The Old Kadampa Lineage up to the present New Kadampa Tradition
The Kadampa Buddhism is a school of Mahayana Buddhism and became the great Indian Buddhist Master Atisha (982-1054 n.Chr.) founded. His followers are called "Kadampas" known. "Ka" refers to Buddha's teachings, and "dam" to Atisha's special Lamrim instructions, which are known as "stages of the path to enlightenment". Kadampas are therefore practitioners, consider what Buddha's teachings as personal advice and put them into practice by following the instructions of Lamrim. This tradition was later in Tibet by Je Tsongkhapa and his followers, which became known as "New Kadampas", widespread.
Convert Daily acts in the path
Kadampa Buddhists set itself the goal Buddha's teachings as practical methods to apply, convert to daily activities into the path to enlightenment. The great Kadampa Teachers have been known not only as a great scholar, but above all for, to be particularly pure and sincere spiritual practitioners.
The tradition of these teachings, both the oral transmission as well as their blessings, have been passed in an unbroken line from teacher to student. After they had spread in many Asian countries, Now she blossomed in many countries of the western world. Buddha's teachings, which are known as "dharma", be compared with a wheel, moving from one country to another in response to changing conditions and karmic inclinations of people.
Modern Kadampa Buddhism
Thanks to the activities and dedication of the renowned Buddhist Master Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, the Kadampa Buddhism has spread in recent years in many countries. Geshe Kelsang has worked tirelessly, to spread Kadampa Buddhism throughout the world, by giving ausfürhlich teachings, authored many books on Kadampa Buddhism, the International Temples Project and the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union gründete.