Regional and U.S. Celebrations

Regional Dharma Celebrations

These celebrations are like mini-festivals that bring local sangha together to receive an empowerment and teachings and connect with old and new friends in your region. Kadam Morten is the National Spiritual Director of the Eastern US and Resident Teacher at KMC NYC. He will grant the empowerments and give teachings at the Eastern US Dharma Celebrations. Gen Kelsang Rigpa is the National Spiritual Director of the Western US and Resident Teacher at KMC California and KMC Hollywood and will grant the empowerments and give teachings at the Western US Dharma Celebrations.

Each year around the world Kadampa Centers hold regional Dharma Celebrations, National Festivals and International Festivals. These Celebrations and Festivals are taught by National Spiritual Directors in various countries, the Deputy Spiritual Director, and Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition.

The Festivals include teachings and empowerments, reviews and meditations led by Senior NKT Teachers, chanted meditations and offering ceremonies, and retreats to consolidate and deepen your understanding and experience. They are a wonderful opportunity for people to get together with fellow practitioners to listen to teachings, practice meditation, and engage in discussion.

Open to everyone, these events are a wonderful opportunity to meet with Buddhist practitioners from all over the world and share experience and understanding with them.

The proceeds from these Dharma Celebrations and Festivals are donated to the International Temples Project.

Southern Dharma Celebration
Florida Dharma Celebration

Sarasota, Florida
FloridaDharmaCelebration.org

Southwest Dharma Celebration

Albequerque, New Mexico
SWDharmaCelebration.org

California Dharma Celebration

San Diego, California
CADharmaCelebration.org

Northwest Dharma Celebration

Seattle, Washington
NWCelebration.org

Northeast Dharma Celebration

Glen Spey, New York
NECelebration.org

What's Coming Up...

Oct
22
Mon
6:30 pm Mindful Mondays
Mindful Mondays
Oct 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Mindful MondaysLeave your worries at the door on as you join our after-work meditation sessions. Learn to find and cultivate stillness within your mind with guided meditation sessions.When and Where?When: Every Monday | 6:30 – 7:00 pmSometimes we need to cancel a class due to weather or other special circumstance. Please be sure to double-check individual classes on our Events ...
7:30 pm Introduction to Buddhist Psychology
Introduction to Buddhist Psychology
Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
This class offers the perfect way to start your week off right! We will start with an easy meditation that allows you to de-stress, followed by a short teaching, time for discussion and a final meditation that brings it all together. Buddha is renowned for his supreme understanding of how the mind functions to produce happiness or suffering. His teachings ...
Oct
23
Tue
6:30 pm De-Stress & Decompress Meditation
De-Stress & Decompress Meditation
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Leave your worries at the door on as you join our after-work meditation sessions. Learn to find and cultivate stillness within your mind with guided meditation sessions.Sometimes we need to cancel a class due to weather or other special circumstance. Please be sure to double-check individual classes on our Events Calendar. Class Fees $8.00 per classKMC Georgia Members: Free. Not a member? ...
Oct
24
Wed
12:00 pm Lunchtime Meditations
Lunchtime Meditations
Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Walking into the Kadampa Meditation Center with it’s eight-foot Buddha statues and serene environment, you’ll instantly feel welcomed and at peace. But how can we take that peace with us? Let our teachers lead you through guided meditations that help you relax, overcome your anxieties, and learn to cherish others with your naturally-abiding good heart.Sometimes we need to cancel a ...
6:00 pm Florence AL – Introduction to Me...
Florence AL – Introduction to Me...
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
With Kadampa Meditation Teacher Bonita McCay. Learn or refine your meditation skills with this highly qualified meditation guide! All are welcome. Just drop in…no advance registration needed. Please call (256) 412–5734 if you need any additional information. Class Fees: ° General & Foundation Program Members: Free ° Benefactors: Free ° Non-Members: $7 per class Please see our Membership page at ...
6:30 pm Transform your Life through Medi...
Transform your Life through Medi...
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Walking into the Kadampa Meditation Center with it’s eight-foot Buddha statues and serene environment, you’ll instantly feel welcome and at peace. But how can we take that peace with us? Let our teachers lead you through guided meditations that help you relax, overcome your anxieties, and cherish others with your naturally-abiding good heart.Sometimes we need to cancel a class due ...
Oct
25
Thu
7:00 pm Huntsville Meditation Class
Huntsville Meditation Class
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
With Kadampa Meditation Teacher Yingji Wang. These ongoing drop-in classes are designed so that you can join us at any point in the series and not feel left out. Each class contains a brief meditation, a short teaching and discussion. Each series lasts for a few weeks, before switching topics. Everyone welcome!Find more information online.Class fee° General & Foundation Program Members: Free° Benefactors: ...
7:30 pm Going Deeper: Timeless Buddhist ...
Going Deeper: Timeless Buddhist ...
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
This class is perfect for those looking to explore the deeper concepts of the Buddha’s teachings, such as karma, past and future lives, permanent liberation from the cycle of impure life, and transforming daily adversities into the spiritual path. Bring great meaning and purpose to your daily life by learning how to integrate the Buddha’s timeless wisdom into our busy, ...
Oct
26
Fri
12:00 pm Lunchtime Meditations
Lunchtime Meditations
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Walking into the Kadampa Meditation Center with it’s eight-foot Buddha statues and serene environment, you’ll instantly feel welcomed and at peace. But how can we take that peace with us? Let our teachers lead you through guided meditations that help you relax, overcome your anxieties, and learn to cherish others with your naturally-abiding good heart.Sometimes we need to cancel a ...
6:30 pm Meditation and Dinner Social
Meditation and Dinner Social
Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Looking to meet like-minded people and have fun? Join our community night where we relax, meet new people, and engage in honest conversations about how to live our lives meaningfully. the meditation is from 6:30-7:15pm. After our meditation, we will enjoy dinner out as a group at a local restaurant.Hosted by American Buddhist monk and KMC GA resident teacher, Gen ...

U.S. Festival

National Kadampa Festivals are arranged each year in various countries. These Festivals are taught by the Spiritual Director and Deputy Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition. They are a wonderful opportunity for people to get together with fellow practitioners in their country to listen to teachings, practice meditation, and engage in discussion. The proceeds from these Festivals are donated to the International Temples Project.

Visit us here to learn more about the U.S. Festival.