Courses for everyone

'Everyone is welcome' is the watchword of Modern Kadampa Buddhism.

Whether you are a Buddhist or not, you will definitely find something in the teachings and practices of Modern Kadampa Buddhism that will help you find inner peace, solve your everyday problems, and improve your relationships with others.


Courses are offered locally, regionally and internationally. Follow the links to find a course that suits you.

International Courses

Regional Courses

Local Courses

Kadam Dharma accords with people’s daily experience; it cannot be separated from daily life. Everyone needs it to make their lives happy and meaningful, to solve temporarily their human problems, and to enable them ultimately to find pure and everlasting happiness through controlling their anger, attachment, jealousy, and especially ignorance.


International Courses

These are the three International Kadampa Festivals - the high point of the modern Kadampa year. They are taught by Senior Teachers and consist of empowerments, teachings, meditations and retreats.

The International Festivals are like a microcosm of world peace, and many people say after attending one of these events that they see how world peace is possible.  

International Festivals offer a unique opportunity to spend time with thousands of people from all over the world and to see first hand the universality of Buddha’s teachings and the power of Modern Kadampa Buddhism to touch the hearts and transform the lives of people of all nationalities and cultures.

International Kadampa Festivals

Everybody Welcome

Joy of Gathering


JULY 29 - AUG 13
Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre, UK


OCT 14 - 21
Kadampa Meditation Centre New York, USA

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MAY 26 - 31
Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre, UK

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Buddha gave his teachings for everyone, not just for particular people. His teachings are international.


Regional Courses

Regional courses are a very important part of the modern Kadampa way of life because they give people from many different centers an opportunity to come together to receive empowerments and teachings and to share experiences and inspiration.

They can be National Festivals, usually taught by a Gen-la, or Dharma Celebrations, usually taught by the National Spiritual Director for the region.

See the calendar of regional events below and click on any event for further information and online booking.



Asian Festival 2024
Dec 13 – 16

Southeast Asian Dharma Celebration 2025

East Asian Dharma Celebration 2025


2022 Australian DC


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Canadian Festival 2025


German DC

Portuguese Festival 2024
Apr 19 – 21

Northern Spanish Dharma Celebration 2024
Jun 21 – 24

Austrian, Italian & Swiss Festival 2024
Sep 6 – 9

Southern German Dharma Celebration 2024
Sep 13 – 15

Portuguese Dharma Celebration 2024
Nov 22 – 24

Nordic Dharma Celebration 2024
Nov 22 – 24

French Dharma Celebration 2024
Nov 29 – Dec 1

German Festival 2024
Nov 29 – Dec 1

Spanish Dharma Celebration 2024
Dec 5 – 9

South Africa


South America


Brazilian Festival 2025

Argentinian Festival 2025

Chilean Festival 2025

Brazilian Dharma Celebration 2025

Chilean Dharma Celebration 2025

Argentinian Dharma Celebration 2025

Peruvian Dharma Celebration 2025

United Kingdom

Southern England DC

Scottish Dharma Celebration 2025

Irish Dharma Celebration 2025

Local Courses

There are over 1,300 centers around the world where you can attend courses in Modern Kadampa Buddhism.

Most offer evening classes, day courses and weekend courses. Many are walk-in classes and most centers have online booking. Every center offers teachings and meditations as part of the three study and meditation programs.

On the center websites you will also find information on longer courses, retreats, special events and daily prayer and meditation sessions.