Everyone is welcome at Kadampa centers

In a sign that things are starting to return to normal, Kadampa centers around the world are organising special events to welcome members of the public to enjoy the center in informal settings such as ‘Food for thought’, ‘Sunday Out’ and ‘Open House’. These occasions give people an opportunity to see round the center, try some meditation and enjoy a specially prepared meal or a visit to the World Peace Café. Here we share some wonderful photos from four recent events at centers in Europe.

Kadampa Art Studio Training Course

The New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union is developing many Temples and Kadampa Meditation Centers internationally. There is a need for more skilled individuals to help with such projects, therefore the Kadampa Art Studio will be offering a six month Statue Production Training Course to develop a foundation of experience for Kadampas wishing to contribute to these auspicious projects.

What do we celebrate on September 22?

September 22nd is Buddha’s Return from Heaven Day. We celebrate, among other things, Buddha’s great compassion for all living beings even the tiniest insects, his deep concern for the welfare of his mother even after she died, and his return to our world from the heavenly realm where he visited her.

More celebrations

This weekend sees two more special events taking place – the North east US and Irish Dharma Celebrations, with more regional communities gathering to receive empowerments and teachings from their National Spiritual Director

A precious opportunity

Starting September 12 there is an opportunity to study Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche’s precious book The Mirror of Dharma on the Special Teacher Training Program (STTP) with Gen-la Dekyong, who received the transmission of this book directly from Venerable Geshe-la himself.