Venerable Geshe-la shows how Buddha’s teachings can be used by anyone, Buddhist or not, to solve their daily problems, improve their personal relationships and eventually attain a deep and lasting happiness and peace. Geshe-la has devoted his life to creating all the necessary conditions to support the study and practice of Buddhism in modern society, writing twenty-two highly acclaimed books, establishing over 1,200 meditation centers and groups throughout the world, developing modern study programs, training qualified meditation teachers; and establishing local, national and international courses, events and festivals. Through these immeasurably kind actions Geshe-la has laid the foundation for everyone in this troubled world to discover lasting inner peace and happiness.
This work began in 1977 at Manjushri Center which has served as Geshe Kelsang’s spiritual home. His effort became international in 1991 after he made Manjushri KMC the Mother Center of the New Kadampa Tradition, which he established the same year. From the time of his arrival until he retired a few years ago Manjushri Center was fortunate to host thousands of his teachings. Many of these teachings have been published in 22 highly acclaimed books on Buddhism and meditation, including his latest title, How to Transform Your Life.
Geshe Kelsang is believes deeply in the universal applicability of Buddha’s teachings. He feels everyone can benefit from what Buddha taught and presents them in such a way that everyone, regardless of nationality, age or gender, or background can put them into practice in their daily lives and begin to experience true inner peace.
He understands the problems faced by modern people and shows how we can solve them through simple scientific methods taught by Buddha. He is renowned for teachings that are extraordinarily clear and easy to understand, yet they contain the entire profound lineage of ancient wisdom he holds. Geshe-la’s oft-repeated phrase, ‘simple, but very profound’ perfectly encapsulates his uncommon presentation of modern Buddhism.