In a world of so much pain and conflict, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche has served as a beacon of compassion and hope, offering deeply meaningful help and guidance to our troubled minds.

Venerable Geshe-la is recognized as a world-renowned meditation master who has captured the very essence of Buddha’s teachings within his heart. He has transmitted this profound wisdom and compassion to the people of the modern world in very practical ways through the extremely accessible methods of modern Kadampa Buddhism, which he has introduced into contemporary society.

He has dedicated his life to laying the foundation for modern Kadampa Buddhism to flourish in this and future generations so that anyone, regardless of nationality, culture, gender, or age, can easily understand the meaning of Buddha’s teachings and apply them to their daily life – and in this way find true, lasting inner peace.

Venerable Geshe-la has inspired countless people as a truly international Teacher with the wish to benefit everyone without exception. To this end, among his many extraordinary actions, Venerable Geshe-la has founded the three International Kadampa Festivals – the Spring Festival, Summer Festival and Fall Festival, which are organized every year and enjoyed by thousands of people from all over the world. He has also founded National Festivals and regional Dharma Celebrations around the world, to allow national and regional Sanghas to connect at these events.