Festival and Dharma Celebrations

Kadampa Festivals – Welcome


These Festivals and Dharma Celebrations provide a precious opportunity to study and practice the special presentation of Modern Buddhism taught by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the Founder of NKT.

The events vary in length from two days to two weeks, but whatever their duration they all offer a vacation with a difference – a chance to break free from the hectic routines of daily life and focus on the things that really matter. You will come away not only refreshed and relaxed but also spiritually re-energized.

2017 California Dharma Celebration, KMC Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA


with Gen Rigpa, Western US National Spiritual Director
Blessing empowerment of Buddha Vajrasattva and teachings on the Purifying Power of Wisdom & Compassion
March 10-12

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US Festival 2017, Kadampa Meditation Center New York, Glen Spey, NY


with Gen-la Khyenrab, Retired Deputy Spiritual Director
The empowerment of the Great Mother Prajnaparamita and teachings on the Heart Sutra.
April 21 – 26

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2017 NKT International Spring Festivals, Manjushri KMC, England 


with Gen-la Jampa, Deputy Spiritual Director of the NKT
Blessing empowerment of Buddha Maitreya and teachings on loving kindness
May 26 – 31

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NKT International Summer Festival, Manjushri KMC, England


Week 1 –  July 21-27: Empowerment of Buddha Shakyamuni and teachings from How to Transform Your Life with Gen-la Dekyong

Week 2 – July 28 – Aug 5: Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony and teachings from How to Transform Your Life with Gen-la Khyenrab

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