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

Booking for the Summer Festival 2024 opens today

02 May 2024

Profound Teachings from Buddha’s Heart. JUL 26 – AUG 10
Prajnaparamita Empowerment and Teachings on the Heart Sutra, and Commentary to Blissful Path and The Uncommon Yoga of Inconceivability.
Held at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre.

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Mexican National Festival 2024 ~ with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa

01 May 2024

From April 19 to 21, the NKT-IKBU Mexican National Festival 2024 was held, with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa, Deputy Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition.

Almost 400 people in person, and more than 100 people online, had the opportunity to participate in this beautiful event and receive the powerful blessings of Buddha Vajrapani. Gen-la Jampa encouraged us to become true Bodhisattvas, people who love all beings and dedicate their lives to the benefit of others.

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Dharma flourishing in Granada

01 May 2024

April was a great month for KMC Granada. They had a strong presence at a book fair which is held in many cities across Spain and a wonderful course with visiting Teacher, Gen Osel.

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Portugal National Festival 2024 ~ with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong

30 Apr 2024

Our precious Teacher and NKT General Spiritual Director, Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, granted the blessing empowerment of Je Tsongkhapa to more than 170 people who came from all over Portugal and nearby countries. Everyone who gathered at the Fourth Kadampa Temple for World Peace in Sintra, Portugal, at KMC Deuachen had a wonderful opportunity to deepen their spiritual practice while enjoying a meaningful holiday.

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Editors’ Picks – April 2024

29 Apr 2024

Our editors select their favorite photographs from around the world for the month of April.

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New Kadampa Information

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

Visit site newkadampatruth.org

Festivals & Celebrations

Booking for the Summer Festival 2024 opens today

Profound Teachings from Buddha’s Heart. JUL 26 – AUG 10
Prajnaparamita Empowerment and Teachings on the Heart Sutra, and Commentary to Blissful Path and The Uncommon Yoga of Inconceivability.
Held at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre.

Festivals & Celebrations

Mexican National Festival 2024 ~ with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa

From April 19 to 21, the NKT-IKBU Mexican National Festival 2024 was held, with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa, Deputy Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition.

Almost 400 people in person, and more than 100 people online, had the opportunity to participate in this beautiful event and receive the powerful blessings of Buddha Vajrapani. Gen-la Jampa encouraged us to become true Bodhisattvas, people who love all beings and dedicate their lives to the benefit of others.

Centers

Dharma flourishing in Granada

April was a great month for KMC Granada. They had a strong presence at a book fair which is held in many cities across Spain and a wonderful course with visiting Teacher, Gen Osel.

Festivals & Celebrations

Portugal National Festival 2024 ~ with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong

Our precious Teacher and NKT General Spiritual Director, Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, granted the blessing empowerment of Je Tsongkhapa to more than 170 people who came from all over Portugal and nearby countries. Everyone who gathered at the Fourth Kadampa Temple for World Peace in Sintra, Portugal, at KMC Deuachen had a wonderful opportunity to deepen their spiritual practice while enjoying a meaningful holiday.

Festivals & Celebrations

Booking for the Summer Festival 2024 opens three days

Dive into Buddha’s profound wisdom at Summer Festival 2024. Connect with Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche’s last public teachings, guided by Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong and Gen-la Kelsang Jampa. Enrich your spiritual journey at Manjushri KMC’s blessed Temple for World Peace. View the site for more details.

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Words of Wisdom & Compassion

Daily quote from the collected works of Venerable Geshe-la

In Sutra of the Four Noble Truths Buddha says: 'You should attain cessations.' In this context, 'cessation' means the permanent cessation of suffering and its root, self-grasping ignorance. In saying this, Buddha is advising is not to be satisfied with s temporary liberation from particular sufferings, but that we should have the intention to accomplish the ultimate goal of human life, the supreme permanent peace of mind (nirvana), and the pure and everlasting happiness of enlightenment.

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche,
Modern Buddhism