Welcome to Je Tsongkhapa Kadampa Buddhist Center

About Je Tsongkhapa Kadampa Buddhist Center

The Je Tsongkhapa Kadampa Buddhist Center in Asheville is a  a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization under Kadampa Meditation Center South Carolina (KMC SC),  whose aim is to help the general public to develop inner peace by offering meditation classes and practical Buddhist advice suitable for busy modern life.

The Je Tsongkhapa Kadampa Buddhist Center is dedicated to helping everyone find peace of mind by offering meditation classes, retreats, workshops, free public talks, and community events.  Our Center is from the Kadampa Buddhist tradition and our classes are open to everyone; you do not need to be Buddhist to benefit from the practical advice and meditations we offer.  People of all walks of life are discovering the immense benefits of meditation to reduce stress, find happiness, and clarify the mind.

Je Tsongkhapa Kadampa Buddhist Center

1070 Tunnel Road, Bldg 2, Unit 20
Asheville, NC 28805
(Behind Pomodoro’s and the UPS Store)

Je Tsongkhapa KBC is Part of the New Kadampa Tradition

Kadampa Buddhism is a special presentation of Buddha’s teachings designed especially for the people of the modern world. All the practices come from Buddha Shakyamuni and have been preserved over the centuries by an unbroken lineage of fully-realized Teachers.

Venerable Geshe Kelsang’s presentation retains all the meanings and insights of Buddha’s original teachings while offering them in a way that is accessible and suitable for modern-day practitioners. Through this great skill, everyone – regardless of race, nationality, background, age, or gender – now has the opportunity to practice scientifically-proven methods for solving the problems of daily life that ultimately lead to true and lasting happiness.

“Without inner peace in the hearts of living beings, there can be no outer peace.” ~ Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

The New Kadampa Tradition was founded by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso after he moved to the West in 1977 at the request of students in England seeking authentic Buddhist teachings and meditation.

JTKBC is one of 1,300+ locations worldwide

The New Kadampa Tradition started at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre in England and is now established in more than 1,300 locations throughout the world.

Giving everyone a way to live up to their potential

Since his arrival in the West, Geshe Kelsang has written 24 books which explain modern Buddhism, a special presentation of all of Buddha’s teachings of Sutra and Tantra that is suitable for contemporary society.

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Je Tsongkhapa Kadampa Buddhist Center
1070 Tunnel Road, Bldg 2, Unit 20
Asheville, NC 28805

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