Fall Festival 2019
A grand beginning
"The main point is to keep a peaceful mind through listening to teachings on Kadam Dharma and trying to put them into practice."
This evening, Gen-la Dekyong, General Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU, gave the very first teaching of the 2019 Fall Festival in the Kadampa Temple for World Peace Grand Canyon.
What an amazing privilege it was, to be present on such an auspicious occasion. Over 3,000 people packed the Temple to listen to Gen-la begin the Festival by explaining how everyhting we would enjoy in the coming week has arisen from the great kindness of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.
In so many ways we felt the presence of Venerable Geshe-la, and nobody who experience this occasion could be in any doubt of his extraordinary vision and love for the people of this world.
Two years ago, this was an empty field and today we sat in a magnificent Temple, listening to extraordinary teachings from a fully qualified Kadampa teacher. How wonderful!
Thank you Venerable Geshe-la for this inconceivable gift; and thank you Gen-la for bringing Geshe-la directly into our hearts today.
Each year, the Fall Festival offers an opportunity to visit a different location see some of the most beautiful places in the world. And this year's Fall Festival is no exception. Today, through the kindness of the Festival organisers we were treated to a trip to the nearby Grand Canyon, after which the center is named.
Please enjoy the beautiful photos of this magical event.