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!


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

2020 US National Festival

June 12–17, 2020
A World of Loving Kindness
Empowerment of Buddha Maitreya & Teachings on Relying on Loving Kindness
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.

2020 NKT-IKBU International Spring Festival

MAY 22–27, 2020

The Power of Compassion
Buddha Vajrapani Empowerment & Teachings on Compassion
with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab

Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre, UK
More info coming soon

2020 NKT-IKBU International Summer Festival

JUL 24–AUG 8, 2020

The Joy of a Kadampa Life

WEEK 1: The Buddhist Way of Loving Kindness
Buddha Amitayus Empowerment
and teachings on The New Eight Steps to Happiness
with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong

WEEK 2: Essential Advice from the Heart
Buddha Green Tara Empowerment
and teachings on Advice from Atisha’s Heart
with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa

Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre, UK

More info coming soon

2020 NKT-IKBU International Fall Festival Online2020 NKT-IKBU International Fall Festival Online

OCT 23–29, 2020
Healing the Mind—The Supreme Medicine of Faith and Wisdom

This event will be presented online from Manjushri KMC. Everyone is welcome to take part in this Festival whether an experienced practitioner of Buddhism or a complete beginner

More details here

Profits from these festivals support the International Temples Project.