Kadampa Buddhist Festivals are open to Everyone!

Kadampa Buddhist Festivals are a wonderful opportunity to meet Buddhist practitioners from all over the world, share experiences, and deepen your understanding of modern Buddhism. Led by the Spiritual Director and Deputy Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition, festivals include special blessing ceremonies called Empowerments along with teachings and commentary to Buddhist practices. They also include guided meditations and chanted prayers. Festivals are a great way to immerse yourself in teachings and meditations over an extended period of time. A time when we can take a break from our ordinary lives to progress in our spiritual path with like-minded people.

These special events are open to everyone!


Practitioners from the US travel to the World Peace Temple at Kadampa Meditation Center New York in Glen Spey, NY for empowerment and teachings.

2021 US National Festival

June 18–23, 2021
Solving Problems through Emptiness
Prajnaparamita Empowerment & Teachings on Emptiness
with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong


Three International Festivals are held each year. Details, including venue, event program, and cost, can be found at kadampafestivals.org.

Profits from these festivals support the International Temples Project.