Every year the New Kadampa Tradition - International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU) organizes three International Festivals taught by senior Teachers.
Every spring and summer, the festivals are held at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Center in England. Every fall, the festival travels across the globe to a new location each year.
These Festivals provide a precious opportunity to study and practice the special presentation of modern Buddhism taught by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, the Founder of the NKT-IKBU.
The Festivals consist of teachings, empowerments, and meditations, and finish with short retreats. Everyone is welcome to attend regardless of experience. They also provide an opportunity to meet and practice with like-minded people from all over the world. You will come away not only refreshed and relaxed but also spiritually re-energized.
Spring Festival 2021
May 28 - June 2, 2021
Buddha Shakyamuni empowerment and commentary to the Lord of All Lineages prayer. With Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab, retired General Spiritual Director of NKT
Summer Festival 2021
July 30 - August 14, 2021
Online (and possibly in person in England)
Week 1: The Heart Practice
Dorje Shugden Empowerment and Teachings on Lamrim. With Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, General Spiritual Director of NKT.
Week 2: Awakening our Buddha Nature
Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerments of Heruka and Vajrayogini. With Gen-la Kelsang Jampa, Deputy Spiritual Director of NKT.
Fall Festival 2021
NEW DATES: Oct 22 - 28, 2021
Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong will grant the blessing empowerment of Arya Green Tara and give teachings on Tara Powa. The location of the Festival is yet to be confirmed, and will depend on how the current Covid situation develops.