Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche inaugurated the annual International Kadampa Festivals to provide the international community with an opportunity to gather three times a year. He explained that these gatherings are essential for the growth and development of the International Kadampa Buddhist Union.
The 2021 Fall Festival Online is being broadcast live from Manjushri KMC and then re-broadcast to various Festival hubs in different time zones around the world. And many of these hubs offer the chance to stay at the center and take part in a ‘mini festival’ in their Temple, listening, meditating and discussing with other like-minded people. Below are some of the Centers offering Festival Getaways. Which one will you choose?
The International Festivals are the life blood of the New Kadampa Tradition and the special method for maintaining the International Kadampa Buddhist Union for future generations. With the 2021 International Fall Festival fast approaching we look at whats on at that Festival and upcoming Festivals in 2022. You can visit all three Festival pages from this post.
The 2021 Summer Festival was remarkable in so many ways. It is as if we have experienced a modern miracle. A global community of over 6,000 people came together virtually to enjoy the very essence of modern Kadam Dharma, including for the first time ever, the HIghest Yoga Tantra empowerments of Heruka and Vajrayogini transmitted online.