More than 75 students gathered from all around the Pacific Northwest for a magical Dharma Celebration at KMC Washington last weekend. This year, Gen Kelsang Rigpa, Western US National Spiritual Director and Resident Teacher at KMC Los Angeles, granted the blessing empowerment Buddha Maitreya and gave teachings on Loving Kindness to participants both in-person and online.
Last weekend was the 16th Spanish Dharma Celebration, the largest to date, with more than 460 participants from all over Spain. This year, due to the construction of the 6th Kadampa Traditional Temple at KMC Spain in Malaga, it was celebrated at KMC Barcelona in Montserrat. Also, for the first time, both in person and online.
The 2021 Argentinian Festival took place last weekend hosted by KMC Argentina. Gen-la Kelsang Jampa, Deputy Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU, granted the empowerment of Buddha Prajnaparamita and gave teachings on the practice remotely from IKRC Grand Canyon in Arizona. The meditations were led by Kelsang Atisha, Resident Teacher of KBC Bodhisattva, remotely from Córdoba, and the festival finished with a beautiful retreat led by Gen Kelsang Rinchung, the Resident Teacher of KMC Argentina.
The 5th National Festival of Chile took place at KMC Chile last weekend, where fortunate disciples gathered in person and online to listen, contemplate and meditate on the deep teachings of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso from Gen-la Kelsang Jampa, Deputy Spiritual Director of NKT. Many people met both in person and online from Santiago, Viña del Mar, Concepcion, Rancagua, San Fernando, Talca, and Puerto Montt to receive the wisdom blessings of Great Mother Prajnaparamita and commentary to the Yoga of Great Mother Prajnaparamita. Meditations were guided by Gen Kelsang Chokyong, Resident Teacher of KMC Chile, and the retreat is led by Kelsang Osel, Resident Teacher of KBC Viña del Mar.
The Brasilian Festival 2021 was held at KMC Brasil last weekend. The blessing empowerment of Great Mother Prajnaparamita and teachings on the Yoga of Great Mother Prajnaparamita were granted remotely by Gen-la Kelsang Jampa, Deputy Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU. Meditations were led in-person by Gen Kelsang Mudita, National Spiritual Director of Brasil.
Last weekend students and visitors at Madhyamaka KMC in the UK enjoyed a weekend course with guest Teacher Gen-la Kelsang Thubten entitled May I Become Just Like You, in which Gen-la gave teachings and led meditations on Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche’s profound prayer, Request to the Lord of All Lineages.
A Rain of Wisdom Blessings in Portugal Last weekend, 93 people attended the Portuguese National Festival and received Manjushri empowerment both in person and online from Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang at KMC Deuachen. Gen Kelsang Rigden, Resident Teacher of KMC Deuachen led the meditations. It was a wonderful festival! During the Festival, a special dedication was made: … Read more
The blessings of the Heart Sutra at Thanksgiving Over the holiday weekend Gen-la Jampa gave complete commentary to the Heart Sutra to 100 people, both online and in-person. The IKRC Grand Canyon hosted in the World Peace Temple Sangha from California, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona. Online attendees were from Canada, the UK, Mexico, New … Read more
23~ So much progress! Every part of the new Temple site is progressing at an extraordinary rate with contractors and volunteers alike working hard producing work of the highest quality: Concrete and structure of the new building Vajra column bases Gold panels for the lantern Stucco Heated floor Copper fascia Copper standing seam roof panels … Read more