Festivals & Celebrations

US Kadampa Festival 

2018 NKT-IKBU US Festival: The Illusory Play of the Mind, April 27 – May 2

In this Festival, Gen-la Khyenrab will grant the blessing empowerment of Buddha Arya Green Tara and will explain how we can recognize all conventional appearances as the magical, or illusory, play of the mind.

Enlightened Mother Arya Tara, manifestation of the swift, wind element, of all the Buddhas, is greatly delighted with those who sincerely practice Kadam Lamrim, the stages of the path to enlightenment. She promised Atisha, the Founder of Kadam Lamrim, to give her special care, protection and blessings to his followers throughout their life, and in life after life.

Gen-la Khyenrab will further explain how we can recognize all conventional appearances as the magical, or illusory, play of the mind and how we can stop grasping strongly at their apparent differences through recognizing everything as a manifestation of emptiness, the actual nature of all things.

FOR REGISTRATION & MORE INFORMATION

International Kadampa Festivals are special courses taught by the Spiritual Director and Deputy Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition.

The Festivals include teachings and empowerments from the principal Teacher, reviews and meditations led by senior NKTTeachers, chanted meditations and offering ceremonies, and retreats to consolidate and deepen your understanding and experience.

Open to everyone, these International Festivals are a wonderful opportunity to meet with Buddhist practitioners from all over the world and share experience and understanding with them.

THREE ANNUAL FESTIVALS

There are three International Festivals each year: