About the Author - Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, or Geshe-la as he is affectionately known, is a fully accomplished meditation master who holds the very essence of Buddha’s teachings in his heart.

The founder of modern Kadampa Buddhism, and the author of twenty-three highly acclaimed books on Buddhism, he is a truly international Teacher who presents Buddha’s teachings in ways that anyone, regardless of nationality, religion, culture, gender or age, can easily understand and apply in their daily life.

Gifts from Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Begin your journey to inner peace with these two FREE EBOOKS

How to Transform Your Life

When things go wrong in our life and we encounter difficult situations, we tend to regard the situation itself as our problem, but in reality whatever problems we experience come from the mind. By transforming our mind, we transform our life, and we will come to regard our problems as challenges or opportunities for growth and development.

This book explains clearly how to develop and maintain inner peace, solve our daily problems, and bring about positive changes in our life so that we can enjoy deep and lasting happiness. It is a practical guide for daily life that works.

Modern Buddhism

Modern Buddhism is a special presentation of Buddha’s teachings on compassion and wisdom that communicates their essence in a way that is easy to understand and put into practice.

By developing and maintaining compassion and wisdom in daily life, we can transform our lives, improve our relationships with others and look behind appearances to see the way things actually exist. In this way we can solve all our daily problems and accomplish the real meaning of human life.

This inspiring handbook of daily practice is perfectly suited for those seeking solutions within Buddhism to problems of everyday life, as well as for encouraging practitioners of all faiths to deepen their understanding and practice of the spiritual path.


A great way to go deeper into Tharpa books is with the guidance of a qualified teacher. Fortunately, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche has founded over 1200 Kadampa Centres around the world with Study Programmes appropriate for people of all levels. You can also join a retreat, chat with other spiritually-minded people, or just have a coffee at one of our World Peace Cafes. Kadampa buddhism has been designed to fit busy modern life.

Discover what your local Kadampa Meditation Centre has to offer.

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'Happiness and suffering are states of mind, and so their main causes cannot be found outside the mind.'

- Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche