April 26 - May 1, 2019
In this Festival, Gen-la Jampa will grant the blessing empowerment of Medicine Buddha and give commentary to the practice.
Medicine Buddha is the embodiment of all enlightened healing, and a reflection of our own potential for enlightenment. He shows us who we can become.
Through the practice of Medicine Buddha, we can effect profound and lasting transformation of ourselves and others. It is said that the power of this practice becomes greater as confusion and conflict in this world increase, so this practice is especially vital for us now. We can become medicine for this world.
- Friday evening: Introduction
- Saturday: Morning meditation followed by the empowerment of the Medicine Buddha. In the afternoon commentary will be given by Gen-la Jampa
- Sunday & Monday: Morning meditation followed by two commentaries/teachings with Gen-la Jampa
- Monday evening through Wednesday Lunch: Guided retreat
US World Peace Temple
The Festival will be held at Kadampa Meditation Center New York (KMC NY), the national temple for the New Kadampa Tradition in the United States and one of only four traditional Kadampa temples in the world.
Located just two hours outside of New York City, amid 82 acres of lush woodland in the colorful Upper Delaware River Valley, KMC NY is an ideal setting for the US Festival. In addition to the spiritual program, Festival-goers will have plenty of time to enjoy being with spiritual friends, hikes on one of many nature trails, and space to be still and introspective. Lunch and dinner are offered by the Festival. Delicious desserts, snacks, coffee, tea and cold drinks are offered in the World Peace Café located within the World Peace Temple. Light fare and meals also available at the Nectar Café located in the Main House.
Full details and registration here: kadampafestivalus.org