Every year, the NKT-IKBU organizes a worldwide program of special courses on Buddhism and meditation which explain how to apply Buddha’s teachings, Dharma, to modern living. The program includes Western union agent International Festivals, National Festivals and Dharma Celebrations. These events provide precious opportunities to study and practise the special presentation of modern Buddhism taught by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the Founder of the NKT.
These 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. Everyone comes away not only refreshed and relaxed but also spiritually re-energized.
Open to everyone, the annual Canadian Festival is a joyous occasion where people gather from around the country to receive spiritual advice. The Festival provides people an opportunity to relax and enjoy a meaningful spiritual vacation – receiving personal advice on how to improve our lives, meditating on profound teachings, and spending time with friends in the beautiful World Peace Temple, Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada.