Dharma Celebrations and International Festivals 2020


Dharma Celebrations

All UK Dharma Celebrations are taught by Kadam Bridget Heyes, who is the National Spiritual Director of the UK and the Resident Teacher at Nagarjuna Kadampa Meditation Centre in Northamptonshire. She has been a sincere disciple of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for over 25 years.

She is known for her powerful teachings, compassionate heart and deep understanding of Buddha’s wisdom.

Her teachings are exceptionally clear and she presents profound ideas in a way that is easy to practice and integrate into our daily lives.

Southern Dharma Celebration: Vajrasattva Empowerment and teachings on finding peace in a troubled world with Kadam Bridget Heyes
Friday 27th- Sunday 29th March at KMC London (Morden)
With the world in turmoil, there is now an increasing need for methods to find inner peace, purify our mind and improve our capacity to help others. During this special weekend, Kadam Bridget will grant the empowerment of Buddha Vajrasattva and give practical teachings on how we can find peace amidst our troubled world.
UK Dharma Celebration: 1000- armed Avalokiteshvara Empowerment and teachings on living a meaningful life with Kadam Bridget Heyes
Friday 11th- Monday 14th September at Nagarjuna KMC, Northamptonshire
Kadam Bridget will grant the empowerment of 1000-armed Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion, and give practical advice on how we can live a meaningful life as well as also giving us teachings on Powa practice, which is done for the deceased. 
Welsh Dharma Celebration: Je Tsongkhapa Empowerment and teachings on Modern Buddhism with Kadam Bridget Heyes

Friday 30th October- Sunday 1st November at KMC Wales, Swansea

South West Dharma Celebration: Prajnaparamita Empowerment and teachings on Overcoming Obstacles with Kadam Bridget Heyes 
Friday 13th- Sunday 15th November at the County Cricket Ground, Bristol 


International Festivals

Spring Festival: Buddha Vajrapani Empowerment and teachings on the power of compassion with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab, Retired General Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU.
Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab
Friday 22nd – Wednesday 27th May at Manjushri KMC, Ulverston
At this year’s Festival you will receive the empowerment of Vajrapani, the Buddha of spiritual power, and teachings on the power of compassion – how we can become a more and more caring person until we develop the actual power to help all living beings.
For more details and booking: https://kadampafestivals.org/spring
Summer Festival: The Joy of a Kadampa Life, July 24th – August 8th at Manjushri KMC, Ulverston
Week 1: The Buddhist Way of Loving Kindness- Buddha Amitayus Empowerment and teachings on The New Eight Steps to Happiness with Gen-la Dekyong, General Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU.
Week 2: Essential Advice from the Heart- Buddha Green Tara Empowerment and teachings on Advice from Atisha’s Heart with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa, Deputy Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU.Gen-la Kelsang Jampa
Fall Festival: Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerments of Heruka and Vajrayogini with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong
Friday 2nd – Thursday 8th October in Brisbane, Australia
Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong

During this Festival, we will receive from Gen-la Dekyong the empowerments, transmission and commentary of both the Heruka and Vajrayogini practices.For those receiving these for the first time, Gen-la will explain how we can begin to become familiar with the practices and gradually incorporate them into our daily life.This is indeed a rare and precious opportunity.

For more details and booking: https://kadampafestivals.org/fall