The highlight of our summer was hosting the NKT International Festival.

Venerable Geshe-la granted the empowerment of 1000-armed Avalokiteshvara and gave a commentary to Universal Compassion

It was a special time to be together with our Kadampa family

In September the new Kadampa Art Studio was completed

The fully equiped, purpose built spaces looked very clean!

The Studio Team moved everything from their temporary workshops

The job was made easier with the new Stacker!

This is a perfect place to make qualified Kadampa Statues.Thank you Geshe-la

There is a clean new warehouse to store all of the moulds

The Statue Filling Room is now set up…

..and Kelsang Shenpan has moved in

The casting team have started work on Buddha Shakyamuni destined for the new Kadampa Temple in Brazil

Meanwhile back in Conishead Priory itself,a new project is being planned to restore the Chapel, the roof and ..

… the landmark towers. On 17th September the Heritage Lottery Fund awarded a grant of nearly a million pounds towards the cost of the project