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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
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 kindnes, which can create profound change and healing in our world.
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
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.
Friday Night Introduction: Gen Kelsang Rigpa
Gen Rigpa is the Western US National Spiritual Director and the Resident Teacher at KMC Hollywood. His heartfelt and practical teachings are presented with warmth and humor, making them accessible to everyone. He shows the joy of living a spiritual life and is an inspiring example of Buddhism in practice.
Morning Meditations: Gen Kelsang Demo
Gen Demo is the Midwestern US National Spiritual Director and the Resident Teacher at KMC Washington DC. She is deeply respected as a teacher and practitioner. She demonstrates a wealth of practical knowledge and provides clear and inspiring teachings for people of all levels of interest.
Meditation Retreat: Kadam Morten Clausen
Kadam Morten is the Eastern US National Spiritual Director and the Resident Teacher at KMC New York. He is a greatly admired meditation teacher, especially known for his clarity, humor and inspirational presentation of Dharma. His teachings are always practical and easy to apply to everyday life. Through his gentle and joyful approach and his peaceful example, he has helped many people find true happiness in their hearts.