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 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.
2017 NKT Festivals & Celebrations
May 26 – 31st ~International Spring Festival, Manjushri KMC, England
Empowerment of Buddha Maitreya and teachings on loving kindness with Gen-la Jampa
International Summer Festival, Manjushri KMC, England
Week 1 – July 21-27: Empowerment of Buddha Shakyamuni and teachings from How to Transform Your Life with Gen-la Dekyong
Week 2 – July 28 – Aug 5: Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony and teachings from How to Transform Your Life with Gen-la Khyenrab
International Fall Festival, Tharpaland IRC, Germany.
Oct 6th – 12th ~ Empowerment of Buddha Avalokiteshvara and teachings on Universal Compassion with Gen-la Dekyong
2018 NKT Festivals & Celebrations
May 25 – 30- 2018 International Spring Festival
Buddha Prajnaparamita Empowerment and commentary with Gen-la Kelsang Thubten
July 27 – Aug 11 2018 International Summer Festival, Manjushri KMC, England
Week 1 – Kadam Lamrim teachings with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa
Week 2 – Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerments and commentary with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong
with Kadampa Teacher Mike Racadio
Sunday Mornings 10:00am – 11:00am
How to Understand the Mind
A new series based on Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s extraordinary book, How to Understand the Mind. What is the mind? How does it work to cognize objects? Where do negative minds come from? How can we improve our concentration and other peaceful minds? What is an enlightened mind? We will answer these questions, and many more, all while learning to meditate in depth on the beautiful and blissful nature of our pure mind. Although taught as an ongoing series, each class will also function as a self-contained teaching and guided meditation. Feel free to come along to any class.
July 16 Seeing Beyond the Ordinary
July 23 Reducing Selfishness
July 30 No Class
Aug 6 Learning to not Retaliate
Aug 13 Obstacles to Change
Registration: By donation. No preregistration required – just drop in, Everyone is welcome!
Dharmachakra Buddhist Center
923 Crossley Road
Palm Springs, CA 92264