What do we celebrate on September 22?

September 22nd is Buddha’s Return from Heaven Day. We celebrate, among other things, Buddha’s great compassion for all living beings even the tiniest insects, his deep concern for the welfare of his mother even after she died, and his return to our world from the heavenly realm where he visited her.

More wonderful developments in Spain

With the arrival of the pallets from Madrid at the newly acquired Tharpa Spain warehouse in Málaga, Tharpa’s move to its new location is now completed. Thanks to the dedication and hard work of Kelsang Jamyang and the team, Tharpa Spain’s new headquarters is rapidly taking shape. Meanwhile in Bilbao, a beautiful city center space has arisen.

A Kadampa ‘Tour de France’

During the summer break at KMC France,  two members of the community took to the road for an energetic but meaningful cycling vacation. Covering almost 1100km, they visited all the Kadampa centers in southern France and finished by helping a new, elderly resident move to KMC France. Here they share some wonderful photos of their trip.

Open house at Tharpaland KMC

Tharpaland KMC, just outside Berlin in Germany, recently held an open house for members of the public to enjoy guided tours the magnificent center, try some meditation in the beautiful meditation room, enjoy refreshments in the newly refurbished cafe and experience the tranquillity of the place with walks in the grounds and surrounding woodland.

Coming together in California

This weekend was a special time for Kadampas in California, who enjoyed the California Dharma Celebration, which was held both in-person and online. For those who attended n person at KMC Los Angeles, it was a wonderful opportunity for California Kadampas to come together and catch up after a long break from in-person gatherings.

International Festival news

The International Festivals are the life blood of the New Kadampa Tradition and the special method for maintaining the International Kadampa Buddhist Union for future generations. With the 2021 International Fall Festival fast approaching we look at whats on at that Festival and upcoming Festivals in 2022. You can visit all three Festival pages from this post.

More celebrations

This weekend sees two more special events taking place – the North east US and Irish Dharma Celebrations, with more regional communities gathering to receive empowerments and teachings from their National Spiritual Director