NKT Day - Kadampa Meditation Centre Victoria

CELEBRATE NKT DAY | Sat. April 1

The first Saturday in April is set aside to commemorate the founding of the NKT-IKBU by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche in 1991.  The occasion is marked by special events, pujas and dedications at Kadampa Centers worldwide. Prayers are made for the flourishing of Kadam Dharma throughout the world so that all living beings might quickly find permanent inner peace.  Above all, we remember the extraordinary kindness of Venerable Geshe Kelsang in founding the NKT-IKBU.

NKT DAY Celebration at KMC Victoria

Saturday, April 1

10.00am – 1.00pm

  • Meditation and prayers begin at 10.00am.
  • Potluck vegetarian lunch at 11.30am.
  • Please bring a vegetarian treat to share.
  • We will be screening a new International Festivals video!

If you have been thinking of attending a Kadampa festival, or would like to learn more, please drop by!

THE NEW KADAMPA TRADITION on VANCOUVER ISLAND

At the heart of the New Kadampa Tradition is the practice of Kadampa Buddhism, a lineage which started with Buddha himself and then traveled through India and into Tibet. The lineage came to the West in 1977 with the arrival of Buddhist Master, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

Geshe Kelsang has been a key figure in the flourishing of Dharma throughout the world. He founded The New Kadampa Tradition in 1991 and subsequently opened 1,400 centers and branches worldwide, composed 24 books which have been translated into many languages, built World Peace Temples in various countries, and established study and meditation programs geared towards modern people.