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Kadampa Festivals

Without improving our mind there is no way to solve our human problems.

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

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

Our Spiritual Guide

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche is a realized contemporary teacher, renowned worldwide for introducing the paths of compassion and wisdom into the modern world.

This special path is helping thousands of people across the globe give meaning to their lives.

Buddha’s teachings of profound wisdom, clarity and skill are being revealed to modern people through inspiring teachings across the world.

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso teaches us that the problems we face arise within the mind and that the only way of solving them and find true happiness as individuals and as a society as a whole is by learning to control our mind.


In Dharma Celebrations and Festivals  we have the special opportunity to enjoy teaching, spiritual friends within a peaceful and pure environment- at the same time we are contributing to the International Temples’ Project (ITP).

Money raised from Dharma Festivals and Celebrations are destined to public good , for the International Temples Project and used to create Kadampa Meditation Centres and Temple Projects worldwide.

Only through the Dharma medicine we will be able to free ourselves from suffering and find pure everlasting happiness. Just by joining these events we are contributing to this goal.

Resources will be used to build Kadampa Buddhist Temples for World Peace.

This is how the Brazilian Temple was born!

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