Nov 26, 2023
In two distant parts of the USA – Phoenix in Arizona and Boston in Massachusetts – Kadampa communities organized special events to promote inner peace and celebrate their activities. The 20th-anniversary celebration of KMC Phoenix and the Guest Teacher visit to KMC Boston welcomed many participants.
This November, participants from across Argentina and Uruguay delighted in their 8th Dharma National Festival, guided by the NKT-IKBU General Spiritual Director, Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong. The attendees received the blessing empowerment of Buddha Amitayus, the Buddha of Long Life, Merit, and Wisdom. How wonderful!
Grand opening of the new Centre in Sao Paulo was inaugurated by a public talk with the General Spititual Director of the NKT – Gen-la Dekyong – and a ceremony opening the new space in the heart of the city. Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2023, Kadampa Meditation Center Mahabodhi, situated in São Paulo, holds historical significance as the Centre where the precious Kadam Dharma first took root in Brazil.
A wonderful opportunities for the practitioners around the globe arisen past weekend, where participants – those new and those with more experience received blessing Empowerments of Buddha Vajrapani at KMC Sidney Australia, Buddha Shakyamuni at KMC Fort Lauderdale in Florida, USA and Buddha Shakyamuni at Nagarjuna KMC Leicester in UK.
KMC Monterrey & Tharpa Mexico were present at the 31st Monterrey International Book Fair distributing the work of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. There were nine days of activities which including a presentation of the book ‘How to Understand the Mind’ and interviews with local TV channels and there were thousands of interested visitors.
Over 500 people attended the National Brazilian Festival 2023 at the beginning of November at the Temple for World Peace, Kadampa Meditation Center Brasil. Practitioners from all over the country gathered to receive special blessings from Gen-la Dekyong, NKT’s General Spiritual Director who traveled to South America to grant the Empowerment of Buddha Amitayus.
Recently we featured Kadampa Centers around the world celebrating International Temples Project (ITP) Day with a special “movie night”. Here we shine the spotlight on three more center’s from KMC Los Angeles, KMC Canada, and Vajrapani KMC in the UK, who also celebrated ITP day in their own distinctive ways.