International Summer Festival (Manjushri Centre, UK)

July 24 - August 8, 2020

with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong and Gen-la Kelsang Jampa

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The annual International Kadampa Summer Festival is a two-week spiritual festival to which everyone is welcome – for the whole event or just for a few days.

It is a truly meaningful holiday that combines empowerments, teachings and meditations with opportunities to explore the natural beauty of the surrounding area. It is at once relaxing and invigorating – free from the stresses and concerns of a conventional summer holiday.


with Gen-la Dekyong and Gen-la Jampa
with Gen-la Dekyong and Gen-la Jampa


Modern Kadampa Buddhism
Organised by NKT-IKBU at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre in the English Lake District, the Festival provides an inspiring introduction to the methods of modern Kadampa Buddhism.

You will learn how to integrate the compassion and wisdom of Buddha into your daily life, empowering you to transform yourself, your life and your world.

Taught by the two most senior Teachers of the New Kadampa Tradition, the program for the Festival includes two empowerments - the Long Life empowerment of Buddha Amitayus and the blessing empowerment of Green Tara - teachings on the Buddhist way of loving kindness and essential Kadam Lamrim, and guided meditations.

At the end of each week there is a brief guided retreat led by a senior Teacher that provides an opportunity to become more familiar with the practices.

This is an international Festival where you will meet and meditate with people from all over the world, who all share a common wish to improve themselves and their world through inner development.

It is in every respect a meaningful holiday and you will leave refreshed, inspired, and empowered!