New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union
To provide a vehicle for promoting Kadampa Buddhism throughout the world, in 1991 Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso founded the New Kadampa Tradition ~ the International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU).
The NKT-IKBU is an international association of study and meditation centers that follow the pure tradition of Mahayana Buddhism derived from the Buddhist meditators and scholars Atisha and Je Tsongkhapa, and introduced into the West by the Buddhist Teacher Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
Kadampa Centres are dedicated to helping people everywhere find meaning and purpose in their lives, and to the developing of genuine inner peace and happiness.
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.
The NKT-IKBU is an entirely independent Buddhist tradition and has no political affiliations. The NKT-IKBU is an international non-profit organization registered in England as a charitable company.
Picture: Kadampa Temple, Brazil, founded by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso