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.

 

 

 

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.

 

Sep
27
Fri
International Fall Festival 2019, Arizona @ International Retreat Centre, Grand Canyon
Sep 27 – Oct 3 all-day

Everyone is welcome

The 2019 NKT-IKBU International Fall Festival is a festival of modern Buddhist teachings, meditations and blessing empowerment.

It is open to anyone who wishes to learn how to use the scientific methods of modern Buddhism to solve their daily life problems, enjoy lasting inner peace, and eventually attain the supreme happiness of full enlightenment.

Special location
The Festival will be held in the new Temple for World Peace at International Kadampa Retreat Center (IKRC) Grand Canyon Arizona from September 27 to October 3, 2019.

Temple opening ceremony
The Festival will be preceded by the official opening and blessing of the new Temple currently under construction on the site. The Temple opening ceremony will be held at – 4:00pm, Sep 26, 2019.

The Mirror of Dharma
Presented by Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong and Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab, the theme of the Festival will be ‘Finding the sun of the supreme happiness of enlightenment.’

During the week of teachings and meditations, Gen-la Dekyong and Gen-la Khyenrab will pass on the precious transmission blessings and commentary of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche’s latest book, The Mirror of Dharma.

There will also be a blessing empowerment of Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of compassion.

“We can see and find the sun of the supreme happiness of enlightenment from The Mirror of Dharma. How fortunate we are.” 

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

 

Event Website  

Kadampa International Festivals