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

Buddhist art and ritual courses

05 Jul 2024

In June, some Centers had the opportunity to organize special courses based on Buddhist art and ritual.
Read on to hear about events in Georgia in the US, and London and Nottingham in the UK.

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Weekend retreats on faith and a good heart

04 Jul 2024

In June some Kadampa Centers organized group retreats to allow their students to gain deeper experience of the powerful minds of love and faith.
Here Dharmachakra KBC, Vajra Light KBC, and Menlha KMC at KMC New York, KMC Geneva at Kailash IRC and Lamrim KBC in Monts du Lyonnais.

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Wisdom & Compassion in Mexico

03 Jul 2024

Recently in Mexico, Kadampa Centers received the blessings of compassion and wisdom empowering them to follow the path of compassion and wisdom that is Modern Buddhism. Read on to hear about events in Mexico City, Monterey and Pachuca.

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Peaceful minds in peaceful environments

02 Jul 2024

In June, two wonderful retreats were organized in Texas, US, and the town of Choachí near Bogotá, Colombia. Participants had a chance to learn about meditation while enjoying peaceful and natural environments.

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Northern Dharma Celebration in Spain

01 Jul 2024

Over the weekend, more than 200 people from different parts of Spain gathered at KMC Barcelona for the Northern Dharma Celebration with the National Espiritual Director of Spain and Portugal, Gen Kelsang Choga.

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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

Buddhist art and ritual courses

In June, some Centers had the opportunity to organize special courses based on Buddhist art and ritual.
Read on to hear about events in Georgia in the US, and London and Nottingham in the UK.

Centers, Study & Meditation

Weekend retreats on faith and a good heart

In June some Kadampa Centers organized group retreats to allow their students to gain deeper experience of the powerful minds of love and faith.
Here Dharmachakra KBC, Vajra Light KBC, and Menlha KMC at KMC New York, KMC Geneva at Kailash IRC and Lamrim KBC in Monts du Lyonnais.

Centers

Wisdom & Compassion in Mexico

Recently in Mexico, Kadampa Centers received the blessings of compassion and wisdom empowering them to follow the path of compassion and wisdom that is Modern Buddhism. Read on to hear about events in Mexico City, Monterey and Pachuca.

Centers

Peaceful minds in peaceful environments

In June, two wonderful retreats were organized in Texas, US, and the town of Choachí near Bogotá, Colombia. Participants had a chance to learn about meditation while enjoying peaceful and natural environments.

Festivals & Celebrations

Northern Dharma Celebration in Spain

Over the weekend, more than 200 people from different parts of Spain gathered at KMC Barcelona for the Northern Dharma Celebration with the National Espiritual Director of Spain and Portugal, Gen Kelsang Choga.

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Words of Wisdom & Compassion

Daily quote from the collected works of Venerable Geshe-la

If we are followers of the Mahayana and are seeking to enter into Mahayana paths, it is essential to train in renunciation first. Renunciation is a cause of great compassion, which in turn is a cause of bodhichitta. If we are not acutely aware of the suffering nature of our own aggregates, how can we understand the suffering of others and wish to rescue them from samsara? The only difference between training in renunciation and training in compassion is that with the former we focus on our own suffering and with the latter we focus on the suffering of others.

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche,
Great Treasury of Merit