The Can Cet Foundation supports the dissemination of meditation as a method for self- knowledge, personal growth and spiritual development, and supports the values of Kadampa Buddhism to benefit people in Western society. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide personnel and material support to activities run by the New Kadampa Tradition (NKT-IKBU), an institution that helps people in the modern world develop their ability to be happy and live a fulfilled life, as well as creating a better society.
The Can Cet Foundation has therefore signed a collaboration agreement with the building of a new NKT-IKBU Temple for World Peace, located in Malaga, Spain, and based on traditional architecture. These temples are a place where everyone is welcome to develop mental peace and practise meditation, and offer a meeting place for those who have embarked on an inner path of spiritual knowledge.
The Foundation has made a financial contribution for the acquisition of furniture and hospitality machinery for the main kitchen and the necessary provisions for the cafeteria, both for the correct development of activities and spiritual retreats, as well as operating the Peace Café, a space open to all and located on the same site in the main building to the side of the temple.
All organisations that the Can Cet Foundation collaborates with certify that they meet a series of legal and fiscal requirements, and the amount of aid granted must be devoted entirely to direct expenses to carry out the project presented.
The development of this project is possible thanks to the collaboration agreement between the Can Cet social enterprise and the Can Cet Foundation.
The NKT-IKBU is defined as the union of Kadampa Buddhist centres in an international association of study and meditation centres that follow the tradition of Mahayana Buddhism introduced to the West by the Buddhist teacher Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. The NKT-IKBU is an organisation that currently has more than 1,200 centres and study groups that offer their teachings in more than 25 countries worldwide. In Spain in particular there are over 50 centres and meditation groups.