2017 NKT-IKBU International Summer Festival July 21~August 5

A Blissful Journey
with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong and Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab

The book How to Transform Your Life is an extremely practical manual for eradicating our experience of problems and finding permanent happiness through developing a peaceful mind. It has recently been comprehensively revised by the author, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, and at the 2017 Summer Festival Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong and Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab will give the transmission of the essential practices from this remarkable book. This is a special opportunity not to be missed.
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

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Saturday, June 24 ~ with Kadampa Teacher Mike Racadio ~ Two classes: Spiritual Self Confidence & Freedom from Insecurity

Saturday, June 24
2:30pm ~ 4:00pm        Developing Spiritual Self Confidence
4:30pm ~  6:00pm       Freedom from Insecurity
with Kadampa Teacher Mike Racadio

Self-confidence is not a quality that we either have or we don’t have. In fact, it is a state of mind that can be cultivated. By applying Buddha’s teachings on the mind we come to discover that our insecurities are based on mistaken apprehensions of ourselves. As a result, we end up identifying with our limitations.

In this course, through inspiring talks and powerful guided meditations, we will learn how to experience the pure and limitless nature of our mind. Through this joyful experience we naturally let go of our inhibiting insecurities and instead identify with our potential. This authentic self-confidence naturally empowers us in all our activities. We will explore how to integrate this self-confidence into our life and in particular how to use it to bring about the deeper changes that we long for. In this way we begin to be the confident, joyful, loving person we truly wish to be.

Mike Racadio is the Teacher of the Dharmachakra Kadampa Buddhist Center, and the representative of Gen Kelsang Rigpa, Western U.S. National Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU and Resident Teacher of the Dharmachakra Kadampa Buddhist Center.

No experience or preregistration is needed ~ everyone welcome.   Each class is self-contained and will include teaching and meditation.
Registration: $15 for both classes, $10 for one
Dharmachakra Kadampa Buddhist Center
923 Crossley Road
Palm Springs, CA 92264

A Special Present for Everybody

Free eBook~US Edition Now Available
How to Transform Your Life, a Blissful Journey

A special present for everybody from the author, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

“Inner peace, or mental peace, is the source of all our happiness. Although all living beings have the same basic wish to be happy all the time, very few people understand the real causes of happiness”.
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

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Finding Happiness

Excerpt from ‘How to Transform Your Life’ by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso:

“We should consider how our human life is precious rare and meaningful. Due to the limitations of their body and mind, those who have taken rebirth as animals, for example, have no opportunity to understand or to practice the spiritual path. Only humans are free from such hindrances and have all the necessary conditions for engaging in spiritual paths, which alone lead to everlasting happiness. This freedom and possession of necessary conditions are the special characteristics that make our human life so precious.

Although there are many humans in this world, each one of us has only one life. One person may own many cars and houses, but even the richest person in the world cannot possess more than one life. When that life is coming to an end here she cannot buy, borrow, or manufacture another. When we lose this life it will be very difficult to find another similarly qualified human life in the future. Our human life is therefore very rare.

If we use her human life to accomplish spiritual realizations, it becomes immensely meaningful. By using it in this way, we actualize our full potential and progress from the state of an ordinary, ignorant being to that of a fully enlightened being, the highest of all beings. When we have done this we will have the power to benefit all living beings without exception. Thus, by using our human life for gaining spiritual realizations we can solve all are human problems and fulfill all our own and others wishes. What could be more meaningful than this?

Contemplating these points, we will arrive at the determination, to engage in spiritual practice. This book, which I prepared for daily spiritual practice, is a collection of many important instructions from my other books. Its subject matter is profound, but because it’s presentation is simple, even if you’re a beginner you will not find it difficult to understand. If you put the instructions into practice, you can solve your daily problems and find true happiness. In particular I believe that for those who are already familiar with my other books the instructions presented here will provide a powerful method for gaining the deepest experience of both the stages of the path and training the mind. If you read this book with a positive mind free from negative views you will definitely receive great benefits.

I pray that everyone reads this book experiences inner peace it accomplishes the real meaning of human life.”

-Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Please Enjoy these new videos on attaining daily happiness

Melodious Drum (Kangso)

Held on a date near the 29th of each month and lasting 3 hours and 45 minutes. Check our on-line calendar for exact dates and  times. 

The extensive fulfilling and restoring ritual of the Dharma Protector, the great king Dorje Shugdän

A Dharma Protector is an emanation of a Buddha or a Bodhisattva whose main functions are to avert the inner and outer obstacles that prevent practitioners from gaining spiritual realizations, and to arrange all the necessary conditions for their practice. Beings in this present time have a strong karmic link with Dorje Shugdän, and so he is the Dharma Protector who is most able to help us.   During this puja we make extensive offerings and perform other practices:

No preregistration needed: Everyone is welcome to join in this meritorious ritual.

Festivals & Dharma Celebrations 2017 & 2018

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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