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This website was created by Kadampa Buddhists to provide information about Buddhism and meditation. It is our hope that it may benefit people’s understanding and practice of Buddha’s profound teachings. The information in this website was compiled from books written by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso , the spiritual director of the New Kadampa Tradition (NKT).

This website was created by Kadampa Buddhists to provide information about Buddhism and meditation.

The Kadampa Buddhism of the NKT is an entirely independent Buddhist tradition and has no political affiliations. It is an association of Buddhist Centers and practitioners that derive their inspiration and guidance from the example of the ancient Kadampa Buddhist Masters and their teachings, as presented by Geshe Kelsang.

If you’d like further teachings on meditation techniques or the Buddhist way of life, you may contact a Center near you. Kadampa Buddhist centers hold regular classes on meditation techniques . The teachers are Westerners and teach in a way that is especially suited to Westerners with busy lifestyles.

Every year Kadampa Buddhists from around the world gather for meditation festivals in the USA and Europe, including two in England, where they receive special teachings and empowerments and enjoy a spiritual holiday.

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Eight Steps to Happiness

Eight Steps to Happiness

As a commentary to one of Buddhism’s best-loved and most enduring teachings, Eight Verses of Training the Mind by the great Tibetan Bodhisattva Langri Tangpa, this book explains how to transform every moment of our life into a step on the path to inner peace, and in particular how to transform all of life’s difficulties into truly liberating experiences.

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All quotations from Geshe Kelsang Gyatso's books copyright The New Kadampa Tradition - International Buddhist Union, all rights reserved worldwide. For more information on Geshe Kelsang's books visit Tharpa Publications.