Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso is a fully realized meditation master, a renowned teacher of Buddhism, and the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition (NKT-IKBU).

Geshela, as he is affectionately called by his students, is responsible for the worldwide spread of Kadampa Buddhism today.

From the age of eight Geshe-la studied extensively in the great monastic universities of Tibet and obtained the title of Geshe, which means spiritual friend. Under the direction of his Spiritual Guide, Trijang Rinpoche, he spent eighteen years doing meditation retreats at the foot of the Himalayas.

In 1977, he accepted an invitation to teach at the Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Center in England, where he has lived for several decades guiding a growing group of disciples.

He has published a series of books exceptional books on Buddhism and meditation, from basic introductions to advanced texts on Buddhist philosophy.

Geshela has designed three special study programs and has established centers and groups in various cities around the world. He has trained hundreds of qualified teachers and created a thriving community of monks and nuns.

He has also designed a project to build Buddhist temples in the most important cities of the world.

In his teachings, Geshe Kelsang reveals practical methods for gaining wisdom, cultivating a good heart and maintaining a peaceful mind, and as a result finding true and lasting happiness. He himself displays these qualities in an exemplary manner with his own actions and has dedicated his entire life to helping others find happiness and inner peace within himself.

comillasProblems only appear when we do not know how to react constructively to difficulties. Therefore, if we want to transform our life and free ourselves from problems, we must learn to master our mind.

Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche