Every year NKT-IKBU organizes a world wide program of special courses on Buddhism and meditation that explain how to apply Buddha’s teachings (Dharma) to modern living. The program includes International Festivals, National Festivals and Dharma Celebrations.
These Festivals and Dharma Celebrations provide a precious opportunity to study and practice the special presentation of modern Buddhism taught by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the Founder of NKT.
The events vary in length from two days to two weeks, but whatever their duration they all offer a vacation with a difference – a chance to break free from the hectic routines of daily life and focus on the things that really matter. You will come away not only refreshed and relaxed but also spiritually re-energized.
U.S.Festival 2019 at Kadampa Meditation Center New York April 26-May 1, 2019. Medicine Buddha Empowerment with teachings on “Healing the World” with Deputy Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU) Gen-la Jampa.
International Spring Festival 2019 at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Center in England May 24-29, 2019. Buddha Vajrasattva Empowerment with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab
International Summer Festival at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Center in England July 26-Aug 10,2019 the Oral Instructions of Mahamudra
Week 1 – Je Tsongkhapa Empowerment with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong
Week 2 – Dorje Shugden Empowerment with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa
International Fall Festival 2019 at International Kadampa Retreat Center Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA. Sept 27- Oct 3, 2019. The Mirror of Dharma: Finding the Sun of the Supreme Happiness of Enlightenment.
The festival will be preceded by the official opening and blessing of the new traditional World Peace Temple, currently under construction on-site.