National and International Festivals
Everyone is welcome!
Each year the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU) organises national and international Festivals of Modern Kadampa Buddhism, taught by experienced teachers.
The Festivals consist of teachings, empowerments and meditations, followed by short retreats. Everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of previous experience.
In addition to the teachings and meditations, these Festivals also provide a precious opportunity to meet and practice with like-minded people.
Not only will you return refreshed and relaxed, but you will also be able to recharge your spiritual batteries.
GERMAN DHARMA CELEBRATION 2021 at Tharpaland KMC
16 – 19 April 2021
White Tara Empowerment and Commentary to Practice
Buddhist festivals are spiritual holidays that give our lives more long-lasting meaning and joy. Listen to teachings, meditate, find spiritual friends. Enjoy inner peace and return home deeply refreshed, joyful and inspired.
“A very special and meaningful holiday where we learn how to find happiness in our own mind by being focused on spiritual practice.”
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
With Gen Ananda, National Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition for Germany
NKT-IKBU INTERNATIONAL SPRING FESTIVAL 2021
May 28 – June 2
No Greater Meaning
Buddha Shakyamuni empowerment & commentary to Request to the Lord of All Lineages
All Buddha Shakyamuni’s teachings of Sutra and Tantra are included in this special prayer, which is designed for easy memorisation and contemplation.
If we practice this prayer sincerely it will touch our heart and transform our mind into authentic wisdom, love, compassion and other spiritual realisations.
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche says, “There is no greater meaning than engaging in this practice.”
With Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab,
retired General Spiritual Director of NKT
NKT-IKBU INTERNATIONAL SUMMER FESTIVAL 2021
July 30 – August 14
THE VERY ESSENCE OF MODERN KADAMPA BUDDHISM
The International Kadampa Summer Festival 2021 is open to everyone. Two weeks of inspiring empowerments and teachings from the two most senior Teachers in NKT, with a short retreat in each week.
Week 1 The Heart Practice The heart of Kadampa Buddhism is the practice of Lamrim, the stages of the path to enlightement, which is a special presentation of Buddha’s teachings that is easily integrated into modern daily life.
Week 2 Awakening our Buddha Nature The empowerments and teachings in Week 2 will open the door to Highest Yoga Tantra, the very essence of Kadampa Buddhism and the quick path to enlightenment.
With Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong,
General Spiritual Director of NKT (Week 1)
With Gen-la Kelsang Jampa,
Deputy Spiritual Director of NKT (Week 2)