K A D A M P A B U D D H I S M
Modern Kadampa Buddhism is Buddha’s teachings and the inner experiences that are realizations of these teachings as presented by modern master Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
This new presentation perfectly captures the simple essence of Buddha’s teachings in a way that everyone can understand and practise in daily life to bring about profound inner change.
The New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU) is an international association of Mahayana Buddhist study and meditation centres that follow the Kadampa Buddhist tradition founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. The NKT-IKBU is a legally and entirely independent Buddhist tradition, and it has no political affiliations.
By practising Buddha’s teachings (or Dharma), we can protect ourself from suffering and problems. All the problems we experience during daily life originate in ignorance, and the method for eliminating ignorance is to practise the Dharma.
Buddha first gave his teachings over two and half thousand years ago. Since that time they have been preserved in a pure form and passed down from Teacher to disciple in an unbroken lineage that is still alive today.
Thanks to the kindness of these previous Teachers, we are able to listen to and practise exactly the same Dharma as Buddha originally taught.