NKT-IKBU International Festivals

Every year the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU) organises a worldwide program of special courses on Buddhism and meditation that explain how to apply Buddha’s teachings (Dharma) to modern living.  The program includes International Festivals, National Festivals and 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-energized.

International Spring Festival 2019

MAY 24-29 • Manjushri KMC, Ulverston, UK

Enjoying everything as Pure • Empowerment of Buddha Vajrasattva and explanation of a profound Tantric purification practice with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab.

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International Summer Festival 2019

JUL 26 - AUG 10 • Manjushri KMC, Ulverston, UK

The Oral Instructions of of Mahamudra

2018 International Summer Festival

Week 1 with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong - GSD of NKT-IKBU
Abiding in the Heart • Je Tsongkhapa Empowerment

Week 2 with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa - DSD of NKT-IKBU
Infinite Bliss • Empowerment of Wisdom Protector Dorje Shugden

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International Fall Festival 2019

September 26 - Oct 3

Fall Festival & Opening of the New Kadampa Temple Grand Canyon

Gen-la Dekyong and Gen-la Khyenrab with Venerable Geshe-la's permission, will pass on the transmission blessings of Venerable Geshe-la's new book The Mirror of Dharma.

International Kadampa Retreat 
Center Grand Canyon, USA

2018 Kadampa International Fall Festival
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