Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

The founder of the NKT-IKBU

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche is a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism. Geshe-la, as he is affectionately called by his students, is the worldwide revival of Kadampa Buddhism in our time due to. In his teachings, he emphasizes the importance of meditation and explains, how to apply them in daily life, so that we can be truly happy and develop a good heart. In his own life, he shows these qualities in a perfect way. Venerable Geshe-la reasoned further annual international festival. On these festivals Geshe-la gave himself many years teachings and empowerments to thousands of people from around the world.

Study and Retreat

Since the age of eight Geshe-la vast studies devoted to the great monastic universities of Tibet and earned the "Geshe" title, which literally means "spiritual friend" means. Under the guidance of his spiritual master Trijang Rinpoche spent the next eighteen years in meditation retreats Himalaya.

Modern Kadampa Buddhism

After nearly 20 Retreat years took Geshe-la 1977 an invitation to teach at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre in England, where he lived for many years, to give an ever-growing circle of students instructions and advice. Since then he has taught in numerous countries around the world Kadampa Buddhism (1994 the first time in Germany) and 22 written remarkable books on Buddhism and meditation. He called three unique study programs launched and over 1.200 Established centers and groups around the world, trained qualified teachers, and give rise to a blossoming community of ordained. Although he went formally as a spiritual leader of the NKT-IKBU in retirement, He also runs at the age of 85 Years tirelessly thus continues, to spread the precious teachings of Kadampa Buddhism throughout the world – the dearest wish, that each and every living creature eventually the highest, can experience lasting inner peace. With this wish, Geshe-la founded the International Temples Project, a project, to build Buddhist temples in every major city in the world, thus the Buddha's teaching remains accessible. Profits from all NKT-IKBU activities are dedicated to this inspiring project.

Teaching by example

In his teachings Geshe Kelsang emphasizes the importance of meditation and how to apply them in daily life, to attain the need genuine happiness and how to cultivate a good heart, helping others. He shows us these qualities in a perfect way by his own life. This remarkable teacher inspires a lot of people around the world, because he teaches from his own example. He is a humble Buddhist monk, the dedicated to the task, helping people worldwide, to find true happiness in their hearts.