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Important Posts About the New Kadampa Tradition

Two important posts about the New Kadampa Tradition have been posted on the New Kadampa Truth Blog in the last couple days. These posts refute the smears that the NKT has broken away from the Gelugpa tradition and the mainstream of Buddhism.

After reading these posts I was surfing the web and came across this quote from Jim Belither about Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and found these words inspiring to contemplate:

Through the kind efforts and pure wishes of our Venerable Teacher, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the sun of Je Tsongkhapa’s Kadam Dharma, having risen from behind the Eastern Snow Mountains, now radiates to many countries throughout the world. Through the pure thoughts and actions of Kadampa Buddhists, now and in the future, may the teachings, example and blessings of the Buddha and Je Tsongkhapa continue to remain and flourish for the greater good and happiness of all beings.  – Jim Belither

 
The posts are below:

Are NKT practitioners real Gelugpas?
Has the NKT broken away from the mainstream?

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Kadampa Bloggers

For the last 10 years or so, it seems like it has mainly been people who are opposed to the NKT writing about their experiences on the internet. Why is this? My opinion is that most people who are involved in the NKT don’t have a whole lot of time for this kind of thing. Most Kadampas do volunteer work for their Center, have part time or full time jobs, study on the NKT study programs and have daily meditations and pujas that they do. Which translates into, not a lot of free time, for blogging and such.

However, I don’t think there is a single Kadampa who isn’t tired of all the lies that get spread about our Spiritual Guide and Tradition on the internet. They say we’re a cult or an NRM (whatever that is). They say we’re murderers, chinese spies, and spirit worshippers. They say our Spiritual Guide isn’t a real Geshe, because he doesn’t have the Dalai Lama’s stamp of approval.

There have also been some people who never really got their practice off the ground. Then left the NKT, and now share their sad interpretation of the NKT in blog posts and such.

The good news is, the future is looking brighter. There are now several Kadampas who are sincere practitioners who are now blogging about their experiences so that outsiders can have a look at how people with positive minds experience the NKT.

Here’s the blogs that I’ve recently come across: Content NKTer, Happy New Kadampa, Making My Life Meaningful, New Kadampa Buddhist, and Wisdom and Bliss