Temples Project

The Northwest Dharma Celebration offers a special opportunity to enjoy spiritual teachings and, at the same time, contribute to the International Temples Project (ITP). Profits raised by the NWDC are dedicated for public benefit to the ITP and used for the development of the KMCs and Temple Projects throughout the world.

The International Temples Project was established by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche with the vision to build a Kadampa Buddhist Temple in every major city in the world.

These Temples are dedicated to world peace and everyone is welcome to visit them and enjoy the peace and tranquility they provide.

“Just looking at a Temple with a happy mind places good imprints on our mind and brings inner peace.”

“Through the power of this special object, problems such as anger and attachment are reduced.” Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Support for the project

The ITP is funded by donations and by profits from:

  • Kadampa Buddhist Centers
  • Dharma Celebrations
  • National Kadampa Festivals
  • International Kadampa Festivals

Every year Kadampa centers worldwide celebrate the ITP on International Temples Day.