The occasion is marked by special events and by pujas and dedications at Kadampa centers worldwide.
Prayers are made for the flourishing of Kadam Dharma throughout the world so that all living beings might quickly find permanent inner peace.
Above all, we remember the extraordinary kindness of Venerable Geshe Kelsang in founding NKT-IKBU and pray for him to remain with us for a very long time.
Please enjoy this video teaching.
Buddhism for the Modern World – An International Festival of Meditation, Teachings and Empowerments
Enjoy a summer holiday with a difference. Spend some inspiring time in the English Lake District with people from all over the world developing inner peace through the practices of modern Buddhism.
Week 1 ~ July 26 – 31
Essential Buddhist Practices for Daily Life
with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong
Week 2 ~ August 1 – 10
Highest Yoga Tantra:
A Special Method to Purify our World
with Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang
Come away refreshed, invigorated and inspired – equipped with the essential tools to transform your everyday life into a meaningful spiritual path that brings immense benefit to both yourself and those with whom you live and work.
You can attend either week of the Festival or both together – or come for just a few days. Both weeks are open to everyone and suitable for all levels. If you have not been to a Summer Festival before, Week 1 might be a good place to start.
Spring Bank Holiday
May 24 – 27 & 27 – 29, 2013
Visit the Spring Festival website for full information and online registration.
Meditations, teachings and empowerment to transform your life based on the practice of Thousand-armed Avalokiteshvara. Guided by Buddhist nun and international Meditation Teacher, Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre in the English Lake District.
Part I – May 24 – 27 – Meditation, teachings and empowerment
Part II – May 27 – 29 – Meditation retreat
This is a wonderful opportunity to experience modern Buddhism in action at an international level and enjoy an inspiring and meaningful spiritual retreat in a very special place. You will also meet and make some very special friends! If you have not been to an International Kadampa Festival before, the Spring Festival is the ideal place to start.
Visit the official website of the NKT-IKBU International Fall Festival 2013, Profound Teachings from Buddha’s Heart, with Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
Booking is now open at KadampaFestivals.org/fall
This unique opportunity to receive teachings and empowerments directly from the Founder of Modern Buddhism and NKT-IKBU is not to be missed. Share this site with your friends and encourage them to join you for the holiday of a lifetime.
As part of the new arrangements this year, you have the option to set up an online Festival bookings account before registering for the Fall Festival.
This only takes a few minutes and you can do it when you register if you prefer.