week 1 in retrospect
As we reach the halfway point in the Festival, everyone takes a free day to rest and explore the local area. This is a good opportunity to look back over the first week and savour the extraordinary teachings and meditations - and the sheer joy of gathering as an international family. Click on any image below to visit the full diary for that day.
The 2022 International Summer Festival opened last night with an introductory teaching by Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang, retired Deputy Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU.
Yesterday we had the great good fortune to receive the empowerment of Buddha Shakyamuni from Gen-la Khyrerab, retired General Spiritual Director.
Yesterday began with what we had all been waiting for – the teachings and transmission of Clear Light of Bliss!
Today, August 2, twenty-five years ago Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche opened and blessed the first Kadampa Temple for World Peace at Manjushri KMC.
After six blissful teachings from Gen-la Khyenrab of the first part of Clear Light of Bliss, today we entered into two days of retreat with Kadam Morten Clausen
As we enter the second day of retreat and bring the first week of the Festival to a close, it is a good time to reflect on the international nature of the community of people gathered at Manjushri KMC.