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02 June 2023

 

International Spring Festival 2023 diaries

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The Source of Happiness and Goodness

May 26 - 31 2023

A Special Commentary to The Liberating Prayer & International Refuge Vow Ceremony

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Festival Review

The conclusion of the 2023 Spring Festival gives us a chance to look back over this truly inspiring event. Click on the links to see the full Festival diary for each day.

Spring Festival 2023 Day 1

There is a mixture of joy and excitement in the air as Kadampa’s start arriving at the festival site from every corner of the world. The sun is shining and everywhere you look there is kindness in action as the final touches to the festival are put in place and volunteers take up their stations to make the magic of festival happen.

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Spring Festival 2023 Day 1 Part 2

The temple is full of joyful chatter, then the quiet lull that comes before Gen-la Dekyong enters and the prayers begin, bringing us all together. At the front of the temple is a special shrine with a powerful, meditative Buddha Shakyamuni presiding over the festival.

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Spring Festival 2023 Day 2

Gen-la’s teachings on Saturday began a sublime commentary to Liberating Prayer, one of our uncommon Kadampa prayers appearing from the heart of our Root Guru. She explained how there are many levels to this prayer.

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Spring Festival 2023 Day 3

Today after an explanation of how our Spiritual Guide is in essence deathless and his mind always with us, we received an unexpected surprise of hearing Venerable Geshe-la’s voice resound in the temple giving us the blessing transmission of Liberating Prayer.

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Spring Festival 2023 Day 4

Gen-la helped us understand the real meaning of the Refuge Ceremony by giving the transmission of an explanation by Venerable Geshe-la. Just being at festival we are inside refuge. Listening to teachings, meditating and placing ourself inside our Guru’s vision for flourishing Kadam Dharma. It was so inspiring to be part of a worldwide sangha dedicated to ending suffering and bringing about world peace.

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Spring Festival 2023 Day 5

Retreat days at the festival are very special. Having received so many teachings, and following the extraordinarily blessed refuge ceremony, it is now time to quiet the mind, delve deep within, and consolidate our experiences through meditation.

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Spring Festival 2023 Day 6

What a truly wonderful festival it has been. There was something magical and profound about how Gen-la Dekyong’s teachings gradually built refuge in our minds. The refuge vows ceremony marked the pinnacle of the festival, providing an opportunity to express and refine the special dedications and promises arising in our hearts.

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Deep and inspiring retreats before the Summer Festival

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Renovations have started in Rio de Janiero

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Everyone welcome!

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Nagarjuna’s intention at KMC New York