26 September 2019

Fall Festival 2019

Day 1

AZ-Temple-Blue

A Great Gathering

What a great day it has been! After months of preparations, hundreds of people started to arrive at IKRC Grand Canyon for the 2019 Fall Festival.

By tomorrow when Gen-la Dekyong gives the first teaching, there will be over 3000 people here. A great gathering indeed!

We asked Gen-la Jampa what was so special about this event . . .

My First Festival

Maria Campillo

Maria Campillo

Chicago, USA

"I came to the Festival because my sangha kept talking about it with so much joy and enthusiasm that I started thinking I was missing out on something. Then yesterday while I was driving here a rainbow appeared and everything felt golden. So far it’s been amazing. It feels like this is the right place to be at this time"

What people are saying

Candelaria (& Valerie)

Candelaria Gallegos

Bolivia

"I came to keep my daughter company and experience some of what she has told me about. She always says how great she feels when she comes to the festivals and retreats, learning to be more patient and everything. I think we all learn a lot in these types of events and we pray for sick people and for oneself to have the ability to discern what is good and what is not. "

Justyn 3

Justyn Myers

San Francisco, USA

"This is my second festival. The first time I didn’t really know anything… I was very apprehensive but it really opened my eyes and this time I think I’m much more open. I just want to let myself go deeper into understanding Dharma."

Felipe

Felipe Espinosa

Monterrey, Mexico

"This is my first international festival. I need to strengthen my spiritual path and I believe this is the ideal moment and way to achieve it. I hope to participate in many more festivals. "