Festivals & Celebrations

Festivals & Celebrations

International Festivals

Latest developments:

Three International Kadampa Festivals to look forward to in 2024!

October 21, 2023

There are three International Kadampa Festivals to look forward to in 2024, including one in Brazil! Read on to find out more and to put the dates in your diary for your spiritual holidays next year.

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Increasing Lifespan, Wisdom, and Merit in South America

October 19, 2023

In the upcoming weeks, a valuable opportunity will be available to the people of South America. The National Festivals in Brazil, Argentina, and Chile will feature the practice of Buddha Amitayus, the Buddha of Long Life, Wisdom, and Merit.

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Fall Festival Day 7

October 13, 2023

It’s been a very special, blessed festival, and now like a pure dream, the festival draws to a close, but leaves everyone forever changed.

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Fall Festival Day 6

October 12, 2023

After receiving a wealth of teachings, we complete the Festival with a day and a half of retreat beautifully and skilfully guided by Gen Rabten. The emphasis is on the first of the eleven reversals, taking us step by step through the meditation on relying on the Spiritual Guide from the book Mirror of Dharma with additions. He gives everyone a lot of time to contemplate, find their own object of meditation and meditate to deepen our familiarity with that object. Then we engage in the Medicine Buddha Sadhana as an extension of our faith, visualising our Spiritual Guide in this pure, healing aspect. Each day concludes with the Medicine Buddha Prayers, where we use the connection we have made with Medicine Guru to make powerful prayers and visualisations to heal the mental continuum of all living beings.

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Fall Festival Day 5

October 11, 2023

After another wonderful meditation session on Medicine Buddha we had the final two teachings from Gen-la Khyenrab. In the first teaching he completed the commentary to the practice of the 11 reversals.

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Fall Festival Day 4

October 10, 2023

Alongside the practice of Medicine Buddha, we are learning about the Eleven Reversals. As Gen-la Khyenrab explained this is another way of dividing up and practising Lamrim.

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Fall Festival Day 3

October 9, 2023

Everyone is enjoying their spiritual holiday in the beautiful environment of KMC Spain. Venerable Geshe-la often called our festivals spiritual holidays because he saw it gave us a very meaningful opportunity not only to be immersed in the teachings but to enjoy a relaxing time with spiritual friends in a blessed environment

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Fall Festival Day 2

October 8, 2023

The first full day of festival dawns with beautiful skies lightening from behind the stunning mountain ranges that surround the temple.

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Fall Festival Day 1

October 7, 2023

Just over a year ago, at the Spring Festival 2022, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche gave us the gift of the 6th Kadampa World Peace Temple near Malaga in Spain. Now we are gathered together again for our International Fall Festival and it’s such a joy to be back.

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The Festival Starts Tonight

October 6, 2023

Tonight the International Kadampa Fall Festival begins and apart from a few last minute preparations everything is ready to welcome the Festival goers.

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Look back at previous festivals

Annual Festivals & Celebrations

Asia

Southeast Asian Dharma Celebration 2025
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Europe

Nordic National Festival 2024
Mar 8 – 10

Spanish Festival 2024
Mar 27 – 31

Swiss Dharma Celebration 2024
Mar 29 – Apr 1

German Dharma Celebration 2024
Apr 5 – 8

Austrian Dharma Celebration 2024
Apr 5 – 7

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

Canada

Mexico

South America

Chilean Dharma Celebration 2024
Mar 28 – 31

Argentinian Dharma Celebration 2024
Mar 28 – 31

Peruvian Dharma Celebration 2024
Apr 5 – 7

Colombian Dharma Celebration 2024
Sep 13 – 15

Brazilian Festival 2025
TBA

Argentinian Festival 2025
TBA

Chilean Festival 2025
TBA

Brazilian Dharma Celebration 2025
TBA

USA

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