NKT-IKBU International Summer Festival

The 2020 Online Summer Festival

is a special opportunity to receive teachings and engage in meditations of Kadampa Buddhism online over a two-week period. All the online teachings, empowerment and meditations will be available for one month after the festival.

You can choose to join in week 1, week 2 or both weeks. Each week begins with an Introductory talk, followed by a blessing Empowerment so we can receive directly the blessings of the holy beings into our mind. The empowerment will be followed by teachings and a meditation retreat. Through receiving these teachings and by engaging in meditation practice, we will learn how to integrate the compassion and wisdom of Buddha into your daily life, empowering us to transform ourself, our life and our world.

It is a truly international event with thousands of people participating from all over the world who all share a common wish to improve themselves and their world through inner development. Everyone is welcome, regardless of age, nationality or experience.

Powerful & inspiring program
Taught by two of the most senior Teachers of the New Kadampa Tradition, the program for the Festival includes:

  • Two empowerments – the Long Life empowerment of Buddha Amitayus and the blessing empowerment of Green Tara
  • Teachings on the Buddhist way of loving kindness and essential Kadam Lamrim
  • A full program of guided meditations

At the end of each week there is a brief guided retreat led by a senior Teacher that provides an opportunity to become more familiar with the practices.

Meaningful summer
Wherever you are and whatever your circumstances this is a precious opportunity to transform the summer days into a deeply meaningful spiritual journey that will leave you refreshed, inspired, and empowered!

The Festival Teachings

AmitayusJuly 24 – July 31


WEEK 1 Buddha Amitayus Empowerment
and teachings on The New Eight Steps to Happiness
with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong

Green TaraJuly 31 – August 8


WEEK 2 Buddha Green Tara Empowerment
and teachings on Advice from Atisha’s Heart
with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa

Gen-la Dekyong
Gen-la Jampa

Get what you need from the Festival Shop

The official online shop for the NKT-IKBU International Summer Festival 2020 ‘The Joy of a Kadampa Life’ is now open. You will find items from Tharpa Publications to support you during the Festival, and also discover the complete works of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

Summer Festival Week One

Summer Festival Week One Bundle

Summer Festival Week Two

Summer Festival Week 2 Bundle