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

Increasing Wisdom

22 Jun 2024

Can the most profound teachings of Buddha – the teachings on the ultimate nature of reality – become practical tools for our daily lives? In June, three Kadampa Centers organized courses to explore this very topic, sharing the profound wisdom and insights of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

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Sharing Success Stories

21 Jun 2024

Need some inspiration and motivation? Check out this collection of success stories. Did you know you can read many accounts of how meditation has helped people overcome life’s challenges on kadampa.org?

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A wonderful new ending to the Summer Festival

20 Jun 2024

Part of Venerable Geshe-la’s vision for the Summer Festival has always been that we end with the play The Life of Buddha. He requested that it always be shown to inspire modern day practitioners to follow in Buddha’s footsteps.

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Great events in Spain last weekend

18 Jun 2024

Last weekend several Kadampa centers in Spain held a variety of courses. These were very beautiful and unifying events, showing the power of Sangha of teamwork.
There was a joint special course with KMC Granada  at KMC Spain in Malaga, a wisdom course at  KMC Barcelona and walk and meditation with Lamrim KBC in Valladolid. 

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The lights shine on the 2nd anniversary of the Malaga Temple

17 Jun 2024

KMC Spain celebrated the second anniversary of the opening of Kadampa Temple for World Peace in Malaga on the 8th of June, continuing a tradition created last year. It was a great success with around 200 people from the local population attending, some of whom knew the Temple and some of whom came for the first time, receiving very meaningful impressions.

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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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Centers

Increasing Wisdom

Can the most profound teachings of Buddha – the teachings on the ultimate nature of reality – become practical tools for our daily lives? In June, three Kadampa Centers organized courses to explore this very topic, sharing the profound wisdom and insights of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

Study & Meditation

Sharing Success Stories

Need some inspiration and motivation? Check out this collection of success stories. Did you know you can read many accounts of how meditation has helped people overcome life’s challenges on kadampa.org?

Festivals & Celebrations

A wonderful new ending to the Summer Festival

Part of Venerable Geshe-la’s vision for the Summer Festival has always been that we end with the play The Life of Buddha. He requested that it always be shown to inspire modern day practitioners to follow in Buddha’s footsteps.

Centers

Great events in Spain last weekend

Last weekend several Kadampa centers in Spain held a variety of courses. These were very beautiful and unifying events, showing the power of Sangha of teamwork.
There was a joint special course with KMC Granada  at KMC Spain in Malaga, a wisdom course at  KMC Barcelona and walk and meditation with Lamrim KBC in Valladolid. 

Centers, Temples

The lights shine on the 2nd anniversary of the Malaga Temple

KMC Spain celebrated the second anniversary of the opening of Kadampa Temple for World Peace in Malaga on the 8th of June, continuing a tradition created last year. It was a great success with around 200 people from the local population attending, some of whom knew the Temple and some of whom came for the first time, receiving very meaningful impressions.

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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