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

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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.

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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

  • Here’s one you might have missed

    Recently we posted a dramatic video of the steel frame for the new Kadampa Temple for World Peace being erected in Málaga. In the run up to that the team worked extremely hard to lay the new Temple floor. What an extraordinary day it was! The whole floor had to be laid in one uninterrupted session - 120 trucks of concrete - with everyone working late into the night!

  • Celebrating spiritual power in Mexico

    We share the photographs of how we're enjoying the amazing 2020 Mexico Dharma Celebration in different parts of the country.

  • Austrian Dharma Celebration

    Due to the current situation, the annual Austrian Dharma Celebration in Vienna was held for the first time as a purely online event on November 16-18. Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang, National Spiritual Director for Italy, Austria and Switzerland, granted the blessing empowerment of Buddha Maitreya, the Buddha of loving kindness.

  • Tara IKRC ~ a wonderful new development

    A wonderful new development. Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche has requested the centre to become an International Kadampa Retreat Center. The Resident Teacher, Gen Losang Kelsang, has many years of experience leading retreats. Stand by for more information.

International Kadampa Festivals 2020

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