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Schools of Buddhism => Mahayana => New Kadampa => Topic started by: humanitas on April 02, 2010, 11:17:23 am

Title: Purpose and Intent of New Kadampa Sub-section
Post by: humanitas on April 02, 2010, 11:17:23 am
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Wikipedia notes:

The New Kadampa Tradition ~ International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT—IKBU)
is a global Buddhist organisation founded by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso in England in 1991. In 2003 the words "International Kadampa Buddhist Union" (IKBU) were added to the original name "New Kadampa Tradition". The NKT-IKBU is an international organization registered in England as a charitable, or non-profit, company.  It currently lists more than 200 centres and around 900 branch classes/study groups in 40 countries.

The NKT-IKBU is a Mahayana form of Buddhism, which has been developed from the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism.  The NKT-IKBU states that it follows the tradition of Kadampa Buddhism derived from the Buddhist meditators and scholars Atisha (AD 982-1054) and Je Tsongkhapa (1357-1419 AD), as taught by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.  The New Kadampa Tradition "offers standard Gelugpa teachings based on Geshe Kelsang's books, which present a systematic path to enlightenment."

 [..] source (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Kadampa_Tradition)

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