Kadampa Buddhism was first introduced into the west in 1977 by the renowned Buddhist Master Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Since then Geshe Kelsang has worked tirelessly to spread Kadampa Buddhism throughout the world by giving extensive teachings, writing many profound books on Kadampa Buddhism, and establishing over 300 meditation centres. Each centre offers study programmes, meditation instruction, and retreats for all levels of practitioner. The emphasis is on integrating Buddha's teachings into daily life to solve our problems and to spread lasting peace and happiness throughout the world. The New Kadampa Tradition (NKT) is an association of Buddhist Centres and practitioners that derive their inspiration and guidance from the example of the ancient Kadampa Buddhist Masters and their teachings, as presented by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. The Kadampa Buddhism of the NKT is an entirely independent Buddhist tradition and has no political affiliations.
Learn about the history and main teachings of Buddhism and gain a basic understanding of this ancient religion and philosophy. Includes information on Buddhism, references to helpful websites, some video teachings and an excerpt of a play on The Life of Buddha.
The study of Dharma helps us to find happiness within ourself. Read through the pages in this site to learn more about Dharma.
Learn about the origins, different levels and practices of Tantra according to the Kadampa Buddhist tradition.
This site explains how to achieve happiness through developing peace of mind and the relationship between inner peace and world peace.
Learn the basics of Buddhist meditation. Anyone can benefit from the meditations given here, Buddhist or not. Deepen your understanding and enjoy the inner peace that comes from meditation.
Offer an opportunity for people of all ages and levels of experience to enjoy a meaningful holiday. Describes upcoming Buddhist Festivals worldwide.
An explanation of the Kadampa Buddhist Education Program - the General Program, the Foundation Program, and the Teacher Training Program - offered at Kadampa Centers worldwide.
The eBook 'Modern Buddhism – The Path of Compassion and Wisdom', is in three volumes and is being distributed freely at the request of the author, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
An international nonprofit organization that promotes the development of Kadampa Buddhism. Its members are the nearly 600 Kadampa Buddhist Centers worldwide. Find information about Kadampa Buddhist activities.
A brief biography of the meditation master and scholar who brought the New Kadampa tradition to the West.
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