The International Temples Project

Kadampa Temples for World Peace

The International Temples Project was founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, with the aim to introduce the Buddhist faith and practice of the New Kadampa Tradition publicly and to exemplify contemporary Buddhist practice through service to the public. It presently achieves this through building traditional and non-traditional temples, meditation and retreat centres, and through the activities of Kadampa schools, world peace cafés, and Tharpa Publications.

Just looking at a Temple with a happy mind places good imprints on our mind and brings inner peace.”

“Through the power of this special object, problems such as anger and attachment are reduced. Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Support for the project

The ITP is funded by donations and by profits from:

  • Dharma centers
  • Kadampa Meditation Centers
  • Dharma Celebrations
  • National Festivals
  • International Festivals
  • Tharpa Publications

Each year there is an International Temples Day on which Kadampa centers worldwide celebrate the International Temples Project.

Pure Lands in a Troubled World

“Whenever anyone, Buddhist or not, sees a Temple or an image of Buddha they receive blessings.“

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

There are currently five Kadampa Temples around the world, a sixth one is near completion, in KMC Spain, Málaga, and will be opened in June 2022 as part of the International Kadampa Spring Festival.

Whatever form they take, Kadampa Temples are holy places open to everyone to enjoy. They are Pure Lands in our troubled world – offering doorways to inner peace for all who visit them.

More Temples to come

To find out more about the Kadampa Temples click here