A CELEBRATION-August 27th, 3:30pm


Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche


ON AUGUST 27, 1997 the world renowned meditation master Venerable Geshe KelsangGyatso Rinpoche arrived at Manjushri Center  (in the United Kingdom in Ulverston, Enlgand , now the Mother Center of the New Kadampa Tradtion-IKBU) – an event that heralded the dawn of modern Kadampa Buddhism in the world.


Since that time Venerable Geshe-la has worked tirelessly to introduce modern Kadampa Buddhism into contemporary society and create a worldwide infrastructure to support its growth and development in this and future generations.

All these developments have been accomplished through the international charitable organization that he founded-The New Kadampa Tradition  -International Kadampa Buddhist Union(IKBU).



The Gift of Modern Kadampa Buddhism

All the practices come from Buddha himself and have been preserved over the centuries by an unbroken linage of fully realised Teachers. Venerable Gesh-la has prepared a special presentation of these teachings suitable for the modern world that retains all the original meaning of Buddha’s teachings. This presntation is modern Kadampa Buddhism.

Through this great kindness everyone, regardless of nationality, culture, age or gender, now has the opportunity to follow a pure spiritual path that helps to solve the problems of daily life and leads to a true, everlasting happiness.  


From the depths of our hearts we thank Venerable Geshe-la

for this priceless gift.



The Celebration and Social

On August 27th at 5:30pm Keajra Kadampa Buddhist Center will celebrate these achievements with Chanted Prayers , known as ‘Offering to the Spiritual Guide’ with Special Prayers for Venerable Geshe-la’s Long Life. Venerable Geshe-la is the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition and Keajra Kadampa Buddhist Center as as well over 1200 Center of different size through the world in 40 different countries, he has written 22 highly acclaimed Buddhist text among many other accomplishments.  Visit this website to learn more about these accomplishments and the New Kadampa Tradtions -International Kadampa Buddhist Union’s  services provided world wide.

Please join us for these chanted prayers or just drop in to a the Community Social that will follow the prayers at 5:30pm. Everyone is welcome please bring a friend!  If you would care to bring a small food offering as a tradtional aspect of these prayers please do so. These will all be shared during the social.  Everyone as always is welcome.

For questions please contact us at : peace@meditationinhamptonroads.org or (757) 504-4425