Special Events
At Samudra Buddhist Centre and Elsewhere
The special events at our Centre plus you can also find out about the latest NKT Festivals and Dharma Celebrations.
International Fall Festival
Finding the sun of the supreme happiness of enlightenment
Saturday 27 September - Thursday 3 October 2019


The 2019 NKT-IKBU International Fall Festival is a festival of modern Buddhist teachings, meditations and blessing empowerment.

It is open to anyone who wishes to learn how to use the scientific methods of modern Buddhism to solve their daily life problems, enjoy lasting inner peace, and eventually attain the supreme happiness of full enlightenment.

Special location
The Festival will be held in the new Temple for World Peace at International Kadampa Retreat Center (IKRC) Grand Canyon Arizona from September 27 to October 3, 2019.

It will be preceded by the official opening and blessing of the new Temple currently under construction on the site.

The Mirror of Dharma
Presented by Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong and Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab, the theme of the Festival will be "Finding the sun of the supreme happiness of enlightenment."

During the week of teachings and meditations, Gen-la Dekyong and Gen-la Khyenrab will pass on the precious transmission blessings and commentary of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche's latest book, The Mirror of Dharma.

There will also be a blessing empowerment of Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of compassion.

Venue: International Kadampa Retreat Center Grand Canyon, 6701 Mountain Ranch Resort Dr, Williams, AZ, USA,

The Power of Loving Kindness - Buddha Maitreya Empowerment
A Special Event
Saturday 23 November 2019, 10.30 - 4.30pm


During this special event, we will receive teachings on developing loving kindness as well as the blessing empowerment of the Buddha of Loving Kindness Maitreya. Through receiving this empowerment we will awaken our potential to develop the universal love of an enlightened being.

Venue: Lee Wood Hotel, Park Road, Buxton, SK17 6TQ

Empowerment Only - £20
Whole Day - £25

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