Kadampa Festivals and Celebrations

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 Festivals, National Festivals, and Dharma Celebrations.

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

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.

There are three annual International Festivals each year:

The Spring Festival – held at Manjushri KMC in the UK

The Summer Festival – held at Manjushri KMC in the UK

The Fall Festival – held at various locations outside the UK

Virtual tour of Manjushri Kadampa Temple for World Peace

 

There is one US Festival each year at the end of April:

The US Festival – held at KMC New York in Glen Spey, New York

 

There is one Midwest Dharma Celebration each year in early November:

The Midwest Dharma Celebration – held at KMC Chicago in 2020

Kadampa Meditation Center Madison Year at a Glance

April

Noontime Meditation | Wednesdays & Fridays, April 1-29 | 12-12:30 PM

Thursday Morning Meditation | April 2-23 | 10-11:15 AM

Making Every Moment Meaningful: Free Public Talk & Special NKT Day Event | Saturday, April 4 | 1-2:15 PM

Happy Regardless Sunday Series: Resilience through Meditation | Sundays, April 5-26 | 10-11:15 AM

Living from the Inside Out Monday Night Class: Letting Go of Anger and Resentment| Mondays, April 6-27 | 7-8:15 PM

Buddha's Enlightenment Day: Special Talk with Gen Gomlam | Wednesday, April 15 | 7-8:15 PM

Friday Night Lecture: Overcoming Anxiety and Depression: A Buddhist Perspective | Friday, April 17 | 7-8:15 PM

May

Abiding at the Heart: Blessing Empowerment of Je Tsongkhapa Introduction | Friday, May 1 | 7-8:30 PM

Abiding at the Heart: Blessing Empowerment of Je Tsongkhapa| Saturday, May 2 | 9 AM-5 PM

Abiding at the Heart: Blessing Empowerment of Je Tsongkhapa Special Sunday Class and Retreat| Sunday, May 3 | 10 AM-5 PM

Happy Regardless Sunday Series: Escape to Reality| Sundays, May 3-31 | 10-11:15 AM

Living from the Inside Out Monday Night Class: Letting Go of Anger and Resentment| Mondays, May 4-18 | 7-8:15 PM

Noontime Meditation | Wednesdays and Fridays May 6-29 | 12-12:30 PM

Thursday Morning Meditation | May 7-28 | 10-11:15 AM

Part 1: Friday Night Lecture: Calm Mind in a Crazy World| Friday, May 15 | 7-8:15 PM

Part 2: Saturday Meditation Retreat: Finding the Solution Within| Saturday, May 30 | 10 AM-3 PM

June

Noontime Meditation | Wednesdays & Fridays, June 3-30 | 12-12:30 PM

An Evening of Benefit and Bliss: KMC Madison Benefit Dinner| Saturday, June 6 | 5-8 PM

New! Sunday Series| Sundays, June 7-28 | 10-11:30 AM *No Class on June 14

Meditation for Kids | Sundays, June 7-28 | 10-11:30 AM *No Class on June 14

A World of Loving Kindness: Empowerment of Buddha Maitreya and Teachings on Loving Kindness | US Festival at KMC New York | June 12-17

Special Away Retreat with KMC Chicago & KMC Madison: Awakening the Heart: A Weekend Retreat on Loving Kindness | Friday, June 26 - Sunday June 28 at Siena Retreat Center in Racine

July

Part 1: Friday Night Lecture Silencing the Inner Critic | Friday, July 10 | 7-8:30 PM (Rescheduled from March 13)

Part 2: Connecting with Our Pure Potential Meditation Retreat | Saturday, July 18 | 10 AM-4 PM (Rescheduled from March 18)

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