The International Kadampa Festivals are special courses taught by the General Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, the Deputy Spiritual Director Gen-la Kelsang Jampa or other experienced teachers of our tradition.
The festivals include teachings and empowerments, as well as guided meditations and prayers. There are also retreats available to help deepen understanding and experience.
The international festivals are open to everyone and provide a wonderful opportunity to meet and share experiences with Buddhist practitioners from around the world. We travel to these festivals together. If you are interested, please contact us.
International Spring Festival
24th-29th May 2019 Buddha Vajrasattva Empowerment and Explanation of Profound Tantric Purification Practice with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab. Info here.
International Summer Festival
July 26 – August 10, 2019 The Oral Instructions of the Mahamudra
1st week – Je Tsongkhapa empowerment with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong
2nd week – Dorje Shugden empowerment with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa. Info here.
International Fall Festival
Sept 27 – Oct 3 Finding the sun of the supreme happiness of enlightenment.
Opening of the New Kadampa Temple Grand Canyon. Gen-la Dekyong and Gen-la Khyenrab will, with the permission of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, give the blessing transmission of the new book „The Mirror of the Dharma“. All information and booking can be found here. Info here.
Swiss / Italian / Austrian festival
December 6-8 with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa at the Kailash International Retreat Center. Advice from Atisha’s heart. Info here.
We travel to these festivals together. If you need help booking or planning your trip, please feel free to email us.
On the website www.kadampafestivals.org you will find pictures, photos, videos and daily reports from previous international festivals. So you can get a feel for what it’s like to participate in an international festival
Support the temple project
All of the profits of these festivals will benefit the International Temples Project, an international Buddhist Charity founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso with the aim to introduce the Buddhist faith and practice of the New Kadampa Tradition publicly, and to exemplify contemporary Buddhist practice through public service.
It achieves this through building traditional and non-traditional Temples, meditation centres and retreat centres, and through the activities of Kadampa Schools, World Peace Cafés and Tharpa Publications. For more information on the International Temples Project, visit kadampa.org/temples
International events 2020
International Spring Festival – May 22 – 27 2020
Buddha Vajrapani Empowerment and teachings on Compassion with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab
International Summer Festival – July 24 – August 8 2020
Week 1 – Buddha Amitayus Empowerment and teachings on The New Eight Steps to Happiness with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong
Week 2 – Buddha Green Tara Empowerment and teachings on Advice from Atisha’s Heart with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa
International Fall Festival – October 2 – 8 2020 held in Brisbane, Australia
Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerments of Heruka and Vajrayogini with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong