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

Finding Peace and Letting Go in Swansea, Wales

21 Feb 2024

KMC Wales recently hosted Gen Dornying in Swansea for two transformative events. The public talk at Brangwyn Hall, “How to Find Happiness from a Different Source,” and the day course, “Learning to Let Go,” offered profound insights into meditation and practical wisdom, deeply touching attendees and encouraging positive feedback.

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Past, Present and Future at KMC Cordoba – 10th anniversary!

20 Feb 2024

In mid-February, more than 45 people from Cordoba, Buenos Aires, Santa Fe, and Uruguay participated in the celebrations of the 10th anniversary of the Cordoba Kadampa Meditation Center in Argentina.

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Retreats Drawing to an End

19 Feb 2024

The retreat program at Kadampa Centers is diverse, with each Center organizing retreats that are most suitable to their disciples’ needs. Recently, Tantric retreats have been drawing to a close with Vajrayogini Burning offering at KMC Barcelona and KMC France, and KMC Madrid concluding their Guru yoga retreat.

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The Wisdom of Meditation

18 Feb 2024

In an upcoming weekend course Gen-la Dekyong will give the blessing empowerment of Wisdom Buddha Manjushri and reveal the priceless value of Venerable Geshe-la’s uncommon explanation of how to meditate.

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Blessing Ceremonies Around the World

17 Feb 2024

Empowerment Day is always a very joyful event at Kadampa Centers. With preparations starting weeks ahead, when the big day finally arrives, everyone can feel the unique and blessed energy of the ceremony. In the past days, KMC Stuttgart, KMC Tucson, KMC Victoria, Drolma KBC, and Maitreya KBC had an excellent opportunity to enjoy empowerments organized at their Centers.

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Centers

Past, Present and Future at KMC Cordoba – 10th anniversary!

In mid-February, more than 45 people from Cordoba, Buenos Aires, Santa Fe, and Uruguay participated in the celebrations of the 10th anniversary of the Cordoba Kadampa Meditation Center in Argentina.

Study & Meditation

Retreats Drawing to an End

The retreat program at Kadampa Centers is diverse, with each Center organizing retreats that are most suitable to their disciples’ needs. Recently, Tantric retreats have been drawing to a close with Vajrayogini Burning offering at KMC Barcelona and KMC France, and KMC Madrid concluding their Guru yoga retreat.

Study & Meditation

The Wisdom of Meditation

In an upcoming weekend course Gen-la Dekyong will give the blessing empowerment of Wisdom Buddha Manjushri and reveal the priceless value of Venerable Geshe-la’s uncommon explanation of how to meditate.

Study & Meditation

Blessing Ceremonies Around the World

Empowerment Day is always a very joyful event at Kadampa Centers. With preparations starting weeks ahead, when the big day finally arrives, everyone can feel the unique and blessed energy of the ceremony. In the past days, KMC Stuttgart, KMC Tucson, KMC Victoria, Drolma KBC, and Maitreya KBC had an excellent opportunity to enjoy empowerments organized at their Centers.

Centers

Finding New Perspective with Visiting Teachers

Special visits at KMC Bilbao, Nagarjuna KMC Leicester, KMC New York, and KMC Helsinki. Visiting teachers traveled to give courses in these centers, showing a new perspective on learning to let go and leading a life of profound purpose.

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Words of Wisdom & Compassion

Daily quote from the collected works of Venerable Geshe-la

There are two types of meditation: analytical meditation and placement meditation. Analytical meditation involves contemplating the meaning of a spiritual instruction that we have heard or read. By contemplating such instructions deeply, eventually we reach a definite conclusion or cause a specific virtuous state of mind to arise. This is the object of placement meditation. We then concentrate single-pointedly on this conclusion or virtuous state of mind for as long as possible to become deeply acquainted with it. This single-pointed concentration is placement meditation.

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche,
The New Meditation Handbook