Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche’s compassionate intention is embodied in his establishing the International Temples Project (ITP), a unique international fund dedicated to public benefit.

The ITP fosters the continuously evolving international development of a wide range of contemporary Buddhist institutions. These presently include Temples for World Peace, Kadampa Meditation Centres (KMCs), International Retreat Centres (IRCs), Kadampa Buddhist Centres (KBCs), World Peace Cafes, and Tharpa Publications. All these institutions provide a public service that exemplifies the Buddhist faith.

Each year tens of thousands of people visit
the Temples, KMCs, KBCs, and IRCs. Some attend courses and retreats to learn how to develop inner peace through meditation, while others go to view the holy objects and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere. But whatever their reason for visiting, Venerable Geshe-la says that anyone who sees a Temple or the holy objects within it will receive special blessings that sow the seeds of future peace and happiness in their mind.

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