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Regional & International Festivals


KMC Chicago is part of a worldwide network of Kadampa Buddhist centers.

Over 1,200 of them in 40 different countries, all presenting authentic Buddhist wisdom for people living busy, modern lives.


Practitioners from these centers come together at regional, national, and international gatherings to learn, meditate, make meaningful friendships, and maintain an international spiritual community. Dharma Festivals and Celebrations are spiritual vacations.


Learn from the most senior teachers in Kadampa Buddhism.


Develop meaningful connections with people from around the region, across the country, or all over the world.

Be Inspired

Meet inspiring examples of people who are using Buddha's practical teachings to transform their everyday lives.


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Midwest Dharma Celebration

Every fall

at different locations in the Midwest

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U.S. National Festival

Every June

in upstate New York or northern Arizona

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International Festivals

Every spring in England

Every summer in England

Every fall in different locations around the world

Dharma Festivals and Celebrations are spiritual vacations.