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Modern Buddhism.

Modern Kadampa Buddhism is a practical presentation of Buddha's teachings that is suited to everybody. The teachings are applicable to daily life and fit into every different type of society we may be from.

Buddha's teachings allow us to strengthen our experience of peace at all times and in all situations. It allows us to maintain a good heart and a loving mind towards everyone - regardless of their background, appearance or behaviour, so we can be the best version of ourself.

Happiness and suffering are states of mind and so their main causes are not to be found outside the mind. If we want to be truly happy and free from suffering, we must learn to control our mind.

Through practicing Buddha's teachings we can develop and maintain a peaceful mind all the time, so that we will be happy all the time; regardless of whether our external conditions are good or bad. We can test this through our own experience.

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

'In general, all Buddha’s teachings, the Dharma, are very precious, but Kadam Dharma or Lamrim is a very special Buddhadharma that is suitable for everyone without exception.

'Everyone, even non-Buddhists, can receive benefit from Kadam Dharma. This is because there is no difference between Kadam Dharma and people’s everyday experiences.'