The International Temples Project (ITP) is an international fund dedicated to public benefit. It was founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche with the aim to introduce the Buddhist faith and practice of the New Kadampa Tradition publicly, and to show how individuals and society through the practice of Buddhism in modern day life.
Constantly adapting to meet the needs of modern society, the ITP presently achieves its aim through creating traditional and non-traditional World Peace Temples, meditation centres and retreat centres, and through the activities of World Peace Cafes, and Tharpa Publications.
All the International Kadampa Festivals, the National Kadampa Festivals and the National Dharma Celebrations are organised under the auspices of the ITP and the profits from these events are dedicated to public benefit through this fund.
‘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