02 October 2020

Three countries, three festivals, one Teacher

The original plan for this year was for Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, the General Spiritual Director of NKT, to tour Kadampa centers in various South American countries and grant empowerment and teachings at National Festivals.

Due to the corona-19 restrictions this has not been possible and so Gen-la will record the empowerments and teachings from the Temple for World Peace at Manjushri KMC, which will then be broadcast in Brasil, Argentina and Chile.

Each of the three countries is organising its own Festival with meditations led by their National Spiritual Director.

Where are the festivals?

Nov 13-18

Kadampa Meditation Center Brasil - The Temple for World Peace is a gift for future generations for each living being to find happiness and freedom from suffering. Everyone is welcome to enjoy this blessed and peaceful place in the Serra do Japi where you can relax, learn about Buddhism and meditation, and participate in study programs, courses and spiritual retreats.

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Nov 13-17

Kadampa Meditation Center Chile offers the opportunity to share and meet spiritual friends and enjoy a peaceful, warm and blessed environment. Attend our classes to learn to meditate and hear inspiring teachings of Buddhist philosophy.

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Nov 13-17

Kadampa Meditation Center Argentina is located in Palermo and is the national center for Kadampa Buddhism in Argentina. It is an ideal place to connect with your inner peace in the midst of the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We provide an inspiring and peaceful place for all the people of this city and this country to learn about meditation and Buddhism.

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Who will guide the meditations?



Gen Kelsang Mudita is the resident teacher at the Kadampa Mahabodhi Meditation Center in São Paulo and National Spiritual Director of Kadampa Buddhism in Brasil.


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Gen Kelsang Chokyong is the resident teacher of the Kadampa Meditation Center Chile.


GK Rinchung

Gen Kelsang Rinchung is the resident teacher of the  Kadampa Meditation Center Argentina and the National Spiritual Director of Kadampa Buddhism in Argentina and Uruguay.

Thesource of inspiration

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche is the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition, a modern presentation of Buddhism, and is the source of the teachings transmitted at the NKT – IKBU Dharma Festivals and Celebrations.

For more than 40 years he has shared his knowledge and experience with the people of the modern world, passing on thousands of teachings, composed twenty-three highly acclaimed works, established hundreds of centers around the world, and started the International Temple Project (ITP), a unique international fund dedicated to public benefit.

Drawing his inspiration from the deep lineage of age-old wisdom, of which he holds, Geshe Kelsang presents the teachings of the Buddha in an easy way that everyone, even non-Buddhists, can apply to their daily lives, and begin like this. to have own experience of an authentic inner peace. This unique excellent lineage lives on in the teachings of the disciples Geshe Kelsang has trained to become masters of modern Buddhism.

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche