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

Finding Refuge in Buddhist Teachings

09 Apr 2024

At the end of March, KMC New York City welcomed over 150 participants for their special event, the Refuge Vow Ceremony. On the same weekend, Kadam Dharma was taught for the first time in Punta del Este; the event was organized by the recently opened KBC Mahamudra in Uruguay.

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National Festivals in April 2024

08 Apr 2024

Two National Festivals are taking place in April. These special events are a cherished opportunity to break from our daily problems and recharge spiritually, as well as creating causes for Dharma to grow in our countries. KMC Deuachen, in Sintra, is hosting the Portuguese National Festival on 19 – 21 April, while KMC Mexico is hosting the Mexican National Festival on 19 – 21 April 2024.

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NKT Day 2024 – fulfilling our Guru’s heart wish

06 Apr 2024

The first Saturday of April each year is NKT Day, when we celebrate the founding of the NKT by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche in 1991. With the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union, Venerable Geshe-la has created a global community of Dharma centers that are united by a common goal, practice the same path and follow the same internal guidance. This tradition is Venerable Geshe-la’s heart.

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Canadian National Festival 2024 ~ with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong

05 Apr 2024

A magical Canadian Festival! More than 300 people from all over Canada attended our national gathering and had the immense good fortune to receive Wisdom Buddha Je Tsongkhapa empowerment from Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, General Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition.

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Fall Festival 2024 booking opens today

05 Apr 2024

Enter into Highest Yoga Tantra at the Fall Festival 2024, hosted by Kadampa Meditation Center Brazil. Receive unique empowerments and teachings on Heruka and Vajrayogini from Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, discovering the heart treasures of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche’s Ganden Oral Lineage. A pilgrimage to this holy site awaits. Visit the website for more details.

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Centers

Finding Refuge in Buddhist Teachings

At the end of March, KMC New York City welcomed over 150 participants for their special event, the Refuge Vow Ceremony. On the same weekend, Kadam Dharma was taught for the first time in Punta del Este; the event was organized by the recently opened KBC Mahamudra in Uruguay.

Festivals & Celebrations

National Festivals in April 2024

Two National Festivals are taking place in April. These special events are a cherished opportunity to break from our daily problems and recharge spiritually, as well as creating causes for Dharma to grow in our countries. KMC Deuachen, in Sintra, is hosting the Portuguese National Festival on 19 – 21 April, while KMC Mexico is hosting the Mexican National Festival on 19 – 21 April 2024.

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
Festivals & Celebrations

NKT Day 2024 – fulfilling our Guru’s heart wish

The first Saturday of April each year is NKT Day, when we celebrate the founding of the NKT by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche in 1991. With the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union, Venerable Geshe-la has created a global community of Dharma centers that are united by a common goal, practice the same path and follow the same internal guidance. This tradition is Venerable Geshe-la’s heart.

Festivals & Celebrations

Canadian National Festival 2024 ~ with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong

A magical Canadian Festival! More than 300 people from all over Canada attended our national gathering and had the immense good fortune to receive Wisdom Buddha Je Tsongkhapa empowerment from Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, General Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition.

Festivals & Celebrations

Fall Festival 2024 booking opens today

Enter into Highest Yoga Tantra at the Fall Festival 2024, hosted by Kadampa Meditation Center Brazil. Receive unique empowerments and teachings on Heruka and Vajrayogini from Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, discovering the heart treasures of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche’s Ganden Oral Lineage. A pilgrimage to this holy site awaits. Visit the website for more details.

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Words of Wisdom & Compassion

Daily quote from the collected works of Venerable Geshe-la

To overcome anger we have to learn new ways of responding to frustration. Since it is unreasonable to expect that we can fulfil all our desires, we must cultivate a more realistic and balanced approach to the problems of life. The methods of training our mind in this more realistic approach are included within the practice of patience. The more clearly we understand that the sole function of anger is to make us miserable, the more motivated we shall be to train ourself in patience and defeat this enemy.

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche,
Meaningful to Behold