"I became friends with people from Mexico, all over the UK, and Canada, I met people from Spain, Brazil, France, Germany, what more can I say?

Everybody was so open and even if there were language barriers there was no barrier to warm feelings."

Elizabeth Canelake – Los Angeles

Festival Facts

3,200 people attended the Festival from 33 countries

Nearly 500 people used the simultaneous translation facilities

Translation was provided in 10 languages, including Croatian, Cantonese, and Mandarin

Kadampa Buddhism is an international religion practiced by people throughout the world.

This ethnic and cultural diversity is reflected in the people who attend the Summer Festival.

"Para mi lo mas importante es la posibilidad de contactarme con otra gente. En chile hay un grupo muy pequeno, cuando voy a inglaterra es como juntarse en dia domingo con la familia y intercambiar experiences, aprender muchisimo de como esta la gente y que hacen.

Recibir bendiciones, estar en el templo con miles de personas me llena de energia y de ganas de trabajar y crecer."

Roxana Hernandez, Chile

"It was great to meet with so many people who all have the same wish to make the world a better and peaceful place."

Frouwina Touwen – Poland


"I learned so many things on so many different levels. I didn’t realize how much until I returned to 'real life'."

- Marcela De Vivo, Colombia


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