The founder, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
The Founder of the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, is a Spiritual Guide for the modern world.
A world-renowned Buddhist meditation Master, he has introduced an authentic Buddhist lineage grounded in ancient wisdom into the modern world and shown how it can be applied by anyone, Buddhist or non-Buddhist, to solve our daily problems, improve our personnal relationships, and eventually attain a deep and lasting happiness and inner peace.
All Geshe Kelsang’s activities are dedicated to bringing about world peace by helping us to develop its true cause – inner peace – through meditation and other practices. To this end he has taught for more than 30 years, written 21 highly acclaimed books, and established hundreds of meditation centres throughout the world, and trained modern Buddhist teachers to teach in them.
In 2006, Geshe Kelsang chose “le château de Segrais” for the creation of the Kadampa Meditation Centre France, which opened in October 2008.