25 May 2024

International Spring Festival 2024 diaries

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Accomplishing the Great Wisdom Protection

Dorje Shugden Empowerment and teachings
on the Extensive Protector Puja

May 24 - 29, 2024

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Arriving at our Spiritual Home

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The first day of Spring Festival 2024 is here, with over a thousand people arriving at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre from around the world. Whether we are coming for the first time or are regular attendees at International festivals, there is a sense of coming into our spiritual home. We enjoy being in a family of dedicated Kadampa practitioners, working to improve ourself and to benefit others.

feature video: A meaningful Journey

Day 1 ~ Finding a genuine path to happiness

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The temple is radiant, with many improvements made since last year. All the statues and decorations are shimmering, many with new gold leaf adornments. This adds to the special quality of peace and purity of our first Kadampa Temple for World Peace. As we gather together for the first teaching with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa, the Deputy Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition, we are joined by thousands of people on-line.

Gen-la Jampa's gentle, clear and powerful teachings remind us that only Dharma gives us real protection from suffering and that we can rejoice in having met a Spiritual Guide who gives us this extraordinary wisdom. In a world where there is so much confusion, we are being offered a genuine path to happiness. Since the inner realizations of Dharma are so precious, Gen-la concludes the teachings by introducing the function and benefits of relying on the Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden. He explains how we need a Dharma Protector to protect these realizations since they are the source of happiness. Finally Gen-la inspires everyone with the example of our precious Root Guru's devotion to propagating and protecting this practice for the people of the modern world.

“A Dharma Protector is an emanation of a Buddha or a Bodhisattva whose main functions are to avert the inner and outer obstacles that prevent practitioners from gaining spiritual realizations, and to arrange all the necessary conditions for their practice.”

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Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Tomorrow we receive the empowerment of the Wisdom Buddha, Dorje Shugden. This is our opportunity to receive his powerful blessings, protection and special care.

INTRODUCTION ~  WHY WE NEED TO DEVELOP OUR WISDOM

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Festival Podcast

Our normal method to solve human problems does not work

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Our normal method to solve human problems does not work
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Gen-la explains that our normal way of solving problems does not work because our human problems are inner problems not outer problems. Therefore only Dharma is the actual method to solve human problems.

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Ordinaiton group

Ordination Day – Spring Festival 2024

NKT-IKBU - Kadampa Canada - Peace Tower & meditators square

Bonus Bulletin 22 May

NKT - KMC MONTREAL 2024 Talk 2 - Quartier latin #5

Dharma arrives in new cities

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The Spring Festival shop