Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Canadian National Festival, scheduled for June 5 – 9 , 2020, has been postponed to the Fall of 2020 (and perhaps beyond). Information about the Ontario Dharma Celebration coming soon.
Celebrations and Festivals in Canada
Canadian National Festival
The Canadian National Kadampa Festival is held every June (usually the first weekend) at our National Canadian Temple, Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada.
Our annual Canadian National Festival is a special event where people come together from all across Canada to enjoy meditations, teachings and connect with spiritual friends.
Buddha’s teachings are understood at many levels, and therefore can appeal to a great variety of people regardless of their experience. Whether you know a little about Buddhism or nothing at all, the Festival is designed to touch your heart.
The Festival starts with welcome and introduction on Friday evening. The main event, the empowerment blessing ceremony, is on Saturday morning, followed by teachings from Saturday afternoon to Sunday. Monday and Tuesday are dedicated to retreat days where there is a greater emphasis on meditation and taking the teachings more deeply into our hearts and minds.
Ontario Dharma Celebration
The Ontario Dharma Celebration is held one weekend in the Fall at our National Canadian Temple, Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada.
Open to everyone, the Ontario Dharma Celebration is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a spiritual break with like-minded people. Students come from Centres all across on Ontario along with visitors from other areas of Canada and around the world to attend the Celebration empowerment and teachings.
The Celebration tarts with welcome and introduction on Friday evening followed by an empowerment, or blessing ceremony, on Saturday. There will be meditations, teachings and commentary Saturday and Sunday with the Celebration finishing late Sunday afternoon.