This year’s MADC will be held at Kadampa Meditation Center Maryland. KMC MD is a beautiful modern Kadampa Buddhist Temple in Northeast Baltimore. The upper floor of the Temple houses a large meditation room and modern Buddhist shrine. The lower level includes World Peace Cafe Baltimore, a children’s meditation room, community space, dining area, bookstore and registration area.
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the founder of NKT, has dedicated his life to helping people find true happiness by developing inner peace through meditation and other practices. He has designed an international education program that provides everyone regardless of nationality, age or gender with the opportunity to learn simple techniques for developing the capacity of their mind and eventually attaining the permanent inner peace of enlightenment. To date, this program has been implemented in over forty countries.
Geshe Kelsang’s compassionate intention is embodied in the International Temples Project (ITP), a unique international fund dedicated to public benefit. The ITP fosters the international development of temples and retreat centers. All these institutions provide a public service that exemplifies the Buddhist faith.