Niza, Cedritos, Teusaquillo, and Cajicá. These talks are also given in the main center in Chapinero. … Read more

A deeply peaceful experience

KADAM DHARMA IN SOUTH AMERICA A deeply peaceful experience This weekend, less than six months after opening their new center in Santiago, KMC Chile, hosted the Chile National Kadampa Festival with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa, the Deputy Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU. Gen-la Jampa granted the empowerment of Buddha Maitreya and gave teachings on loving kindness to … Read more

The three spheres of our spiritual life

The three spheres of our spiritual life Understanding how we can be part of the International Temples Project Last night in the Temple for World Peace at Manjushri KMC was special. We enjoyed an informal evening with Gen-la Dekyong, Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU, to celebrate the work of the International Temples Project. On the menu … Read more

Where does the gold come from?

Where does the gold come from? View photo gallery The first thing you see when you approach a Temple is the glistening gold of the vajras, deer and Dharma wheels. If you have been following the posts from the Kadampa Art Studio in recent weeks you will have seen how hours and hours of sanding … Read more

TempleWatch 4

Unseasonal snow, temple pillars, prayers, retreat and awesome sunset In the two weeks since the last update the walls for the four doorways were completed and work began on constructing the steel framework, beginning with the installation of the eight pillars. The day work began on the pillars, unseasonal snow fell, but undeterred the intrepid … Read more

What’s happening at KMC Texas?

With just over a week to go before the Southwest Dharma Celebration begins at KMC Texas, this is a good time to remember the development of their new building and its opening in February 2017. There has been a Kadampa Dharma Center in the Dallas area since 1994, when Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche founded … Read more

Freedom from all fear with Gen-la Khyenrab

Besides his busy schedule with international festivals and his ongoing duties as Resident Teacher of KMC Canada in Toronto, Gen-la Khyenrab is also the NKT-IKBU National Spiritual Director of Canada. In a country as vast as Canada, this is a huge responsibility, and one that Gen-la takes as seriously as everything else he does. In … Read more

Studiowatch 1

Take a look at the activity in the Kadampa Art Studio over the last couple of weeks. With the full-time staff and volunteers together there can be over 30 people working there at any one time, unceasingly producing statues and art for Kadampa Temples around the world. Here we see a Dharma wheel being prepared, … Read more