Modern Kadampa Buddhism
The New Kadampa Tradition in Texas and Houston
KMC Houston is part of the New Kadampa Tradition. The founder, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, established KMC Texas when he lived in Dallas in 1994. Geshe-la, as he is known, established Centers throughout Texas and has long-since held a vision of a Kadampa Temple for World Peace in Houston.
At the heart of the New Kadampa Tradition is the practice of Kadampa Buddhism, a lineage which started with Buddha himself and then traveled through India and into Tibet. The lineage came to the West in 1977 with the arrival of Buddhist Master, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. Geshe Kelsang has been a key figure in the flourishing of Dharma throughout the world. He founded The New Kadampa Tradition in 1991 and has since opened 1,400 centers and branches worldwide, composed 24 books which have been translated into many languages, built World Peace Temples in various countries, and established study and meditation programs geared towards modern people.