Kadampa Festivals and Celebrations

Canadian National Festivals and Ontario Dharma Celebrations

These Festivals and Dharma Celebrations provide a precious opportunity to study and practise the special presentation of modern Buddhism taught by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the Founder of the NKT.

The events vary in length from two days to two weeks, but whatever their duration they all offer a vacation with a difference – a chance to break free from the hectic routines of daily life and focus on the things that really matter. You will come away not only refreshed and relaxed but also spiritually re-energised.


Ontario Dharma Celebration 2018 @ Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada
Mar 30 – Apr 1 all-day

Dorje Shugden Empowerment

During this special regional celebration, Gen-la Khyenrab will grant the blessing empowerment of Dorje Shugden and give teachings on how we can transform difficult situations into causes of happiness by training our mind.

Dorje Shugden, the Wisdom Buddha Protector for this modern age, always helps, guides and protects pure, faithful practitioners by granting blessings, increasing their wisdom, fulfilling their wishes, and bestowing success on all their virtuous activities. He provides essential protection for our life.

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Canadian Festival 2018 @ Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada
Jun 8 – Jun 12 all-day

Medicine Buddha Empowerment

with Gen-la Jampa
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International Festivals

International Festivals are special courses held three times each year and are open to everyone. The Festivals include teachings and empowerments by the Spiritual Directors, reviews and meditations led by senior Teachers, chanted prayers and 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.


International Spring Festival 2018, UK @ Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre
May 25 – May 30 all-day


with Gen-la Kelsang Thubten
Empowerment and commentary to the self-generation practice of Buddha Prajnaparamita





International Summer Festival 2018, UK @ Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre
Jul 27 – Aug 11 all-day

Meditations that Make Our Life Precious

Week 1 with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa 
Teachings and meditations of Kadam Lamrim

Attaining Complete Purity

Week 2 with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong 

Highest Yoga Tantra empowerments and commentary to the practices of Heruka Body Mandala and Vajrayogini

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Kadampa International Festivals