There are currently more than 1,200 Kadampa Buddhist centers and branches in 40 countries around the world, each with qualified teachers and a full program of introductory classes, structured study programs and meditation retreats. Here are just some of our local sister centers – some have numerous branch locations throughout the Tri-State area.

KMC-New York and World Peace Temple in Glen Spey, NY
KMC-New York City in Manhattan, NYC (VMC members get 50% off most classes and events!)
KMC-Long Island in Huntington, NY
Vajralight Buddhist Center in Westchester, NY
Dharmachakra Kadampa Buddhist Center in Vauxhall, NJ


Fall Festival 2019: Finding the Sun of the Supreme Happiness of Enlightenment

IKRC Grand Canyon Arizona • Sep 27 – Oct 3
With Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong & Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab

The Festival will be held in the new Temple for World Peace and will be preceded by the official opening and blessing of the new Temple currently under construction on the site.

The Mirror of Dharma
During the week of teachings and meditations, Gen-la Dekyong and Gen-la Khyenrab will pass on the precious transmission blessings and commentary of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche's latest book, The Mirror of Dharma. There will also be a blessing empowerment of Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of compassion.


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2019 International Festival Dates & Websites

Every year the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU) – organizes a world-wide program of special courses on Buddhism and meditation that explain how to apply Buddha's teachings (Dharma) to modern living.  This includes International Festivals, National Festivals and Dharma Celebrations. The events vary in length from two days to two weeks, but whatever their duration they all offer a vacation with a difference – a chance to break free from the hectic routines of daily life and focus on the things that really matter. You will come away not only refreshed and relaxed but also spiritually re-energised.

International Summer Festival 2019
Manjushri Center, UK • July 26 – August 10

International Fall Festival 2019
International Kadampa Retreat Center Grand Canyon, USA • September 27 – October 3 (see above)

2020 International Festival Dates

International Spring Festival
Manjushri Center, UK • May 22 - 27 • Buddha Vajrapani Empowerment with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab

U.S. Festival
KMC-NY, Glen Spey, NY • June 12 – 17 • The Empowerment of Buddha Maitreya with Gen-la Dekyong

International Summer Festival
Manjushri Center, UK • July 24 – Aug 8
Week 1: Buddha Amitayus Empowerment and teachings on The New Eight Steps to Happiness with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong
Week 2: Buddha Green Tara Empowerment and teachings on Advice from Atisha's Heart with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa

Northeast Dharma Celebration
KMC-NY, Glen Spey, NY • Sept 11 – 13 • The Empowerment of Buddha Shakyamuni with Kadam Morten

International Fall Festival
Brisbane, Australia • Oct 2 – 8 2020 • Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerments of Heruka and Vajrayogini with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong