The New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU) is an international association of Mahayana Buddhist study and meditation centres founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso in 1991 to offer the practical wisdom of Kadampa Buddhism to the people of our modern world.
Through Geshe Kelsang’s tireless activities and kindness there are now over 1100 centres and groups offering Buddha’s wisdom advice to people in 40 countries across the world.
The NKT-IKBU is an international non-profit organization registered in England as a charitable company.
Gen Losang Kelsang was ordained as a Buddhist monk is 1983 and spent several years in retreat under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Rinpoche and later taught Kadampa Buddhism Internationally in many countries such as the UK, Mexico, the US, Spain, Taiwan, Switzerland, and Japan. He has recently guided retreats at the International Spring and Summer Festival to thousands of people.
As one of Venerable Geshe-la’s most senior students, Gen Losang has a great depth of understanding of the teachings and is very skillful in sharing them in a practical, approachable and light-hearted manner. He is lovingly regarded for his insightful teachings and serves as an inspiration through his devoted practice.
The Tara KMC community is very diverse. We do not discriminate based on race, gender, background, age, religion, politics, sexual orientation, or otherwise — everyone is always welcome at Tara KMC and our branches. By using the methods of meditation of Modern Buddhism, our shared goal is striving to improve our own mind and way of life in order to benefit others.