About The Center
Inspired by the teachings and books of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, a modern-day Kadampa Buddhist master, we present meditation and the teachings of Buddha in an accessible manner that can easily be understood and integrated into our busy, modern lives.
The New Kadampa Tradition - International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU) is an international association of Mahayana Buddhist study and meditation centres founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso in 1991 to offer the practical wisdom of Kadampa Buddhism to the people of our modern world. Through Geshe Kelsang's tireless activities and kindness there are now over 1100 centers and groups offering Buddha's wisdom advice to people in over 40 countries across the world.
The NKT-IKBU follows the pure tradition of Mahayana Buddhism handed down in an unbroken lineage from Buddha Shakyamuni through the ancient Kadampa teachers Atisha and Je Tsongkhapa and introduced into the West by Geshe Kelsang.
The NKT-IKBU is an international non-profit organization registered in England as a charitable company.
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso is a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism. Geshe-la, as he is affectionately called by his students, is primarily responsible for the worldwide revival of Kadampa Buddhism in our time, and is now appearing in over 45 countries.
General Spiritual Director
Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong
Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, the General Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU and Resident Teacher at Manjushri KMC, is a modern Buddhist nun dedicated to helping people from all walks of life attain lasting happiness through developing inner mental peace. Gen-la Dekyong is a highly experienced Buddhist Teacher who has taught at many different centers internationally.
Gen Kelsang Tsoglam
Gen Tsoglam has been studying, practicing, and teaching Kadampa Buddhism for many years under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. Her teachings are heartfelt, practical, and presented with warmth and humor, making them accessible to everyone.
Our Resident Teacher, Gen Tsoglam, was featured in this Arizona Public Media story that aired in 2017 while she was living in Southern AZ:
We are a nonprofit
As a nonprofit, in order to keep our doors open we rely on class fees and donations to bring meditation and the timeless wisdom of Buddha to Bloomington and the surrounding area. If you would like to make a donation to the center toward that aim, please use the link provided.