The New Kadampa Tradition

This center is a member of the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU).

This is a Mahayana Buddhist tradition founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso that is derived from the Buddhist meditators and scholars Atisha and Je Tsongkhapa.

NKT is an association of study and meditation centres dedicated to helping people everywhere find meaning and purpose in their lives, and to the developing of genuine inner peace and happiness.

Putting Buddha’s teachings into practice in the context of our family and work commitments, we discover they are unsurpassed methods to resolve daily difficulties and problems.

Rapidly growing, our Kadampa community is an international family, offering support, inspiration and encouragement for this joyful and profound spiritual path at centres around the world.

Geshe Kelsang first introduced Kadampa Buddhism to the West in 1977. Kadampa Buddhism is a Mahayana Buddhist School, following the teachings of
Buddha Shakyamuni as presented by the great Indian Buddhist Master Atisha (982-1054).

The external forms of presenting Buddhism may change as it meets with different cultures and societies, but its essential authenticity is ensured through the continuation of an unbroken lineage of realized practitioners.

The Kadampa Buddhism of the NKT-IKBU (New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union) is an entirely independent Buddhist tradition and has no political affiliations.

For more information please see the main Kadampa website.

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