Every year the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU) organises a world wide programme of special courses on Buddhism and meditation that explain how to apply Buddha’s teachings (Dharma) to modern living.  The programme includes International Festivals, National Festivals and Dharma Celebrations.

These Festivals and Dharma Celebrations provide a precious opportunity to study and practise the special presentation of modern Buddhism taught by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the Founder of the 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-energised.

National Festivals

Join the Australian Kadampa community at the 2019 Australian Dharma Celebration this April for a long weekend with a difference. At this annual event, Gen Kelsang Rabten, the National
Spiritual Director of Australia and New Zealand will give the blessing empowerment of Buddha Shakyamuni and teach the art of successful meditation.

The success of our meditation depends on making good preparations. Just as a farmer needs to prepare the ground before planting their crop, if we wish for results from
our meditation practice it is essential that we prepare our mind well before we meditate. By purifying our negativity, creating positive mental energy, and receiving inspiration from enlightened beings, we create the perfect mental environment for transforming our mind into insights and spiritual realisations.

Over this weekend, Gen Rabten will explain the preparatory practices that connect us with Buddha Shakyamuni and nourish our mind, ripening our contentment, love and wisdom. Developing our mind in this way makes our life very meaningful as it leads to pure happiness. Don’t miss this opportunity to transform your life. Everybody is welcome.