Everyone Welcome to Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Centre

We offer Study and Meditation programmes in Modern Buddhism. Everyone is warmly welcome at Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Centre in Penang and the surrounding area. With a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, you don’t have to be Buddhist to enjoy and benefit from our classes and events. We teach Buddha’s highly practical meditation techniques and insights, that can help everyone reduce their stress, increase their inner peace, happiness and well-being.


Please help us to operate in a safe manner by following these requirements when you visit the Centre:

  • Arrive at least 5 minutes before the session start time
  • Wear a face mask
  • Sign in on arrival using the app or the book
  • Use hand sanitizer provided

Thank you

The Centre is currently closed to visitors due to the pandemic 
Please visit our Facebook for notice of online meditation classes

New Kadampa Tradition

About the New Kadampa Tradition

The New Kadampa Tradition-International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU) follows the pure tradition of Mahayana Buddhism handed down in an unbroken lineage from Buddha Shakyamuni through the ancient Kadampa teachers Atisha and Je Tsongkhapa and introduced into the modern world by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. The NKT-IKBU is a legally and entirely independent Buddhist tradition, and it has no political affiliations.

Play Video

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso - Founder of the New Kadampa Tradition

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso is a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism. The Founder of the New Kadampa Tradition – International Buddhist Union.

Modern Buddhism Podcasts and News

Kadampa Podcasts

Latest News

  • Manjushri Empowerment in Brasil

    Gen Kelsang Mudita, Brasil National Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU and Resident Teacher at KMC Mahabodhi in São Paulo, recently granted the empowerment of Buddha Manjushri at KMC Mahabodhi. The event was broadcast live to 97 participants.

  • Freedom from the greatest obstacle

    This weekend, over a hundred people received the blessing empowerment of Buddha Amitayus from Gen Kelsang Chogka, Resident Teacher at KMC Spain and National Spiritual Director for Spain and Portugal. See some wonderful photos and read what they had to say.

  • Love is the solution

    This Saturday at KMC Deuachen in Portugal, Gen Rigden granted the blessing empowerment of Buddha Maitreya to a fortunate group of Kadampa disciples both gathered in person and on-line.

  • Special blessings, special dedication

    This weekend, over 600 people tuned into the online weekend course at Manjushri KMC on refuge with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, General Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU. On Saturday, in the Kadampa Temple for World Peace, Gen-la presided over a deeply inspiring and heartfelt Mahayana Refuge Ceremony, which was made all the more powerful by the fact that hundreds of people around the world shared in receiving the special blessings of refuge and making sincere dedications for the sake of all living beings.

Free eBooks

Follow us on Facebook