This event occurs in the past. See below for our upcoming courses, retreats and special events.

International Summer Festival 2021

The Very Essence of Modern Kadampa Buddhism

Week 1: July 30 – August 4
The Heart Practice 

Dorje Shugden Empowerment and Teachings on Lamrim
With Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, NKT-IKBU General Spiritual Director

The heart of Kadampa Buddhism is the practice of Lamrim, the stages of the path to enlightement, which is a special presentation of Buddha’s teachings that is easily integrated into modern daily life.

By relying on the Wisdom Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden we will quickly gain deep inner experience of Lamrim and transform our life into the very path to enlightenment.

Week 2: August 6 – 14 
Awakening our Buddha Nature

Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerments of Heruka and Vajrayogini
with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa, NKT-IKBU Deputy Spiritual Director

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche says, “The gateway through which we enter Tantra is receiving a Tantric empowerment. An empowerment bestows upon us special blessings that heal our mental continuum and awaken our Buddha nature.”

The empowerments and teachings in Week 2 will open the door to Highest Yoga Tantra, the very essence of Kadampa Buddhism and the quick path to enlightenment.

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UPCOMING COURSES, RETREAT AND SPECIAL EVENTS

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The Magical Practice of Taking & Giving

Saturday, August 20
10:00am – 1:30pm + Q&A
with Natalia Darialova

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Training in Emptiness

Saturday, August 27
10:00am – 1:30pm + Q&A
with France Roy

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Annual Country Retreat

September 2 – 5
with Kadam Morten
Everybody Welcome!

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Awakening the Heart

Saturday, September 10
10:00 – 11:30am + Q&A
with Woo Jung Cho

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Learn the Fundamentals of Buddhist Meditation

Saturday, September 17
10:00am – 1:30pm + Q&A
with Bill Mabe and Maria Rapetskaya

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28th Anniversary Party

Friday, September 23
7:00pm
Everybody Welcome!

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International Fall Festival

October 14 – 20
KMC New York
with Gen-la Dekyong