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.


2021 NKT-IKBU International Spring Festival

MAY 28 – Jun 2, 2021

No Greater Meaning
Buddha Shakyamuni Empowerment & commentary to Request to the Lord of All Lineages
with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab

Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre, UK
More details here

2021 NKT-IKBU International Summer Festival

JUL 30–AUG 14, 2021

The Very Essence of Modern Kadampa Buddhissm
WEEK 1: The Heart Practice
Dorje Shugden Empowerment & teachings on Lamrim
with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong
WEEK 2: Awakening our Buddha Nature
Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerments of Heruka and Vajrayogini
with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa

Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre, UK
More details here

2020 NKT-IKBU International Fall Festival Online

2021 NKT-IKBU International Fall Festival Online

Nov 26–Dec 2, 2021

The very heart of Kadam Dharma

Empowerments & commentaries to the uncommon Highest Yoga Tantra practices of Heruka body mandala and Vajrayogini
with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong



Brisbane Australia
More details here

Profits from these festivals support the International Temples Project.