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15 December 2021

The 20th Asian Festival touches hearts in many countries

This year, the 20th Asian Festival was attended by 220 fortunate people from Hong Kong, Malaysia, Phillipines, Sinapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

"Last weekend, fortunate modern Kadampa disciples gathered across Asia to celebrate the annual Asian Festival during which Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab kindly granted the blessing empowerment of Great Mother Prajnaparamita and gave teachings on the Three Principal Aspects of the Path to Enlightenment.

"This year's Festival was run as an online event, with Kadampas gathering together at their local Dharma Centres to re-create the Festival atmosphere as much as possible.

"During the Festival we received an inspiring introduction from Gen Kelsang Tonglam, Resident Teacher of KMC Hong Kong, and daily meditations were led by Kelsang Rabka, Resident Teacher of KMC Singapore.

"We give heartfelt thanks to the Festival organisers, translators (teachings and meditations were translated into Cantonese, Mandarin, and Vietnamese), Teachers and especially to Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for making this event possible."

What people are saying

"This whole festival has been a very special, uplifting experience. The Teachers are just wonderful, thinking only of benefitting the students. How fortunate we are to receive these very blessed instructions!"

- Lai Ying, Malaysia

"It felt very special to receive the blessing empowerment of Buddha Prajnaparamita. Gen-la transmitted a lifetime's' worth of Dharma for us to meditate on... We are so fortunate!"

- Elisa, Singapore

"It has been a fruitful Asian festival.

Gen Tonglam gave an inspired teaching on faith at the introduction.

Meditations were led by Kelsang Rabka. In light and joyful way, he skillfully explained how to apply the teaching into our sadhana practice and reminding us of our great good fortune.

Gen-la Khyenrab's direct and clear teachings were like the wisdom sword, cutting through our complacency, very much needed in these degenerate times.

One of the many beneficial teachings I had learnt in this festival was, how to allow Dharma to touch my heart.

Big thanks to everyone who made this festival available."

- Kelsang Lamchung, Malaysia



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