Modern Buddhism

Modern Buddhism

The New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT- IKBU) is a global spiritual family dedicated to world peace, with more than 1,300 Centers and meditation groups throughout the world.

Kadampa Buddhism is a living tradition practised by people in all walks of life throughout the world, bringing practical wisdom and inspiring solutions into our modern lives.

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The Founder of Our Tradition

Geshe Kelsang GyatsoVenerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso is the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition. Born and trained in Tibet, he engaged in meditation retreat in India for many years and is now regarded as a modern day Buddhist master. In 1977, following the advice of his own Spiritual Guide, Kyabje Trijang Dorjechang, Geshe Kelsang accepted a request to come to the UK to teach.

Geshe Kelsang has written 22 highly acclaimed books on Buddhism and meditation which present Buddha’s teachings in a way that everyone, regardless of nationality, age or gender, can put into practice in their daily lives. He shows how we can solve the problems we face in modern life through the simple, practical methods taught by Buddha and begin to experience lasting happiness and inner peace.


General Spiritual Director

Gen-la Kelsang DekyongGen-la Kelsang Dekyong is the elected General Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU and the principal Resident Teacher of Manjushri KMC, the mother center of our tradition. She has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism and studying closely under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for over thirty years. She teaches throughout the world.

Modern Buddhism – Free eBook

Modern Buddhism free eBookThis eBook Modern Buddhism – The Path of Compassion and Wisdom, in three volumes, is being distributed freely at the request of the author Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. The author says: “Through reading and practicing the instructions given in this book, people can solve their daily problems and maintain a happy mind all the time.” So that these benefits can pervade the whole world, Geshe Kelsang wishes to give this eBook freely to everyone.

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The Benefits of Modern Buddhism

  • Everyone is welcome to attend classes and benefit from the practices taught
  • Practical solutions to everyday problems such as anger, uncontrolled desire, jealousy and self-grasping ignorance
  • Simple methods to find lasting happiness through developing inner peace, improve our relationships and be of genuine benefit to others
  • Advanced study and meditation courses for those seeking deeper understanding and experience
  • Year-round program of classes and courses in 1,300 locations worldwide, including many city centers
  • Friendly, relaxed environment where you can meet and discuss with like-minded people
  • Advanced study and meditation courses for those seeking deeper understanding and experience