The online Festival Shops are immensely popular. There you will find everything to support your study, meditation and practice – and much more besides. There are a number of Festival Shops and shipping points located in centers around the world run by Tharpa, each with a different products and shipping options.
An essential part of the International Festival experience is the opportunity to meet up with thousands of like-minded people from around the world and share stories, experiences and insights. This is an important way these Festivals keep the International Kadampa Buddhist Union alive and flourishing for this and future generations. Thanks to modern technology, we also enjoy these benefits at the online Festivals.
Last weekend Heruka KMC in London hosted a special online weekend course given by Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab, retired General Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU, called Building Inner Strength. Attended by almost 300 people, it was an extraordinary weekend that touched everyone’s heart in very deep ways. As we can see from the photos submitted by people taking part from their homes, it was both a joyful and meaningful event.
Though many centers are temporarily closed and thousands of Kadampas are under lockdown, more and more people are meeting Kadam Dharma as it is streamed directly into their homes. They are benefiting directly from a compassionate response that has arisen from the inconceivable kindness in the heart of the Venerable Spiritual Guide.