Welcome to the US Festival 2021!

This year's US Festival is being held online and in-person! People from around the United States have the opportunity to join into the Festival from home, and others will get to enjoy the Festival experience at the US World Peace Temple at Kadampa Meditation Center New York.
Solving Problems through the Wisdom of Emptiness

Solving Problems through the Wisdom of Emptiness

Empowerment of Prajnaparamita & Teachings on Emptiness

This year join hundreds of people from around the United States to receive the empowerment of Prajnaparamita, who is the manifestation of Buddha's Perfection of Wisdom. By receiving her blessings in this empowerment, we can deepen our experience of ultimate truth and come closer to a lasting answer to all our problems.

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

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 has been a disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for nearly 40 years and holds the lineages of his blessings in her heart.
She is an inspiring example of a modern Kadampa disciple who relies sincerely upon her Spiritual Guide in all her actions. Gen-la is greatly respected for the power and sincerity of her teachings and the warmth of her personality.

The Festival Teachers

The Festival Teachers

Being Guided by Senior NKT-IKBU Teachers

The US Festival provides a special opportunity to receive teachings and guidance from senior Kadampa teachers. Gen-la Dekyong, the Festival's principal teacher, will grant the empowerment of Prajnaparamita and give teachings on emptiness. Gen Demo will give the Festival introduction, Gen Chokyi will guide the morning meditations and Kadam Morten will guide the concluding retreat.

Online & In-Person!

Online & In-Person!

Special Opportunities

We are happy to announce that this year's US Festival will be both online & in-person. We have limited availability to enjoy the Festival experience at the US World Peace Temple in New York. Those who cannot attend in person can join into the Festival online with hundreds of others from around the United States. No matter how you join, the US Festival is a blessed and meaningful experience for all!

Registration Information

Registration Information

everyone welcome

The 2021 US Festival is happening June 18-23, with a full program of teachings, empowerment and meditations available online and in-person at KMC New York. This Festival is open to those who live in the United States.