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.
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
After many years of personal searching, Buddha Shakyamuni discovered how to keep his mind happy all the time–no matter who or what he encountered. Fortunately for us, he devoted 45 years of his life to teaching others how to do what he did. And his teachings have been tested and refined for more than 2000 years.
Anyone can learn how to be happier in everyday life. Come to a class and begin learning today!