The programmes at Kadampa Buddhist Centres throughout South Africa provide a precious opportunity to study and practise the special presentation of Modern Buddhism taught by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the founder of New Kadampa Tradition. All the teachers at Kadampa Centres are students of Geshe Kelsang and give teachings in accordance with this special lineage of instructions.
Drawing on the profound lineage of ancient wisdom that he holds, Geshe Kelsang presents the teachings of Buddha in a way that everyone can easily apply them to their daily lives.
Geshe Kelsang is a great believer in the universal applicability of Buddha’s teachings and presents them in such a way that everyone, regardless of nationality, age or gender, can put them into practice and begin to experience true inner peace.
He understands the problems faced by modern people and shows how we can solve them through simple scientific methods taught by Buddha. But though his teachings are extraordinarily clear and easy to understand they contain the entire profound lineage of ancient wisdom he holds.
Geshe-la’s oft-repeated phrase, ‘simple, but very profound’ perfectly encapsulates his uncommon presentation of modern Buddhism.
Modern Buddhism is available as a free e-book.