There are three international NKT festivals held each year. Our global community comes together to experience Buddha, Dharma & Sangha in a profound and personal way. Empowerments, teachings, and retreats are guided by the General and Deputy Spiritual Directors of the NKT as well as senior teachers in the tradition.
These festivals benefit the International Temples Project which carry out Geshe Kelsang’s vision of having a Kadampa Temple in every city and spreading inner peace worldwide.
2013 NKT Festivals – All information & registration at kadampafestivals.org
Spring Festival May 24 – 29 at Manjushri KMC
The Heart of Universal Compassion Empowerment and Commentary to the Practice of Thousand-armed Buddha Avalokiteshvara with Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang.
Summer Festival July 26 – August 10 at Manjushri KMC
Kadam Lamrim & Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerment
Week 1 July 26 – Aug 1 – Kadam Lamrim, the Foundation with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong
Week 2 Aug 2 – 10 – Highest Yoga Tantra, the Quick Path with Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang
Empowerments and commentary to the Highest Yoga Tantra practices of Heruka Body Mandala and Vajrayogini, the special, blessed quick path to enlightenment of the New Kadampa Tradition.
Fall Festival Oct 25-31 at Cascais, Portugal
with Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Empowerment of Buddha Prajnaparamita, oral transmission of the Heart Surta from the New Heart of Wisdom and the grand opening of the new Kadampa Temple