What is Modern Buddhism?
With the fast pace and high stress of modern life, many people are becoming interested in the peaceful philosophy of Buddhism. In particular, there is a very deep interest in learning how to meditate both to overcome stress and anxiety, and to deepen one’s spiritual experience. In response to this growing interest, Kadampa Buddhism offers many different ways of learning about Buddhism and practicing meditation. Kadampa Buddhism was first introduced to the West in 1976 by the renowned Kadampa Buddhist Master, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
Since then Geshe Kelsang has worked tirelessly to provide all the conditions necessary to support contemporary practitioners. He has written over twenty books on Buddhism that are now translated into many languages.
Geshe Kelsang has also established a worldwide network of over 1000 Kadampa Buddhist centers in over 36 countries around the world where people of all cultures can train in meditation and other Buddhist practices.
Each center has qualified local teachers and offers introductory classes, structured study programs, and meditation retreats. All Kadampa Buddhist Centers are open to the public. Everyone is welcome.