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Festival Program

Buddha-JeTsongkhapa

Empowerment of Wisdom Buddha Je Tsongkhapa
and Teachings on How to be a Modern Kadampa

Open to everyone, the annual US Festival is an opportunity for people from around the country to gather together to renew our inspiration and enjoy a meaningful vacation. The Festival includes teachings, which are personal advice to improve our lives, meditations to take this advice deeply into our hearts, and plenty of time to spend with like-minded friends in the peaceful environment of the US World Peace Temple.

Empowerment of Wisdom Buddha Je Tsongkhapa

This year, Gen-la Dekyong, the General Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition, will be granting the empowerment of Wisdom Buddha Je Tsongkhapa. Through his personal example and teachings, the great Kadampa Master Je Tsongkhapa showed how to build the foundation for the spiritual path and how to progress and complete it swiftly. He also presented the essential meaning of Buddha’s Sutra and Tantra teachings and showed how to practice both together to unlock our full potential. By receiving Je Tsongkhapa’s blessings in this empowerment and relying on him as our supreme spiritual friend, we can develop and perfect the qualities he exemplified ourselves.

Teachings on How to be a Modern Kadampa

The ancient wisdom of Kadampa Buddhism is still relevant and necessary today. This world, and we ourselves, face so many challenges and obstacles to peace and happiness. Kadampa teachings provide great hope and inspiration because they accord with our daily experiences. They offer us practical wisdom solutions for our own problems and provide ways for us to help ourselves and those around us in the most meaningful way. Gen-la Dekyong will give special teachings on how to integrate this ancient wisdom into our busy, daily lives.

Festival Schedule

Friday, April 25

2:00pm – 7:30pm:  Registration
8:00pm – 9:30pm:  Introduction with Gen Jampa

Saturday, April 26

9:00am – 10:00am:  Meditation with Kadam Morten
11:00am – 12:00pm:  Meditation with Kadam Morten
2:00pm – 3:00pm:  Children’s Activities
4:00pm – 6:00pm:  Empowerment of Je Tsongkhapa with Gen-la Dekyong
8:00pm – 9:00pm:  Wishfulfilling Jewel with tsog

Sunday, April 27

9:00am – 10:00am:  Meditation with Kadam Morten
11:00am – 12:30pm:  Teaching with Gen-la Dekyong
2:00pm – 3:00pm:  Children’s Activities
4:00pm – 5:30pm:  Teaching with Gen-la Dekyong
8:00pm – 9:00pm:  Wishfulfilling Jewel with tsog

Monday, April 28

9:00am – 10:00am:  Meditation with Kadam Morten
11:00am – 12:30pm:  Teaching with Gen-la Dekyong
2:00pm – 3:00pm:  Children’s Activities
4:00pm – 5:30pm:  Teaching with Gen-la Dekyong
8:00pm – 9:00pm:  Retreat session 1 with Gen Rigpa

Tuesday, April 29

9:00am – 10:00am:  Retreat session 2 with Gen Rigpa
11:00am – 12:00pm:  Retreat session 3 with Gen Rigpa
3:00pm – 4:00pm:  Retreat session 4 with Gen Rigpa
5:00pm – 6:00pm:  Retreat session 5 with Gen Rigpa
8:00pm – 9:00pm:  Wishfulfilling Jewel with tsog

Wednesday, April 30

9:00am – 10:00am:  Retreat session 6 with Gen Rigpa
11:00am – 12:00pm:  Retreat session 7 with Gen Rigpa