When you arrive at the US Kadampa Festival, the first thing you’ll notice is that you are among like-minded people.

At this time of so much uncertainty and conflict in the United States and the world, it is refreshing and deeply moving to encounter a gathering of people from across the United States, with different backgrounds and life experiences, who all have the same spiritual aspiration and shared purpose.

Throughout the Festival, we will all gather in the World Peace Temple to receive teachings on, contemplate and meditate on the power of the mind of loving kindness to shape ourselves and our world. In the breaks between sessions, enjoy deeply meaningful time shared with old and new friends at meals, in the cafes, while volunteering together or enjoying the grounds together.

Kadampa Festivals were created by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche to show us the power of the Three Jewels and how our shared practice can lead to a peaceful and harmonious experience. A vision of a world at peace, where everyone respects and cherishes each other, begins to actually seem achievable.

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