About Festivals & Dharma Celebrations

Our Nordic festivals and dharma celebrations draw people from throughout the region to receive teachings and empowerments from some of the most senior teachers of the New Kadampa Tradition. Hosted by various Kadampa Meditation Centres throughout the region, these events are a special opportunity to receive profound spiritual guidance and happiness. For those new to Buddhism, the teachings and meditations at these festivals provide deeper insight into the meaning and practical application of Buddha’s teachings.

Nordic Dharma Festival 2021

Title: Healing ourself and the world with wisdom

Blessing Empowerment of White Tara

19th – 21th Mar

Teaching on: Increasing our good fortune, long life and wisdom

We warmly invite you to take part in this very special online event organised by Nordic KMC Oslo.  At this 2021 Nordic Dharma Festival Gen-la Khyenrab (retired National Spiritual Director of the NT) will bestow the blessing empowerment of Buddha White Tara.

White Tara is a female enlightened being whose function is to bestow long life, good fortune and wisdom. We need a long life to complete our spiritual practice.
We need wisdom to free ourselves and others from our daily pain and problems and we need good fortune or positive energy to achieve a long-lasting experience of inner peace and happiness.

The compassion of all the Buddhas manifests in the form of  Arya White Tara. It is said that living beings receive Tara’s help as swiftly as the wind moves because she is a manifestation of the wind element of all the Buddhas. If we engage in the White Tara practice with an open mind we will experience its benefits quickly;
Through our own experience we will then be able to rely upon her with faith and quickly receive her protection from diseases
such as cancer and contagious diseases, the dangers of fire and other disasters. Ultimately she will guide us to the deathless state of Buddhahood.

Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab is the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada and the NKT National Spiritual Director for Canada. A retired General Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition (NKT-IKBU), he has trained closely with Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over thirty-five years and holds the lineages of his blessings in his heart. He is a very inspiring example of a pure practitioner of modern Kadampa Buddhism who relies sincerely upon his Spiritual Guide in all his actions.

Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab is an internationally renowned teacher and English Buddhist monk who is greatly admired throughout the world for his powerful teachings, his wisdom, as well as his pure example of humility and loving-kindness. He is also well-known for his deep understanding of Buddha’s teachings and his ability to convey their profound meaning in a very clear and accessible way.