-1 Day ~ Festivals build Temples
TODAY'S VIDEO ~ Opening KMC Spain with Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, 2006
The 2020 International Festival starts tomorrow with an introduction by Gen-la Khyenrab at 7.30pm UK time.
You will receive your login by e-mail and the Festival Page will become active at 10am UK time Friday
All proceeds from International Festivals go to the International Temples Fund (ITP), whose purpose is to fulfill the vision of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche of a Kadampa Temple in every city of the world.
So by participating in the International Spring Festival 2020, you will be contributing to the development of new Temples around the world.
If we understand that when our body dies our mind does not cease we will stop being fixated with the things of this life and develop the intention to prepare for the happiness and freedom of our countless future lives.
itp work never stops
As you can see from the photos and video below, throughout the lockdown a team of artists and volunteers have continued working, albeit in greatly reduced numbers, at the Kadampa Art Studio at Manjushri KMC to make statues and other adornments for Temples around the world, including the next Kadampa Temple for World Peace in Málaga, Spain.
And a small building team are preparing the lantern tower for the Málaga Temple while also taking advantage of the lull in visitors to upgrade the adornments on the Temple at the mother center.
who will be at the festival?
Lino Martinez, USA
Hello Sangha family!! My name is Lino Martinez, I live in Pasadena, CA, USA, and this will be my first time attending the NKT International Spring Festival! I am looking forward to new minds and new ways of thinking to keep building my inner strength so that I can create merit and reach enlightenment if possible, in this lifetime, to benefit all living beings. Thank you so much for this grand opportunity! I wish you all countless blessings!
My name is Lauren and I’m a resident at Kadampa Meditation Center Hollywood! I’m so happy I get to “go” to the International Spring Festival this year and receive the blessing empowerment of Buddha Vajrapani, the Buddha of spiritual power. I also just love the idea of being united with thousands of people through our minds meditating on compassion.
I honestly can’t think of a more important and beneficial event to be a part of during these challenging times.
Heartfelt thanks to all the kind volunteers who are making this event possible for thousands of people around the world.
Estoy muy entusiasmada con mi primer festival internacional, pensé que tendría que esperar muchísimo más tiempo y de pronto surgió esta maravillosa oportunidad para asistir online.
En estos tiempos de tanto miedo y sufrimiento necesitaba de unas vacaciones espirituales, para ser feliz
y hacer felices a los demás, como nos pidió Geshe-la..
Kelsang gamo, usa
I love going to festivals - the teachings are so uplifting. I am looking forward to receiving empowerment and teachings on Vajrapani because he is the Buddha of spiritual power. I need to put those instructions into practice right now