New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union
New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union

Modern Kadampa Buddhism

New Kadampa Tradition - International Kadampa Buddhist Union

Founder:

VENERABLE GESHE KELSANG GYATSO RINPOCHE

Founder:

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

The Founder of Modern Kadampa Buddhism is Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, affectionately known as Venerable Geshe-la, a world-renowned meditation master and Teacher. He inspired thousands of people around the world to apply the pure teachings of Buddha to their modern lives to solve their personal problems and discover a deep and lasting inner peace and happiness. Today, the legacy of his life's work touches the lives of people of all nationalities and cultures.


"The day will come when you will do my job."
VENERABLE GESHE KELSANG GYATSO RINPOCHE

Working for world peace

FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE SPIRITUAL GUIDE

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche devoted his entire life to making the pure teachings of Buddha available in a modern form to people throughout the world.

Now Venerable Geshe-la's followers holding him at their hearts continue his work with auspicious projects in every region of the world.

International Festivals

Medicine Buddha & White Tara at Recent Dharma Celebrations

11 Apr 2024

The eleventh Dharma Celebration at KMC Argentina gathered about 150 people from Argentina and Uruguay, celebrating Kadam Dharma with Medicine Buddha empowerment and teachings from Gen Kelsang Rinchung. The Southern Dharma Celebration took place in the US at KMC Georgia in Atlanta. Kadam Morten granted White Tara empowerment to participants from the Southern states of North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia.

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Retreats to Connect with Our Good Heart

10 Apr 2024

In late March, two retreats were held – one at Madhyamaka KMC near York in the UK and the other at Tharpaland KMC in Germany. Both included teachings and meditations on cultivating love and compassion. Such retreats are a great way for people to relax and reconnect with their good heart, giving them an opportunity to improve their relationships in a lasting way.

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Finding Refuge in Buddhist Teachings

09 Apr 2024

At the end of March, KMC New York City welcomed over 150 participants for their special event, the Refuge Vow Ceremony. On the same weekend, Kadam Dharma was taught for the first time in Punta del Este; the event was organized by the recently opened KBC Mahamudra in Uruguay.

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National Festivals in April 2024

08 Apr 2024

Two National Festivals are taking place in April. These special events are a cherished opportunity to break from our daily problems and recharge spiritually, as well as creating causes for Dharma to grow in our countries. KMC Deuachen, in Sintra, is hosting the Portuguese National Festival on 19 – 21 April, while KMC Mexico is hosting the Mexican National Festival on 19 – 21 April 2024.

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NKT Day 2024 – fulfilling our Guru’s heart wish

06 Apr 2024

The first Saturday of April each year is NKT Day, when we celebrate the founding of the NKT by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche in 1991. With the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union, Venerable Geshe-la has created a global community of Dharma centers that are united by a common goal, practice the same path and follow the same internal guidance. This tradition is Venerable Geshe-la’s heart.

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Festivals & Celebrations

Medicine Buddha & White Tara at Recent Dharma Celebrations

The eleventh Dharma Celebration at KMC Argentina gathered about 150 people from Argentina and Uruguay, celebrating Kadam Dharma with Medicine Buddha empowerment and teachings from Gen Kelsang Rinchung. The Southern Dharma Celebration took place in the US at KMC Georgia in Atlanta. Kadam Morten granted White Tara empowerment to participants from the Southern states of North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia.

Centers

Retreats to Connect with Our Good Heart

In late March, two retreats were held – one at Madhyamaka KMC near York in the UK and the other at Tharpaland KMC in Germany. Both included teachings and meditations on cultivating love and compassion. Such retreats are a great way for people to relax and reconnect with their good heart, giving them an opportunity to improve their relationships in a lasting way.

Centers

Finding Refuge in Buddhist Teachings

At the end of March, KMC New York City welcomed over 150 participants for their special event, the Refuge Vow Ceremony. On the same weekend, Kadam Dharma was taught for the first time in Punta del Este; the event was organized by the recently opened KBC Mahamudra in Uruguay.

Festivals & Celebrations

National Festivals in April 2024

Two National Festivals are taking place in April. These special events are a cherished opportunity to break from our daily problems and recharge spiritually, as well as creating causes for Dharma to grow in our countries. KMC Deuachen, in Sintra, is hosting the Portuguese National Festival on 19 – 21 April, while KMC Mexico is hosting the Mexican National Festival on 19 – 21 April 2024.

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
Festivals & Celebrations

NKT Day 2024 – fulfilling our Guru’s heart wish

The first Saturday of April each year is NKT Day, when we celebrate the founding of the NKT by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche in 1991. With the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union, Venerable Geshe-la has created a global community of Dharma centers that are united by a common goal, practice the same path and follow the same internal guidance. This tradition is Venerable Geshe-la’s heart.

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Words of Wisdom & Compassion

Daily quote from the collected works of Venerable Geshe-la

When we are discouraged, disappointed or depressed, wisdom lifts our mind and makes us happy; and when we are over-excited or distracted, wisdom calms or mind and reduces our distractions. With wisdom our mind is always balanced and comfortable.

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche,
Great Treasury of Merit