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What is Kadampa Buddhism?

Modern Kadampa Buddhism

Our Founder

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, affectionately known as Geshe-la, is the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU). Under his guidance, hundreds of qualified Teachers have trained and are now teaching in Kadampa centers all around the world.

Designed to meld with the busy, hectic pace of our lives, Modern Buddhism is a transformative meditation program rooted in the thousand-year-old lineage of Kadampa Buddhism. It is intended for each and every person in order to help them begin, make progress on, and ultimately complete their own spiritual path.

Modern Kadampa Teachers

The New Kadampa Tradition has pioneered a presentation of the ancient wisdom of meditation and Buddhism so that these can be incorporated into modern life.

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Spiritual Guide & Founder

The New Kadampa lineage established by Je Tsongkhapa has flourished for hundreds of years, down to the present day. In recent decades, it has been promoted widely throughout the world by  Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

A contemporary Buddhist meditation master, Geshe-la holds a complete lineage of Buddha’s teachings, which he has received through an unbroken chain of realized masters dating back to Buddha himself.

On the advice of his own Spiritual Guide, Geshe-la has pioneered the development of modern Buddhism in contemporary society.  His presentation of Buddha’s teachings preserves their original meaning while making them easily accessible to modern people and applicable to today's world.

Teachers of the New Kadampa Tradition

Modern Teachers for a Modern World

By inspiring and educating a generation of Kadampa Teachers under the auspices of the New Kadampa Tradition (NKT-IKBU) founded by him, Venerable Geshe-la has created a truly global infrastructure aimed at preserving and promoting Kadampa Buddhism for centuries to come. Meet our Teachers.

International Temples Project
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