HOW IS A KADAMPA BUDDHIST TEMPLE FOR WORLD PEACE ARISING IN ABERDEEN?
An introduction to Kadampa Meditation Centres
The New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU) is a rapidly growing charitable organisation, with currently over 1200 centres worldwide, providing modern people with easy access to the profoundly beneficial practices of meditation and modern Buddhism, founded by the internationally renowned meditation master Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.
With the emergence of Modern Kadampa Buddhism, Buddhas teachings are flourishing throughout the world. This historical expansion reflects the universal compassion that lies at the heart of Buddhism. Buddhas teachings are concerned with the happiness and freedom of all living beings. They are relevant to everyone regardless of their nationality, gender, class or culture. It emphasises the practical application of Buddhas teachings to modern daily life. At a time when the world is facing seemingly insurmountable problems and people are increasingly overwhelmed and insecure, Modern Kadampa Buddhism offers actual solutions to human problems, providing people throughout the world with a profound and attainable vision of happiness and world peace.
In an age of so much misinformation and confusion, Venerable Geshe-la has written 23 books guiding students along a complete path to enlightenment. These extraordinary teachings – profound, clear and accessible – open the door to enlightenment for everyone. These teachings are presented in three study programmes delivered in the Centres of Kadampa Buddhism throughout the world.
Kadampa Meditation Centres in particular are bringing meditation and modern Buddhism into the heart of our busy cities. The pictures at the top of the page is an example of a new city temple in Oslo.
Through Venerable Geshe-la’s dedication and loving kindness, a city temple is now arising in Aberdeen. Kadampa Meditation Centre Aberdeen is the result of the efforts and kindnesses of countless people over the past forty years.