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

Turning the Wheel of Dharma Day and the birthday of our Spiritual Guide

04 Jun 2024

Today, Dharmachakra Day, is the day we celebrate the birthday of our precious Spiritual Guide and Founder of the New Kadampa Tradition, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. Venerable Geshe-la worked throughout his life to make Kadam Dharma available to people throughout the world, showing how it is the best method to solve daily problems.

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Joyful weekend retreats

03 Jun 2024

In May some Kadampa Centers organized group retreats to allow their students to gain deeper experience in the practice of meditation. As they briefly leave behind their ordinary daily activities, people can immerse themselves in the peaceful, joyful  experience of retreat.
Here Naragarjuna KMC at IKRC Menorca (in Spain), KMC Tolouse and KMC Montepellier at KMC Barcelona in Montserrat (Spain) and KMC Trois-Rivières in Quebec.

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Events in the US

02 Jun 2024

May was a wonderful time with special events in the US. A well-attended talk & retreat organized by KMC Colorado, statue-filling weekend with IKRC Grand Canyon, 10th Anniversary of KMC Maryland, and silent retreat in Arizona. Find out more about these events!

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Drawing closer to Buddha

01 Jun 2024

Several centers took an important step forward during the month of May, organizing special ceremonies (at KMC France and KMC Slovenia) and special courses (at KMC Hong Kong and Lamrim KBC in Valladolid, Spain).

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Spring Festival Day 6

30 May 2024

It’s the final day of Festival but there is no sense of things slowing down, instead we have the grand finale we have all been looking forward to!  The opportunity to engage, as a world-wide Kadampa family, in the Long Protector practice, Melodious Drum Victorious in all Directions. 

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New Kadampa Information

What is the New Kadampa Tradition? Here we try to answer all your questions.

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Study & Meditation

Turning the Wheel of Dharma Day and the birthday of our Spiritual Guide

Today, Dharmachakra Day, is the day we celebrate the birthday of our precious Spiritual Guide and Founder of the New Kadampa Tradition, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. Venerable Geshe-la worked throughout his life to make Kadam Dharma available to people throughout the world, showing how it is the best method to solve daily problems.

Centers

Joyful weekend retreats

In May some Kadampa Centers organized group retreats to allow their students to gain deeper experience in the practice of meditation. As they briefly leave behind their ordinary daily activities, people can immerse themselves in the peaceful, joyful  experience of retreat.
Here Naragarjuna KMC at IKRC Menorca (in Spain), KMC Tolouse and KMC Montepellier at KMC Barcelona in Montserrat (Spain) and KMC Trois-Rivières in Quebec.

Centers

Events in the US

May was a wonderful time with special events in the US. A well-attended talk & retreat organized by KMC Colorado, statue-filling weekend with IKRC Grand Canyon, 10th Anniversary of KMC Maryland, and silent retreat in Arizona. Find out more about these events!

Study & Meditation

Drawing closer to Buddha

Several centers took an important step forward during the month of May, organizing special ceremonies (at KMC France and KMC Slovenia) and special courses (at KMC Hong Kong and Lamrim KBC in Valladolid, Spain).

Festivals & Celebrations

Spring Festival Day 6

It’s the final day of Festival but there is no sense of things slowing down, instead we have the grand finale we have all been looking forward to!  The opportunity to engage, as a world-wide Kadampa family, in the Long Protector practice, Melodious Drum Victorious in all Directions. 

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Words of Wisdom & Compassion

Daily quote from the collected works of Venerable Geshe-la

Although we need to be acutely aware of our faults we must never allow ourself to become overwhelmed or discouraged by them. We may have a lot of anger in our mind but this does not mean that we are an inherently angry person. No matter how many delusions we have or how strong they are, they are not an essential part of our mind. They are defilement a that temporarily pollute our mind but do not sully it's pure, essential nature. They are like mud that dirties water but never becomes an intrinsic part of it. Just as mud can always be removed to reveal the pure, clear water, so delusions can be removed to reveal the natural purity and clarity of our mind.

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche,
The New Eight Steps to Happiness