National Events and International Festivals

National Festival and Dharma Celebration

National courses are a very important part of the modern Kadampa way of life because they give people from many different centres an opportunity to come together to receive empowerments and teachings and to share experiences and inspiration.

New Zealand Dharma Celebration
24 – 27 April, 2024 – Amitayus Empowerment and Teachings on New Eight Steps to Happiness


International Festivals for Everyone

Every year the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU) organises three International Festivals of modern Kadampa Buddhism taught by senior Teachers.

NKT-IKBU International Spring Festival
Dorje Shugden Empowerment &
Teachings on Extensive Protector Puja
24 – 29 May, 2024

NKT-IKBU International Summer Festival
Prajnaparamita Empowerment &
Teachings on Heart Sutra, Blissful Path &
Uncommon Yoga of Inconceivability
26 July – 10 August, 2024

NKT-IKBU International Fall Festival
Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerments of
Heruka and Vajrayogini & Commentary
25 October – 1 November, 2024