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Kadam Morten

Buddhist Teacher

Kadam Morten Clausen is a Buddhist teacher in the New Kadampa tradition, a modern, worldwide tradition founded by Buddhist master Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the author of more than twenty books on Buddhism, including his most recent, Modern Buddhism (now available as a free e-book).

He is the Resident Teacher at the Kadampa Meditation Center NYC as well as the Vajra Light Buddhist Center in Hartsdale, NY. For over 30 years he has been a close disciple of  Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, who gave him the title Kadam, indicating that he is a senior lay teacher of the Kadampa Tradition.

Kadam Morten met his teacher Geshe Kelsang while attending university in England. He taught widely throughout the UK, and helped develop many Kadampa Centers in England. Kadam Morten has been teaching in the US for 17 years and has established Centers throughout the New York area, as well as Washington DC, Virginia, and Puerto Rico.

The trouble with the term “spirituality,” says Buddhist teacher Kadam Morten, is that it doesn’t automatically convey the discipline involved in successful spiritual practice.
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