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.


Livestream in Tharpaland KMC!

  1. Week: 30. Juli – 04. August  |  2. Week: 06. – 14. August


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 – Dorje Shugden Empowerment and Teachings on Lamrim
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 – Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerment by Heruka and Vajrayogini
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.

It is a truly international event, attended by thousands of people from around the world who share a common desire to improve themselves and their world through inner development.

1. Week with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong,
NKT-IKBU General Spiritual Director

2. Week with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa,
NKT-IKBU Deputy Spiritual Director

Registration opened

Please note that bookings are only accepted per week (1 or 2) or for the whole two weeks. To book single days is not possible.

The festival must be booked separately! Not included in the registration “on site” in Tharpaland!


Prices for on site – without festival fee!

per Person Week 1 Week 2 Week 1+2
1-room apartment with bathroom and kitchen incl. full board 375 € 675 € 1.125 €
Single room with shared bathroom incl. full board 300 € 540 € 900 €
double room with shared bathroom, full board included 250 € 450 € 750 €
Shared room with common bathroom, incl. full board 200 € 360 € 600 €
dormitory with shared bathroom, full board included 150 € 270 € 450 €
Camping incl. full board 90 € 162 € 270 €
without overnight stay, incl. lunch and dinner 50 € 90 € 150 €