07 April 2021

a special time for kadampa centers worldwide

This weekend, many Kadampa centers around the world took advantage of the Easter holidays to offer special events. And with Saturday being NKT Day it was also an occasion for special pujas and celebrations. In this first post on the events of the weekend we feature the mother center, Manjushri KMC in the UK and IKRC Grand Canyon in the US.

manjushri kmc, uk

At the mother center over 250 people enjoyed a special weekend course entitled Why we Need to Practice Tantra with Gen-la Kelsang Thubten and meditations guided by Gen Kelsang Drolkyi.

With people able to participate in the Temple for the first time in months and many more attending online, it was a very joyful and powerful event.

In the evening on NKT Day, everyone came together in the Temple for a special Offering to the Spiritual Guide puja presided over by Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, Spiritual Director of NKT.

Some feedback from the weekend

"I had the best weekend! The teachings were completely wonderful. Thank you!!!"

"Thank you from the depth of my heart for those wonderful teachings. I’m am so inspired. I feel as if I have gained a deeper level of understanding which I will treasure and nurture."

"Thank you so so much for the wonderful teachings."

"The course was priceless!!! We both enjoyed the course so much that we just left completely all other plans for doing this weekend really effortlessly."

"I have learnt so much (don't understand it all) and it will be so helpful if I get opportunity to take Highest Yoga Tantra empowerment this year."

"Many thanks for the beautiful and very profound teachings"

"From the depths of my heart I thank you for sublime teachings."

"Thank you so much for the wonderful teachings - everyone has got so much out of them."

ikrc grand canyon, us

Over the weekend IKRC Grand Canyon hosted a course by Gen Kelsang Rigpa, National Spiritual Director for Western US and Resident Teacher at KMC Los Angeles.

80 people enjoyed the teachings on how to develop and maintain bodhichitta.

In the evening of NKT Day they were joined in the Temple by Gen-la Kelsang Jampa, Deputy Spiritual Director of NKT and Resident Teacher at the center, who presided over a special Offering to the Spiritual Guide puja.

After the puja everyone enjoyed watching the  NKT Day videos together in the Temple.