Founder of the New Kadampa Tradition: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

geshe kelsang gyatso

Founder and Spiritual Guide

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche (Geshe-la) is a world-renowned meditation master who holds the very essence of Buddha’s teachings in his heart and transmits this profound wisdom and compassion to the people of the modern world in ways that are easy to understand and integrate into our busy lives.

Author of 23 widely acclaimed books on Buddhism and meditation, Venerable Geshe-la also established the New Kadampa Tradition – International Buddhist Union as well as Kadampa centres throughout the world.

Venerable Geshe-la’s message is as simple as it is profound – all the problems in this world originate in the mind, and the solutions to these problems and the causes of lasting peace and happiness are also to be found in the mind.

Thanks to the extraordinary kindness of Venerable Geshe-la, the internal scientific methods to accomplish this inner peace are now available to everyone in the modern world.

What is Modern Buddhism?

Modern Kadampa Buddhism is a special practical presentation of Buddha’s teachings that is particularly suited to the modern day. It was introduced into contemporary society by the world-renowned meditation master and scholar Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

Modern Kadampa Buddhism preserves the meaning and intention of Buddha’s original teachings while presenting them in a clear and systematic way that anyone of any nationality, age or gender can easily understand and put into practice.

As a gift to the world, Geshe-la has made his book Modern Buddhism available to everyone as a free e-book download, available in many languages.

Modern Buddhism is perfectly suited for inspiring those seeking solutions within Buddhism to problems of everyday life, as well as for encouraging practitioners of all faiths to deepen their understanding and practice of the spiritual path.

This book reveals how to build a foundation for the spiritual path, how to progress on that path and how to complete it. With compassion and wisdom we can solve all our daily problems and accomplish the real meaning of our human life; and like two wings of a bird they will enable us to reach enlightenment quickly.

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