Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Founder and Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU
In 1977, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso accepted an invitation to teach at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre in the north-west of England, where he has lived for a number of years. Geshe-La has taught ever since, giving teachings and guidance to an ever-growing group of disciples. He has published a series of remarkable books on Buddhism and meditation, from basic introductory books to advanced philosophical texts and meditation manuals. Geshe-la has established three unique study programs and 1100 centers and groups around the world, trained hundreds of qualified Teachers and a flourishing ordained community, and created a project to build Buddhist Temples in every major city in the world. In 1991 Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso founded the New Kadampa Tradition, the International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU).