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 Madison in 2018

Kadampa Meditation Center Madison

Year at a Glance

 

May

Noontime Meditation | Wednesdays and Fridays May 1-31 12:00-12:30 PM (No Class May 17)

Stress Factor Zero: Stress Buster Meditation Series | Thursdays May 2, 9 and 23 7:00-8:00 PM 

Sunday Morning Series: How to Solve Our Human Problems | Sundays May 19-26 10:00-11:30 AM

Meditation for Kids | Sundays May 12-26 10:00-11:30 AM

International Spring Festival at Manjushri KMC | May 24-29

Weekend Away Retreat: Abiding in Clarity at Siena Retreat Center in Racine, WI | May 31-June 2

 

June

Weekend Away Retreat: Abiding in Clarity at Siena Retreat Center in Racine, WI | May 31-June 2

Noontime Meditation | Wednesdays and Fridays June 5-28 12:00-12:30 PM

Stress Factor Zero: Stress Buster Meditation Series | Thursdays June 6-20 7:00-8:00 PM

Creating the Life You Want Part 1: Friday Night Lecture Silencing the Inner Critic | Friday, June 7  7:00-8:30 PM

Sunday Morning Series: How to Solve Our Human Problems | Sundays June 9-30 10:00-11:30 AM (No Class June 2)

Meditation for Kids | Sundays June 9-30 10:00-11:30 AM

Creating the Life You Want Part 2: Awakening Our Pure Potential | Saturday, June 22  10:00 AM-1:00 PM

 

Save the Date!

KMC Madison Fall Fair and Yard Sale | Saturday, August 31 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

 

 

Starting in 2019

Classes in Milwaukee | Spring 2019 - Sign up for details and updates!

Fall International Festival at International Kadampa Retreat Center Grand Canyon, USA  | September 27-October 3