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Celebrations & Festivals



Every year, the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU) organizes a world wide program of special courses on Buddhism and meditation that explain how to apply Buddha’s teachings (Dharma) to modern living.  The program includes International FestivalsNational Festivals and Regional Dharma Celebrations.

These Festivals and Dharma Celebrations provide a precious opportunity to study and practise the special presentation of modern Buddhism taught by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the Founder of the New Kadampa Tradition.

The events vary in length from two days to two weeks, but whatever their duration, they all offer a vacation with a difference – a chance to break free from the hectic routines of daily life and focus on the things that really matter. You will come away not only refreshed and relaxed but also spiritually re-energized.


National Festival


The next Canadian Festival will be held at KMCC, May 1-5, 2015. Gen-la Khyenrab will be granting the empowerment of Buddha Maitreya and give teachings on the Boddhisattva Way of Life.

Visit the official website for more information.


International Festivals


International Festivals take place 3 times during the year: Spring, Summer and Fall Festivals. For more details about international festivals, click here