What's on in December

Through the great kindness of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, modern Kadampa Buddhism is flourishing throughout the world. Here we list the major national and regional events for December.

This is just a selection of the major courses. In addition, throughout December there are literally hundreds of courses scheduled at individual centers from empowerment weekends through weekend and day courses to regular weekly classes.

For detailed information on events in your area contact your local center.

Nov 29 – Dec 3, 2019

Teachings on Request Prayer of the Stages of the Path from Offering to the Spiritual Guide at Manjushri KMC.

With Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, the General Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU and Resident Teacher at Manjushri KMC.

Following Gen-la's weekend course there will be a short retreat with Gen Nyingpo.

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Nov 29 – Dec 3, 2019

Freedom from Fear

Empowerment of Green Tara & commentary to the practice of Liberation from Sorrow with teachings on developing and preserving the three kinds of faith at Tharpaland Kadampa Meditationszentrum.

With Gen-la Kelsang Jampa, Deputy Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU.

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Nov 29 – Dec 1, 2019  

Medicine Buddha empowerment, with Gen Kelsang Eupamé

The transmission and blessings of Medicine Buddha, or Buddha Doctor, whose function is to release living beings from outer and inner sickness.

With Gen Kelsang Eupamé, National Spiritual Director of France.

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Dec 5 – 9, 2019

Buddha Shakyamuni Empowerment and commentary to the Liberating Prayer

In the same place that Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso gave the transmission on the Liberating Prayer, in December 2019 we will have the great opportunity, once more, to receive the commentary to the Liberating Prayer along with the empowerment of Buddha Shakyamuni.

With Gen Kelsang Chokga, National Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU in Spain.

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Dec 6 – 8, 2019

Advice from Atisha's Heart

This Dharma Festival for Switzerland, Italy and Austria is a special opportunity to be inspired by the renowned Kadampa text, Advice from Atisha’s Heart. This precious instruction from Venerable Atisha encapsulates the way of life of the early Kadampas, whose example of purity and sincerity we should all try to emulate.

With Gen-la Kelsang Jampa, Deputy Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU.

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Dec 6 – 8, 2019

The Liberating Path

The blessing empowerment of Buddha Shakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism in this world, will be granted by Gen Rigpa. Buddha Shakyamuni's teachings and example inspire the realization of our own potential and guide us toward freedom from ordinary limitations and fear.

At KMC Washington.

With Gen Kelsang Rigpa, Western US Spiritual Director for the NKT-IKBU and Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Hollywood.

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Dec 6 – 8, 2019

The Empowerment of Medicine Buddha at KMC Washington DC.

Through receiving the special blessings of Medicine Buddha, we can awaken our own potential to become an enlightened healing Buddha, bringing enormous benefit to ourselves and others.

With Kadam Morten Clausen, Eastern US National Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition & Resident Teacher at the KMC New York City.

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Dec 8 - 11, 2019

Following the  Dharma Festival for Switzerland, Italy and Austria at Kailash with Gen-la Jampa this is a special opportunity to deepen our understanding of the teachings in our heart by receiving guidance from a qualified teacher. In this way we are able to approach the challenges of daily life with a good heart and fresh perspective.

With Gen Kelsang Devi, Resident Teacher of KMC Switzerland and Kailash IRC.

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Dec 10, 2019

At this event Gen-la Khyenrab will explain how to lead a happy and confident life through harnessing the power of our mind.

At KMC Singapore.

With Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab, Retired General Spiritual Director and National Spiritual Director of Canada.

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Dec 13 – 15, 2019

24 hour chanting retreat

The annual retreat of Green Tara where we will make praises and requests to our common holy Mother, Arya Tara, every four hours following the powerful prayers Liberation from Sorrow. Through turning to her, our good fortune will grow like a waxing moon.

With Gen Kelsang Chokyong.

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Dec 13 – 16, 2019

In the Footsteps of Buddha

Blessing empowerment of Buddha Shakyamuni and commentary to the Prayer of Request to the Lord of All Lineages.

With Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab, Retired General Spiritual Director and National Spiritual Director of Canada.

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Dec 17 – 20, 2019

This retreat is suitable for those who have attended the Asian Festival 2019 and it will be based on the teachings given at the Festival. Engaging in retreat immediately after we receive instructions is a special blessed opportunity to take the teachings into our heart and gain deeper experience of them.

With Gen Kelsang Tonglam, National Spiritual Director for East Asia of the New Kadampa Tradition and Resident Teacher of KMC Hong Kong and Taiwan.

**Mandarin Translation is available if booked by 5th December. Please indicate if you need a translation in the booking.**

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Dec 20 – 22, 2019

Silent retreat at the Kadampa Temple for World Peace, Sintra, Portugal

Enjoy some precious time of silent retreat with guided meditations and teachings offering respite from the stresses of daily life.

With Monge Kelsang Riglam e Kadam António Santos.

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Dec 24 – 28, 2019

Christmas Course, Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre

In this course we will learn to develop and maintain a good heart all the time in our daily life and see how it has the power to bring great joy and happiness to everyone.

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Dec 26 – 29, 2019

Kadampa Temple for World Peace, Sintra Portugal

With Gen Kelsang Rigden

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Dec 26 – 31, 2019

Prajnaparamita empowerment & guided meditation retreat on the Heart Sutra

KMC New York

With Gen Kelsang Samten

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Dec 27 – Jan 1, 2020

Kadampa Meditation Centre, Australia

Gen-la Khyenrab will grant the empowerment of Buddha Vajrasattva, the embodiment of enlightened purification and will then explain how to purify negative karma – the real obstacle to a happy and meaningful life.

With Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab, Retired General Spiritual Director and National Spiritual Director of Canada.

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Dec 27-31, 2019

Retreat in the Temple for World Peace at KMC Brasil

With Gen Kelsang Drime

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Dec 27 – 1 Jan, 2020

New Year Retreat at Kailash IRC, Switzerland

On this retreat guided by Gen Kelsang Chö we will learn how to develop a steady, calm mind and a peaceful heart by applying all aspects of patient acceptance. The experience gained in this retreat will allow us to use patience in our daily lives, removing anger, frustration and anxiety from our minds enabling us to maintain a peaceful and happy approach to any situation.

With Gen Kelsang Chö, resident teacher at Kadampa Meditation Centre Rome.

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Dec 28 – 30, 2019

A retreat on the Lamrim meditations in the new book The Mirror of Dharma. All these meditations are methods to improve our inner peace, happiness and good qualities.

With Gen Kelsang Devi, Resident Teacher of KMC Switzerland and Kailash IRC.

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