Kadampa Buddhism

New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union
Founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

NEWS ROUNDUP, JUNE 9, 2019

A chance to catch up on some of the other news stories from recent days

WORLDWIDE | BERLIN | MICHIGAN | PARIS | NEW YORK | BRASIL | BRIGHTON | WASHINGTON | FLORIDA | MELBOURNE

worldwide

June 4, Turning the Wheel of Dharma Day, Kadampas around the word celebrated the 88th birthday of the Holy Spiritual Guide, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

There were literally hundreds of pujas and parties around the world, with some beautiful birthday cakes and other offerings. Space does not permit us to show them all, but here is a small selection.

berlin

After guiding the post-Festival retreat at Tharpaland KMC, Kadam Bridget, National Spiritual Director for UK & Ireland, travelled to Berlin where she gave a public talk at KMC Germany entitled Ängste und Unsicherheit überwinden - Overcoming Fears and Anxiety.

WISCONSIN

Last weekend, for the first time, Midwest centers KMC Chicago and KMC Madison came together in a shared weekend getaway retreat.

Resident Teachers Gen Gomlam and Gen Zamling skillfully guided meditations on the clarity of mind to both new and experienced practitioners.

'We enjoyed beautiful external conditions on the shores of Lake Michigan, and created peaceful internal conditions through our meditations and practice of virtue.'

paris

Thursday evening at KMC Paris, 115 people attended the "Goodbye anxiety" public talk with Kadam Morten. The meditation room of the center was full to receive the National Spiritual Director of the Eastern United States - a great  opportunity for dozens of people to discover KMC Paris and meet Kadam Dharma for the first time.

Kadam Morten captured the audience's attention and touched their hearts. Most people stayed long after the talk and enjoyed a generous snack prepared by the sangha of KMC Paris. A very successful evening!

new york

KMC New York just held their 11th Annual Fun Fair, which was a great success!

Over 700 people attended on a warm, sunny day to enjoy music, games, food, and meditation!

brasil

On World Environment Day 42 school children visited the Brasil Temple to plant trees for the World Peace Temple.

They also enjoyed precious teachings with Kelsang Loten.

brighton

On 2nd June, 300 people joined Gen Tekchen on Brighton Beach for a free meditation event organised by Bodhisattva KMC .

A popular a chilled event!

washington

Last weekend KMC Washington organised an amazing Away Retreat on Whidbey Island.

'Fantastic teachings, delicious food, good friends and meaningful conversation.

'Thank you Gen Khedrub and all the volunteers.'

florida

Yesterday we reported on some of the post-Festival retreats around the world that have already concluded, but there are still more to come.

The retreat at KMC Florida was scheduled for this weekend.

Seventy people came to listen to Gen Samten and enjoy some blissful meditation sessions.

melbourne

And at KMC Australia 120 people gathered to hear Gen Dornying relay the teachings from the NKT-IKBU International Spring Festival.

'We engaged in wonderful meditation sessions on Vajrasattva practice and purifying negative karma.'