Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition (NKT), has dedicated his life to helping the people of this world find true happiness by developing inner peace, or peace of mind, through meditation and other practices.
He has designed an international education programme that provides everyone regardless of nationality, age or gender with the opportunity to learn simple techniques for developing the capacity of their mind and eventually attaining the permanent inner peace of enlightenment. To date, this programme has been implemented in over forty countries.
Geshe Kelsang’s compassionate intention is embodied in the International Temples Project (ITP), a unique international fund dedicated to public benefit. It was founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso with the aim to introduce the Buddhist faith and practice of the New Kadampa Tradition publicly, and to show how individuals and society benefit through the practice of Buddhism in modern day life. Constantly adapting to meet the needs of modern society, the International Temples Project presently achieves its aim through creating and supporting traditional and non-traditional World Peace Temples, meditation centres and retreat centres, and through the activities of Kadampa Schools, World Peace Cafes, and Tharpa Publications.
Find out more about this auspicious project here.
“Precious and holy Kadampa Buddhist Temples are being developed in this world, in this modern age. This is a wonderful development that has never occurred before.”
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso