2026 spring festival diaries
Catch up with and share the teachings, meditations and international family gatherings with this Festival Diary roundup
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Friday night at 19.30 UK time, Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab, retired General Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU, will introduce the 2021 International Spring Festival online. Thousands of people from all over the world will come together as a virtual community to enjoy this special occasion.
Gen-la Khyenrab introduced the International Spring Festival 2021 and encouraged us to appreciate how deeply meaningful the next few days will be for both ourselves and others.
Yesterday Gen-la Khyenrab introduced the blessing empowerment of Buddha Shakyamuni. Throughout the world, thousands of people enjoyed this blissful day.
Today, with our minds blessed by Buddha Shakyamuni, we begin to receive the commentary and transmission of the special prayer, Request to the Lord of All Lineages, by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. Can there be greater meaning than this?
Gen-la has completed his commentary to the prayer, Request to the Lord of All Lineages, and today we begin a brief retreat with Gen Rabten to take the meaning of these precious teachings to heart.
With the last two sessions of the retreat this morning, the 2021 Spring Festival comes to a close. This special sequence of introduction, empowerment, commentary and brief retreat designed by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche is used at all International Festivals, making these events suitable for everyone, beginners and experienced practitioners alike.