The website for the 2019 International Fall Festival is now updated

You will find up-to-date information on dates, program, prices, accommodation options and much more. Booking for the Festival will go live on December 15. You can save yourself a lot of time by making sure your booking account is up-to-date. Either create a new account or update an existing account today. Just follow the links … Read more

Drawing closer to Vajrayogini

Two special opportunities to enjoy the Highest Yoga Tantra practice of Vajrayogini with Gen-la Dekyong at Manjushri KMC. Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong the Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU and Resident Teacher at Manjushri KMC will teach a weekend course and lead a two-week retreat at Manjushri KMC in the coming weeks. Opening the Door of Keajra Heaven … Read more

Festival countdown – Just 3 days to go

As you can see the final set up and cleaning is well under way thanks to the unflinching efforts of the local volunteers in Sintra. A big thanks to everyone who has helped over the last few weeks to make the Festival site so welcoming. Please enjoy these delightful photos taken by our intrepid 12-year … Read more

Planning a post-festival retreat?

After each of the three International Festivals, local Kadampa centers around the world organise follow-up retreats to give participants time to absorb the meaning of the teachings and empowerments they have just received. If you are thinking of joining a retreat, here is a list of the post Fall Festival retreats for this year. Hope … Read more

A warm welcome awaits

With less than two weeks to go before the Fall Festival begins, work is well under way preparing for this special event with joyful, warm-hearted people from many countries helping out. A truck of essential equipment has been loaded at the mother centre, Manjushri KMC in the UK, and is on its way to Portugal. … Read more

Enjoy the magic of Sintra

Each year, besides treating us to a meaningful spiritual vacation, the Fall Festival gives us a chance to discover a different part of the world. Whereas the Spring and Summer Festivals are always held at Manjushri KMC, the Fall Festival is held a different locations and so gives us the opportunity to enjoy different countries … Read more

A new Tharpa website

Tharpa Brasil has launched a new website offering a full range of books, sadhanas, art and audio products and now downloadable products in Portuguese. Explore the new site at The new site joins a family of 16 international Tharpa websites offering books and other products in 8 languages. To browse all sites visit

Fall Festival – 30 days to go, 3 magical reasons for going

1. Magical teachings Buddha Amitayus Empowerment and teachings on The New Eight Steps to Happiness with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab. Through the empowerment of Buddha Amitayus we will receive the blessings of long life, wisdom and merit. Then through practising the teachings on The New Eight Steps to Happiness we can transform our life into a … Read more

The magic continues . . .

The Festival magic continues with the International Fall Festival in the enchanting town of Sintra in Portugal, October 5-11, 2018.