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

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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The power of volunteering at Kadampa Festivals

16 Jun 2024

First time at a Festival? Volunteering is a great way to feel at home. During this year’s Spring Festival some people at their first International Festival talked about their experience of volunteering.

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New for Summer Festival – live streaming

15 Jun 2024

We’re excited to announce that this year, you can receive the Summer Festival teachings and empowerment sessions via livestream with simultaneous translation available in 6 languages!

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Beautiful weekends with Dharma

14 Jun 2024

This last weekend some Kadampa centers organized group retreats. The retreats were very different and held in different parts of the world, but what everyone experienced in common was a weekend that left them feeling peaceful, inspired and happier.
There was a joint retreat with KMC Arizona, KMC Phoenix, and KMC New Mexico at IKRC Grand Canyon (US), and retreats at Nagarjuna KMC (England) and KMC Merida (Mexico).

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Early booking discount for the Summer Festival 2024 will end on 17 June

13 Jun 2024

Don’t miss out on this enriching spiritual experience!  Early bird discounts for booking end on June 17th, so secure your spot today and embark on a spiritual journey to explore the profound teachings and find greater inner peace.

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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

The power of volunteering at Kadampa Festivals

First time at a Festival? Volunteering is a great way to feel at home. During this year’s Spring Festival some people at their first International Festival talked about their experience of volunteering.

Festivals & Celebrations

New for Summer Festival – live streaming

We’re excited to announce that this year, you can receive the Summer Festival teachings and empowerment sessions via livestream with simultaneous translation available in 6 languages!

Centers

Beautiful weekends with Dharma

This last weekend some Kadampa centers organized group retreats. The retreats were very different and held in different parts of the world, but what everyone experienced in common was a weekend that left them feeling peaceful, inspired and happier.
There was a joint retreat with KMC Arizona, KMC Phoenix, and KMC New Mexico at IKRC Grand Canyon (US), and retreats at Nagarjuna KMC (England) and KMC Merida (Mexico).

Festivals & Celebrations

Early booking discount for the Summer Festival 2024 will end on 17 June

Don’t miss out on this enriching spiritual experience!  Early bird discounts for booking end on June 17th, so secure your spot today and embark on a spiritual journey to explore the profound teachings and find greater inner peace.

Collected works

Book launch “How to understand the mind” in Swedish

After four years’ work Tharpa Sweden was finally able to publish “How to Understand the Mind” in Swedish. This is the fifth book of Venerable Geshe-la’s to be published in Swedish and we celebrated this milestone with a book launch where everyone received their own copy of the book.

Where to start

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Words of Wisdom & Compassion

Daily quote from the collected works of Venerable Geshe-la

In Sutra of the Four Noble Truths Buddha says: 'You should attain cessations.' In this context, 'cessation' means the permanent cessation of suffering and its root, self-grasping ignorance. In saying this, Buddha is advising is not to be satisfied with s temporary liberation from particular sufferings, but that we should have the intention to accomplish the ultimate goal of human life, the supreme permanent peace of mind (nirvana), and the pure and everlasting happiness of enlightenment.

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche,
Modern Buddhism