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

Offering our Faith | Celebrations 2024 ~ Part 1

10 Jun 2024

On June 4, Kadampa Centers around the world celebrated the extraordinary life and dedication of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche and the first Turning of the Wheel of Dharma.

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Our Spring Festival by KMC Hong Kong

09 Jun 2024

This year, a group of 54 students from KMC Hong Kong enthusiastically participated in the annual International Spring Festival given at Manjushri KMC. The Festival goers have generously shared their photos and personal experiences with us as a source of inspiration and joy.

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Spring Festival Review

08 Jun 2024

The conclusion of the 2024 Spring Festival offers us an opportunity to reflect on this truly inspiring event. Click on the links to view the complete Festival diary for each day.

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Post-festival retreats around the world

07 Jun 2024

Recently, several Centers around the world concluded their post-Spring Festival retreats. Join us as we view the highlights from these gatherings.

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Walk for World Peace – KMC New Mexico

06 Jun 2024

We recently held our Walk for World Peace, an annual event organized by KMC New Mexico. This is our annual fundraiser to raise money for the NKT International Temples Project, to contribute to building Temples for world peace. We had many volunteers from our community donate their time and energy to support the event. Through our kind sponsors, we reached our fundraising goal!

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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

Centers

Offering our Faith | Celebrations 2024 ~ Part 1

On June 4, Kadampa Centers around the world celebrated the extraordinary life and dedication of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche and the first Turning of the Wheel of Dharma.

Centers, Festivals & Celebrations

Our Spring Festival by KMC Hong Kong

This year, a group of 54 students from KMC Hong Kong enthusiastically participated in the annual International Spring Festival given at Manjushri KMC. The Festival goers have generously shared their photos and personal experiences with us as a source of inspiration and joy.

Festivals & Celebrations

Spring Festival Review

The conclusion of the 2024 Spring Festival offers us an opportunity to reflect on this truly inspiring event. Click on the links to view the complete Festival diary for each day.

Festivals & Celebrations

Post-festival retreats around the world

Recently, several Centers around the world concluded their post-Spring Festival retreats. Join us as we view the highlights from these gatherings.

Centers

Walk for World Peace – KMC New Mexico

We recently held our Walk for World Peace, an annual event organized by KMC New Mexico. This is our annual fundraiser to raise money for the NKT International Temples Project, to contribute to building Temples for world peace. We had many volunteers from our community donate their time and energy to support the event. Through our kind sponsors, we reached our fundraising goal!

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Words of Wisdom & Compassion

Daily quote from the collected works of Venerable Geshe-la

By relying upon Je Tsongkhapa our compassion, wisdom, and spiritual power naturally increase. In particular, because Je Tsongkhapa is an emanation of the Wisdom Buddha Manjushri, his faithful followers never experience difficulty in increasing their wisdom. Wherever there is a community of faithful followers sincerely practising Je Tsongkhapa's teachings, their inner wisdom naturally increases. Wisdom is very important. The more wisdom we have, the less ignorance we have; and the less ignorance we have, the less suffering we experience. If we have wisdom there is no basis for experiencing problems.

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche,
Great Treasury of Merit