All of the Buddhist centers founded by Geshe Kelsang are members of the New Kadampa Tradition (NKT). Spiritually they follow the same direction and to­gether they constitute the NKT family, a nonprofit association of independent dharma centers united by a common spiritual path. For additional informa­tion, please see listing for Vajrayogini Buddhist Center, Washington, D. C.

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The center offers shamatha-vipashyana (peace-insight) meditation in a secular context and Shambhala Training to pro­mote an enlightened society. It is also offered in the context of traditional Bud­dhist Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajray­ana diciplines. In addition we offer occasional contemplative

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Kunzang Palyul Choling (KPC) is distin­guished by its Spiritual Director, Jet - sunma Ahkon Lhamo, the first Western woman recognized and enthroned as a tulku, or reincarnate lama. Programs at KPC are geared toward putting compas­sion and pure view into everyday prac­tice. The center offers a school and other programs for children, beginner’s classes, Dharma in Depth teachings, a seven-year academic curriculum, an unbroken twenty-four-hour

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Sakya Phuntsok Ling was established by Lama Kalsang Gyaltsen in order to help those interested in Buddhism come into contact with great spiritual masters and to train them in personal study and prac­tice. A widely recognized and accom­plished teacher of Buddhist philosophy and meditation, his guidance of students and direction of center activities have been praised as exemplary by the leaders of the Sakya

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Salisbury Dharmadhatu is a center for the practice of Tibetan Buddhist and Sham­bhala meditation (Shambhala is a secular path of meditation open to anyone re­gardless of religious tradition). The center offers regular sitting practice, Shambhala Level I and beginning medita­tion programs.

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Although Tibetan Meditation Center is a small and simple group, weekends and weekday evenings are filled with classes, discussions, and meditation sessions, led by a resident lama or senior lay prac­titioner. The lamas are available for personal appointments and Tibetan lan­guage lessons. In addition, the spiritual director and visiting lamas conduct cere­monies or give special

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All the Buddhist centers founded by Geshe Kelsang are members of the New Kadampa Tradition (NKT). Spiritually they follow the same direction and to­gether they constitute the NKT family, a nonprofit association of independent dharma centers united by a common spiritual path. For additional informa­tion, please see listing for Vajrayogini Buddhist Center,

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Washington, DC Shambhala Center was founded in 1975 by the Vidyadhara, the

Ven. Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Trun­gpa Rinpoche was a Tibetan Buddhist meditation master and a pioneer in bringing Buddhism to the West. His son, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, also a holder of the Kagyu

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