Four ways to share with the international family

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.

Watch and learn on the Video Wall

Besides the extraordinary teachings and meditations offered at the Summer Festival, there are many other engaging features available each day on the Festival Webpage. In this post we discover what is available daily on the Video Wall.

Life is but a dream

Gen Devi, Resident Teacher at KMC Switzerland and Kailash IKRC, who originally hails from Scotland, was invited to teach an online day course at KMC Edinburgh entitled Life is but a Dream, which was hugely popular with the people of Scotland.

What is inner strength?

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.

See the joy in the faces

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.

Picture our life

In his book Ocean of Nectar, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche says: To help us to contemplate the suffering of others, Chandrakirti introduces the analogy of the mechanism of a well. The plight of living beings in samsara has six points of similarity with the mechanism of a well: