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

Summer Festival 2024 Website Now Live

15 Apr 2024

Discover the profound teachings that Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche shared in Portugal in 2013, revisited at the Summer Festival 2024. Join Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong and Gen-la Kelsang Jampa at Manjushri KMC as they revisit the essence of Buddha’s Perfection of Wisdom teachings, the Empowerment of Great Mother Prajnaparamita, and commentaries on the practices of Buddha Vajrayogini. Receive priceless heart advice and encouragement to control distractions and make your meditations effective. Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to deepen your spiritual path.

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Buddha’s Enlightenment Day 2024

15 Apr 2024

April 15 is Buddha’s Enlightenment Day, when we celebrate Buddha demonstrating how to attain enlightenment. Enlightenment is the inner light of wisdom that is completely free from mistaken appearance and whose function is to bestow mental peace upon each and every living being every day. It is the source of all living beings’ happiness.

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NKT Day Celebrations ~ Part 2

14 Apr 2024

To celebrate NKT Day this year, Kadampa Centers in Spain opened their doors with special events. Nine of them shared their celebrations. See this post to get inspired!

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NKT Day Celebrations ~ Part 1

14 Apr 2024

The first Saturday of April of each year is NKT Day, during which we celebrate the founding of the New Kadampa Tradition by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche in 1991. Kadampa Centers around the world organize special retreats, events, and prayers. At the Mother Center, Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Center, the following dedication was made…

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Spring Festival 2024 is approaching

13 Apr 2024

Spring is here, and at Manjushri KMC this means the time has come to prepare the center for the first International Kadampa Festival of the year. For two days everyone comes together to thoroughly clean the Temple, main building and grounds.

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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

Summer Festival 2024 Website Now Live

Discover the profound teachings that Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche shared in Portugal in 2013, revisited at the Summer Festival 2024. Join Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong and Gen-la Kelsang Jampa at Manjushri KMC as they revisit the essence of Buddha’s Perfection of Wisdom teachings, the Empowerment of Great Mother Prajnaparamita, and commentaries on the practices of Buddha Vajrayogini. Receive priceless heart advice and encouragement to control distractions and make your meditations effective. Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to deepen your spiritual path.

Centers

NKT Day Celebrations ~ Part 2

To celebrate NKT Day this year, Kadampa Centers in Spain opened their doors with special events. Nine of them shared their celebrations. See this post to get inspired!

Centers

NKT Day Celebrations ~ Part 1

The first Saturday of April of each year is NKT Day, during which we celebrate the founding of the New Kadampa Tradition by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche in 1991. Kadampa Centers around the world organize special retreats, events, and prayers. At the Mother Center, Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Center, the following dedication was made…

Festivals & Celebrations

Spring Festival 2024 is approaching

Spring is here, and at Manjushri KMC this means the time has come to prepare the center for the first International Kadampa Festival of the year. For two days everyone comes together to thoroughly clean the Temple, main building and grounds.

Festivals & Celebrations

Wisdom Teachings at Dharma Celebrations in Switzerland and the US

Kailash IRC in Switzerland and IKRC Grand Canyon in the United States hosted Dharma Celebrations featuring Buddha Manjushri empowerments. Both celebrations created a positive and inspiring environment for the participants, allowing space for like-minded people to connect and celebrate!

Where to start

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Words of Wisdom & Compassion

Daily quote from the collected works of Venerable Geshe-la

In the scriptures, meditation on death is said to be a hammer that shatters our delusions. It is a powerful means of eliminating both our delusions and our negative actions of body, speech, and mind.

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche,
Joyful Path of Good Fortune