Festivals

Festivals are a wonderful opportunity for modern Kadampa disciples to gather together and receive Blessing Empowerments and teachings. Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso has organized International Festivals around the world that are accessible for everyone.

National Festivals

In addition to International Festivals, each country organizes a National Kadampa Festival each year with a visiting teacher. The Canadian National Festival is typically held each June at Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada.

International Festivals

The New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union ([NKT-IKBU] organizes three international festivals each year: Spring (May) and Summer (July-August) Festivals held at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre in Ulverson, UK and a Fall Festival hosted by a different country each year.

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Summer Festival

2020 NKT-IKBU ONLINE Spring Festival The Power of Compassion Empowerment of Buddha Vajrapani and Teachings on Compassion May 22 - 27, 2020

2020 NKT-IKBU ONLINE Summer Festival The Joy of a Kadampa Life Empowerment of Buddha Amitayus and Teachings on New Steps to Happiness July 24 - Aug 8, 2020

2020 NKT-IKBU ONLINE Summer Festival The Joy of a Kadampa Life Empowerment of Green Tara and Teachings on Advice from Atisha's Heart July 24 - Aug 8, 2020

2020 NKT-IKBU ONLINE Summer Festival The Gateway to Highest Yoga Tantra Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerments of Heruka and Vajrayogini Oct 2- 8, 2020