Modern Kadampa Buddhism
Buddha & Buddhism
Lasting Peace & Happiness
The New Kadampa Tradition
The New Kadampa Tradition (NKT) is an international association of Mahayana Buddhist study and meditation centres founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso to offer the practical wisdom of Kadampa Buddhism to the people of the modern world.
The NKT follows the pure tradition of Mahayana Buddhism handed down in an unbroken lineage from Buddha Shakyamuni through the ancient Kadampa teachers Atisha and Je Tsongkhapa and introduced into the West by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
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.
For more information please see the main Kadampa website.
The Founder of Modern Kadampa Buddhism is Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, a world-renowned meditation master who holds the very essence of Buddha’s teachings in his heart.
Venerable Geshe-la transmits this profound wisdom and compassion to the people of the modern world in very practical ways through the extremely accessible methods of modern Kadampa Buddhism, which he introduced.
Find out more about Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s life: A life of Supreme Dedication
Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong
Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong is the General Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU) and Principal Resident Teacher at Manjushri KMC.
She is a modern Buddhist nun dedicated to helping people from all walks of life attain lasting happiness through developing inner mental peace.
Gen-la has been a disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for nearly 40 years and holds the lineages of his blessings in her heart.
Gen-la is greatly respected for the power and sincerity of her teachings and the warmth of her personality.
Gen-la Kelsang Jampa
Gen-la Kelsang Jampa is the Deputy Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU and Resident Teacher of International retreat Centre, Grand Canyon.
Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab
Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab is the NKT National Spiritual Director for Canada.
A retired General Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition (NKT-IKBU), he has trained closely with Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over thirty-five years.
Gen-la Khyenrab is an internationally renowned teacher and English Buddhist monk who is greatly admired for his powerful teachings as well as his pure example of humility and loving-kindness.