Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center
Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center was founded in 2005 as a non-profit organization and member of the New Kadampa Tradition-International Kadampa Buddhist Union. This Buddhist tradition was brought from Tibet to the West by renowned meditation master and Buddhist scholar, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso is the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition, a special tradition of Mahayana Buddhism that is especially suited to this modern world.
A fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism, Geshe Kelsang is primarily responsible for the worldwide revival of Kadampa Buddhism in our time. Short Video Teachings with Ven Geshe Kelsang
From the age of eight Geshe-la studied extensively in the great monastic universities of Tibet and earned the title ‘Geshe’, which literally means ‘spiritual friend’.
Under the guidance of his Spiritual Guide, Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, he then spent the next eighteen years in meditation retreats in the Himalayas.
In 1977 he accepted an invitation to teach at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre in England, giving teachings and guidance to an ever-growing group of disciples.
He has published a series of remarkable books on Buddhism and meditation, from basic introductory books to advanced philosophical texts and meditation manuals.
Geshe-la has established three unique study programmes and 1100 centres and groups around the world, trained hundreds of qualified Teachers and a flourishing ordained community, and created a project to build Buddhist Templesin every major city in the world.
In his teachings Geshe Kelsang emphasizes the importance of meditation and how to apply it in daily life, the need to be truly happy, and how to cultivate a good heart to help others — and he demonstrates these qualities perfectly in his own life.
This remarkable Teacher inspires so many people from so many different countries because he teaches from example.
He is a humble Buddhist monk dedicated to helping people throughout the world find true happiness in their hearts.
The purpose of Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center is to help people learn practical methods on how to solve their daily problems and to live a happy and meaningful life. Through learning to integrate Buddha’s advice into our lives we can gradually become more and more successful in dealing with the difficulties we all experience. Eventually we will gain the strength and stability of mind to meet with life’s greatest challenges in very peaceful and positive ways.
LAMRIM CENTER MEDITATION ROOM (GOMPA) DAVENPORT
COMMUNITY ROOM at LAMRIM CENTER DAVENPORT,IA
Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center offers introductory meditation classes in the Quad Cities area, retreats, workshops, day courses, structured study programs and daily pujas (chanted prayers). Please feel free to visit us any time!
Joe Gauthier is a Buddhist teacher in the New Kadampa Tradition at Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center in Davenport, Iowa. He has been a Kadampa student and practioner for almost 20 years and has been in the Kadampa Teacher Training Program (TTP) for over 10 years.
Joe has studied and taught in several locations throughout the world, including Manjushri Centre in England and at Buddhist Centers in Taiwan, Holland and Madison, Wisconsin. Joe is known and loved by his students for his intense faith in the BuddhaDharma, his extensive knowledge of the teachings and his ability to put Dharma in the context of everyday life.