International Temples Project

UK Kadampa Buddhist Temple, Ulverston
UK Kadampa Buddhist Temple, Ulverston
The International Temples Project is the unfolding of a profound and compassionate vision to build a Kadampa Buddhist Temple in every major city of the world.

Building for world peace

Inspired by Venerable Geshe Kelsang, this project is an extraordinary contribution to world peace. Kadampa Temples are not regarded as ordinary buildings but as holy objects that will be places of spiritual inspiration and peace for many generations to come. As Geshe Kelsang says, “We dedicate the creation of these Temples to world peace and to the happiness of all living beings.”

UK Temple

The first Kadampa Temple was built at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre in the Lake District. Due to its special architecture, based on the mandala of Heruka, the Buddha of compassion, it is a place of unusual beauty that has profound spiritual meaning.

American Temple

The second major Temple is in Glen Spey, New York, and is situated on 82 acres of beautiful wooded land near the Upper Delaware River. The Temple was consecrated by Geshe Kelsang in October 2006, following the US Fall Festival.

Brazilian Temple

This is now complete and National and International events are already taking place there. Find out more about the Brazilian Temple.
For further details about the International Temples Project, please visit the main website for Kadampa Buddhism.