Literally thousands of people attended Kadampa centers around the world as New Years Eve rolled from one country to another. They gathered for meditation and prayer, often praises and requests to Mother Tara, festive meals, virtuous entertainment and the joyful association that only spiritual friends can provide.
Every Temple has a shrine. It provides a focus for our faith, serving as a continual reminder of the Buddhas through whose kindness living beings have the opportunity to attain permanent inner peace and the supreme happiness of enlightenment. The shrine at IKRC Grand Canyon is regarded as the model for future Kadampa Temples and KMCs.