Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Canadian National Festival will now take place online from September 11 – 15, 2020.
Celebrations and Festivals in Canada
Festivals and Dharma Celebrations in Canada
The Canadian National Festival
The Canadian National Kadampa Festival is held every June (usually the first or second 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.
This year, due to the pandemic, the Canadian Festival will be held online from September 11 – 14 with our National Spiritual Director, Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab. Please see below for more details.
The Ontario Dharma Celebration
The Ontario Dharma Celebration is usually held on one weekend in November with our National Spiritual Director, Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab. For this events, Kadampa students and friends from Centres all across Ontario with guests from around Canada and other countries, come together for a meaningful weekend of meditation, friendship and laughter.
This year, due to the pandemic, the Ontario Dharma Celebration will not take place. Instead we will hold our National Canadian Festival with our General Spiritual Director, Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong in September, 2020. Please see below for more details.