More often than not, our experience of negativity and problems in our life can feel like objective reality. Meanwhile, the lasting happiness of enlightenment often feels like an unattainable goal. Through his kindness, Venerable Geshe-la has revealed that the things we normally see do not exist. From this profound insight we can know the following:

“Attaining Enlightenment is very simple. All we need to do is purify our mind.”

                                                            – Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

All Buddhas specifically appear in the form of Buddha Vajrasattva to purify the minds of living beings. Through receiving the blessing empowerment of this Buddha, we can purify the negativities in our mind and begin to experience our limitless potential for a deeply meaningful and happy life.Inspired by Geshe Kelsang, the Northeast Dharma Celebration is an opportunity for people in the Northeast to come together to receive inspiration and blessings from the empowerment, teachings, guided meditations and retreat sessions.

Held at KMC New York, home of the US Kadampa World Peace Temple, which is located amidst 82 acres of peaceful woodlands, the NEDC provides all the perfect conditions to enjoy a truly meaningful holiday. Kadam Morten Clausen is the Eastern US National Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition and Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center New York City.

In addition, senior Kadampa Teachers will also be guiding meditations throughout the event. Learn more about the Celebration’s Teachers.


Full Celebration (Aug 31-Sep 4): $145

Or you can register for part of the Celebration. Daily rates are as follows:

Friday Only (Aug 31): $15
Saturday Only (Sep 1): $75
Sunday Only (Sep 2): $50
Monday Only (Sep 3): $20

Profits raised by the Festival are dedicated for public benefit to the International Temples Project and used for the development of the KMCs and Temple Projects throughout the world.