A World of Loving Kindness
The Blessing Empowerment of Buddha Maitreya, the Buddha of Loving Kindness & Teachings on Relying on Loving Kindness with Gen-la Dekyong

During this festival, we have the chance to gather in the Kadampa World Peace Temple to receive the blessing empowerment of the Buddha of Loving Kindness, Buddha Maitreya. Through receiving Maitreya’s powerful blessings, we can develop the most profoundly loving heart. Gen-la Dekyong will also give teachings on how to create a world of loving-kindness by starting with ourself. Through cultivating our good heart, we can nurture all our relationships and swiftly actualize our potential to develop the deep happiness of inner peace. Everyone is welcome to attend this special festival held at Kadampa Meditation Center New York.

“Loving kindness is the very essence of Kadam Dharma and a precious method to attain enlightenment. We will be born as Buddha through loving kindness for all living beings. In reality, loving kindness gives you everything.”   -Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche


Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong is the General Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU and the Resident Teacher at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre. She has been a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for over thirty years, sincerely training under his guidance in all aspects of Kadam Dharma. Gen-la is recognized as a fully qualified Dharma Teacher of both Sutra and Tantra.

Festival Schedule (Click for detailed Schedule)

  • Friday evening: Introduction begins at 8pm
  • Saturday: Morning meditation am, followed by the empowerment of Buddha Maitreya. In the afternoon, commentary will be given by Gen-la Dekyong, and the day will conclude with Wishfulfilling Jewel with tsog offerings.
  • Sunday & Monday: Morning meditation followed by two commentaries/teachings with Gen-la Dekyong (11am, 4pm). Each day will conclude with Wishfulfilling Jewel with tsog offerings.
  • Tuesday morning through Wednesday lunch: Guided retreat with …..