The International Kadampa Festivals were started by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso in 1992 at which time 300 people attended. Since then the Festivals have continued to grow and now attract many thousands of people from all parts of the world.
Open to everyone, the International Spring, Summer and Fall Festivals are joyous occasions. Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike gather to receive spiritual advice directly from our General and Deputy Spiritual Directors Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong and Gen-la Jampa, our retired General Spiritual Director Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab, Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang and other teachers from the Kadampa tradition.
Together we meditate, make prayers for world peace and enjoy relaxing in the company of a good-hearted international community. Finally, we have the opportunity to take the teachings deep into our hearts through short retreats.