Kadampa Festivals

Every year the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU) organises a worldwide 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.

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

National Festivals

Our Canadian national festival draw people from throughout the country to receive teachings and empowerments from some of the most senior teachers of the New Kadampa Tradition. Held at Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada in Toronto, these events are a special opportunity to receive profound spiritual guidance and happiness. For those new to Buddhism, the teachings and meditations at these festivals provide deeper insight into the meaning and practical application of Buddha’s teachings.

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International Festivals

International Kadampa Festivals are special courses taught by the Spiritual Director and Deputy Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition. The Festivals include teachings, empowerments and meditations led by senior NKT Teachers, chanted meditations and offering ceremonies, and retreats to consolidate and deepen your understanding and experience. Open to everyone, these International Festivals are a wonderful opportunity to meet with Buddhist practitioners from all over the world and share experience and understanding with them.

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Western Canada Dharma Celebration

Our annual Western Canada Dharma Celebration is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a spiritual break with like-minded people from across our region. During the celebration Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab will grant the empowerment an empowerment and give commentary and teachings. The weekend also includes guided meditations.

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