Summer Festival 2019
Making the festival experience extremely rich
"If we wish to help others cease their samsara, ours must have ceased. How can we lead others to a place we have not been ourself?"
Every encounter is a discussion
At International Festivals we meet people from literally all over the world, and have an opportunity to discuss and share experiences with them. People who are naturally open and following the same spiritual path. These discussions, formal and informal, make the festival experience extremely rich.
My First Festival
Within Modern Kadampa Buddhism, discussion with Dharma friends is a cornerstone of our spiritual development. How precious it is then, to have an opportunity to discuss the profound teachings on the Oral Instructions with so many people!
Almost any encounter - waiting in line, eating lunch, walking on the beach - can turn into a profound discussion about the teachings we have received, our meditation experience, or questions that remain unanswered.
Where else can we make our day so meaningful? The opportunity to mix with the international Kadampa family in this way is indeed a precious gift from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.