Mother Centre of Kadampa Buddhism

The New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU) is an international association of Mahayana Buddhist study and meditation centres founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche in 1991 to offer the practical wisdom of Kadampa Buddhism to the people of our modern world. The purpose of the NKT-IKBU is to increase the Buddhist faith throughout the world. It is an entirely independent Buddhist tradition that has no political affiliations.

International Kadampa Dharma Festivals

Each year there are three main festivals in which Kadampa Buddhists from all over the world gather to receive teachings, empowerments, and engage in meditation retreat. These festivals are special spiritual holidays that are truly meaningful, whereby we can return home happy, energized, and inspired. The Spring Festival and Summer Festivals are held at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre in Ulverston UK – the mother Centre of Kadampa Buddhism. The Fall Festival is held in different countries around the world, bringing this precious opportunity for a meaningful vacation to everyone. If you have never attended a festival you are highly encouraged to take such an opportunity and experience first hand these amazing events. The profits from the festivals are used exclusively to build Kadampa temples and meditation Centres throughout the world.
For more information: Kadampa Festivals

Building the First Kadampa Temple at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre