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
Venerable 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 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.