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International Kadampa Festivals

International Dharma Celebration

International Festivals for Everyone


Every year the New Kadampa Tradition ~ International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT~IKBU) organizes worldwide Kadampa gatherings on Buddhism and meditation that explain how to apply Buddha’s teachings (Dharma) to modern life. These include International Festivals, National Festivals, and more regional Dharma Celebrations.


The events vary in length from 2 days to 2 weeks but, however long or short, they all offer a break with a difference – a chance to break free from the hectic routines of daily life and focus on the things that really matter.


When hundreds or thousands of people gather together for a spiritual purpose like this, the experience is powerful and transformative. Listening, meditating, discussing, and praying all become deeper experiences that touch the heart.


People come together from all across the globe, looking beyond culture, language, politics, and all the other things that appear to divide us, and into the truth of human experience following Buddha’s wisdom. These Festivals and Celebrations are examples of spiritual practice and the inner and outer peace that arises from it. The positive energy is palpable at these Festivals, and people leave feeling inspired that world peace is possible.

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No Greater Meaning

Buddha Shakyamuni empowerment & commentary to Request to the Lord of All Lineages

With Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab, retired General Spiritual Director of NKT

The 2021 International Spring Festival will take place online May 28 – Jun 2.

Everyone throughout the world is welcome to participate.

Gen-la Khyenrab will grant the blessing empowerment of Buddha Shakyamuni and teachings on the sublime prayer, Request to the Lord of all Lineages.

No greater meaning
All Buddha Shakyamuni’s teachings of Sutra and Tantra are included in this special prayer, which is designed for easy memorisation and contemplation.

If we practice this prayer sincerely it will touch our heart and transform our mind into authentic wisdom, love, compassion and other spiritual realisations.

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche says, “There is no greater meaning than engaging in this practice.”