Benefit All – Developing a Peaceful World

We all wish to make a positive difference in the world. The International Temples Project provides many opportunities to do this.

The International Temples Project

The books of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche clearly reveal how we can develop our own inner peace, which in turn leads to greater peace in our world. This profound relationship between the quality of our mind and the quality of our world is crucial for both Buddhists and non-Buddhists to understand if we wish to live in a more peaceful world. With this in mind, the International Temples Project, also established by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, aims to introduce the Buddhist faith and practice of the New Kadampa Tradition publicly, and to exemplify contemporary Buddhist practices through public service.

The ITP provides a range of facilities and services that enable people from all walks of life to gain special practical experience of the peace that comes when Buddhism is integrated with modern life.The scope and activities of the International Temples Project are constantly evolving in response to the ever changing demands of busy lives.

All items sold on this website are published under the auspices of the ITP and the profit from all of these sales are dedicated to public benefit through the ITP fund.


Current Activities of the International Temples Project

Constantly adapting to meet the needs of modern society


Meditation Centres:

Establishing meditation centres around the world where people can learn to cultivate the awareness and skills to solve their problems and develop the qualities needed to bring about a peaceful world. Connect with your nearest centre.
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Study Programmes:

Presenting Buddha’s teachings in an open and accessible way for all levels of interest. From helping beginners to gain their first insights to training qualified Teachers, these study programmes help to maintain the lineage of living experience of Buddha’s teachings.
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Temples for World Peace:

Creating inspiring places of peace in a troubled world. Visit your nearest temple for an experience that nourishes the heart and mind.
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National and International Festivals:

Welcoming people from around the world, these inspiring events offer perfect conditions for deepening experience of wisdom and compassion through attending teachings, guided meditations and retreats. They are also an unparalleled opportunity to connect with like-minded people from many different cultures and share spiritual experience.
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International Retreat Centres:

Providing all the conditions necessary to step out of your busy daily routine and deepen your experience of meditation through structured retreats.
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Kadampa Schools:

Primary schools teaching future generations the essential skills necessary for improving the mind, developing a good heart, cultivating inner peace and experiencing genuine happiness. Without such skills it is impossible to enjoy a truly fulfilling life.
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World Peace Cafes:

Exemplifying public service by providing friendly and relaxing meeting places where everyone is welcome. Lunchtime meditations also offered.
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Tharpa Publications:

Distributing the wisdom of Buddha’s teachings throughout the world in many languages, making this accessible to an ever-increasing number of people. As a non-profit organization, Tharpa also functions to support all the above activities.
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The ITP continues to find new ways of furthering these activities in order to bring greater peace and harmony to our world.