Regional and U.S. Celebrations

Regional Dharma Celebrations

These celebrations are like mini-festivals that bring local sangha together to receive an empowerment and teachings and connect with old and new friends in your region. Kadam Morten is the National Spiritual Director of the Eastern US and Resident Teacher at KMC NYC. He will grant the empowerments and give teachings at the Eastern US Dharma Celebrations. Gen Kelsang Rigpa is the National Spiritual Director of the Western US and Resident Teacher at KMC California and KMC Hollywood and will grant the empowerments and give teachings at the Western US Dharma Celebrations.

Each year around the world Kadampa Centers hold regional Dharma Celebrations, National Festivals and International Festivals. These Celebrations and Festivals are taught by National Spiritual Directors in various countries, the Deputy Spiritual Director, and Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition.

The Festivals include teachings and empowerments, reviews and meditations led by Senior NKT Teachers, chanted meditations and offering ceremonies, and retreats to consolidate and deepen your understanding and experience. They are a wonderful opportunity for people to get together with fellow practitioners to listen to teachings, practice meditation, and engage in discussion.

Open to everyone, these events are a wonderful opportunity to meet with Buddhist practitioners from all over the world and share experience and understanding with them.

The proceeds from these Dharma Celebrations and Festivals are donated to the International Temples Project.

Upcoming Events

Aug
18
Sat
8:00 am Old Fourth Ward: Meditations in ...
Old Fourth Ward: Meditations in ...
Aug 18 @ 8:00 am – 8:30 am
Sometimes we need to skip a Saturday due to weather or other special circumstances. Please refer to our Facebook page or Events Calendar to confirm all event dates.Join us each Saturday morning this summer for Morning Meditations in the Park! These meditations are perfect for beginners and advanced meditators alike. What a great way to get your weekend off to ...
Aug
19
Sun
10:30 am Sandy Springs Meditation Class
Sandy Springs Meditation Class
Aug 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Please join us every Sunday as we look at various aspects of Buddhist psychology, providing practical advice for our busy modern world. We begin each class with a short meditation to relax and prepare our minds, followed by a practical teaching perfect for both beginner and advanced meditators. We then end the session with another brief meditation based on the ...
Aug
21
Tue
7:30 pm Poncey Highlands Meditation Class
Poncey Highlands Meditation Class
Aug 21 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Ancient wisdom for modern times! Join us for a special series exploring the practical advice found in the famous Buddhist text, Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, by meditation master Shantideva. These ongoing drop-in classes are designed so that you can join us at any point in the series and not feel left out. Each class contains two meditations ...
Aug
22
Wed
12:00 pm East Atlanta Public Library – Lu...
East Atlanta Public Library – Lu...
Aug 22 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Meditation causes peace of mind, the source of true happiness. You can use it throughout your daily life to free your mind from negativity such as anxiety, anger or accumulated stress, and to help you be the person you want to be in every relationship, creating harmony at home and on the job. These meditation classes include a short introduction ...
6:00 pm Florence AL – Introduction to Me...
Florence AL – Introduction to Me...
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
With Kadampa Meditation Teacher Bonita McCay. Learn or refine your meditation skills with this highly qualified meditation guide! All are welcome. Just drop in…no advance registration needed. Please call (256) 412–5734 if you need any additional information. Class Fees: ° General & Foundation Program Members: Free ° Benefactors: Free ° Non-Members: $7 per class Please see our Membership page at ...
Aug
25
Sat
8:00 am Old Fourth Ward: Meditations in ...
Old Fourth Ward: Meditations in ...
Aug 25 @ 8:00 am – 8:30 am
Sometimes we need to skip a Saturday due to weather or other special circumstances. Please refer to our Facebook page or Events Calendar to confirm all event dates.Join us each Saturday morning this summer for Morning Meditations in the Park! These meditations are perfect for beginners and advanced meditators alike. What a great way to get your weekend off to ...
Aug
26
Sun
10:30 am Sandy Springs Meditation Class
Sandy Springs Meditation Class
Aug 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Please join us every Sunday as we look at various aspects of Buddhist psychology, providing practical advice for our busy modern world. We begin each class with a short meditation to relax and prepare our minds, followed by a practical teaching perfect for both beginner and advanced meditators. We then end the session with another brief meditation based on the ...
Aug
28
Tue
7:30 pm Poncey Highlands Meditation Class
Poncey Highlands Meditation Class
Aug 28 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Ancient wisdom for modern times! Join us for a special series exploring the practical advice found in the famous Buddhist text, Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, by meditation master Shantideva. These ongoing drop-in classes are designed so that you can join us at any point in the series and not feel left out. Each class contains two meditations ...
Aug
29
Wed
12:00 pm East Atlanta Public Library – Lu...
East Atlanta Public Library – Lu...
Aug 29 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Meditation causes peace of mind, the source of true happiness. You can use it throughout your daily life to free your mind from negativity such as anxiety, anger or accumulated stress, and to help you be the person you want to be in every relationship, creating harmony at home and on the job. These meditation classes include a short introduction ...
6:00 pm Florence AL – Introduction to Me...
Florence AL – Introduction to Me...
Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
With Kadampa Meditation Teacher Bonita McCay. Learn or refine your meditation skills with this highly qualified meditation guide! All are welcome. Just drop in…no advance registration needed. Please call (256) 412–5734 if you need any additional information. Class Fees: ° General & Foundation Program Members: Free ° Benefactors: Free ° Non-Members: $7 per class Please see our Membership page at ...
Southwest Dharma Celebration

Albequerque, New Mexico
SWDharmaCelebration.org

California Dharma Celebration

San Diego, California
CADharmaCelebration.org

Florida Dharma Celebration

Sarasota, Florida
FloridaDharmaCelebration.org

Northwest Dharma Celebration

Seattle, Washington
NWCelebration.org

Southern Dharma Celebration

Atlanta, Georgia
SouthernCelebration.org

Northeast Dharma Celebration

Glen Spey, New York
NECelebration.org

U.S. Festival

National Kadampa Festivals are arranged each year in various countries. These Festivals are taught by the Spiritual Director and Deputy Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition. They are a wonderful opportunity for people to get together with fellow practitioners in their country to listen to teachings, practice meditation, and engage in discussion. The proceeds from these Festivals are donated to the International Temples Project.

Visit us here to learn more about the U.S. Festival.