Welcome to the US Festival ... Online!

Because of the restrictions arising from the pandemic, this year's US Festival is being held online for the first time. All of the Festival teachings, empowerment, meditations, retreat and chanted prayers will be streamed across the United States!
A World of Loving Kindness

A World of Loving Kindness

Empowerment of Buddha Maitreya & Teachings on Loving Kindness

This year, join hundreds of people from around the United States, to receive the empowerment of Buddha Maitreya and teachings on loving kindness. We can embrace ourselves and others with the powerful mind of loving kindness, which can create profound change and healing in our world.

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Founder of the NKT-IKBU

Venerable Geshe-la is a truly international Teacher whose wish is to benefit everyone without exception. To this end, among his many extraordinary actions, Venerable Geshe-la has founded the three International Kadampa Festivals, National Festivals (like the US Festival) and regional Dharma Celebrations, which are organized every year and enjoyed by thousands of people from all over the world.

Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong

Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong

General Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU

Gen-la Dekyong has been a disciple of Venerable Geshe-la for 37 years. She is the General Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU and Resident Teacher at Manjushri KMC, the mother center of modern Kadampa Buddhism. She teaches extensively at major events around the world and is greatly respected for the power and sincerity of her teachings and the warmth of her personality.

The Festival Teachers

The Festival Teachers

Our NKT-IKBU General Spiritual Director & National Spiritual Directors

Gen-la Dekyong, the Festival's principal teacher, will grant the empowerment of Buddha Maitreya and give teachings. The other US Festival teachers are the three US National Spiritual Directors of the NKT-IKBU. Gen Rigpa, will give the Festival Introduction, Gen Demo will guide the morning meditations, and Kadam Morten will guide the retreat.

Special Circumstances

Special Circumstances

Special Opportunity

Due to the current circumstances, the US Festival is being held online. This provides a special opportunity to reach more people and to bring people across the US together in a special online gathering where we can join together in sharing the special practice of training in the powerful practice of loving kindness. This gathering is a powerful and positive contribution to the wellbeing of our world.

Registration Information

Registration Information

everyone welcome

The 2020 US Festival will now be streamed online June 19-24, with a full program of teachings, empowerment and meditations. This Festival is open to all Americans.