Everyone is welcome to the 2013 NKT-IKBU International Spring Festival.
The Heart of Universal Compassion
Meditations, teachings and empowerment to transform your life
Based on the practice of Thousand-armed Avalokiteshvara
with Buddhist nun and international Meditation Teacher, Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang
Part I – May 24 – 27 – Meditation, teachings and empowerment
Part II – May 27 – 29 – Meditation retreat
This is a wonderful opportunity to experience modern Buddhism in action at an international level and enjoy an inspiring and meaningful spiritual retreat in a very special place. You will also meet and make some very special friends!
If you have not been to an NKT-IKBU International Festival before, the Spring Festival is the ideal place to start. See What to expect at the Festival.
Buddhism for the Modern World
Introduced into contemporary society by the world-renowned Buddhist Master Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, modern Buddhism brings the ancient wisdom of Buddha into the modern world and shows us how to integrate Buddhist meditation and other practices into our busy lives, whatever our nationality, gender or age.
Through these practices we can discover a deep inner peace, overcome problems and difficulties with a happy mind and realize the full potential of our human life.
At this spiritual festival, you will receive teachings and empowerment from Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang, the Deputy Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU, and enjoy daily meditation with people from all over the world who share a common wish to improve their human nature and qualities through developing the capacity of their mind.
Meditation for world peace
The main meditation practice taught at this festival will be the practice of the Compassion Buddha, Avalokiteshvara. This is a special practice involving meditation, visualisation and mantra recitation that enables us to develop our inner potentials for kindness and compassion and express them in very practical ways in our daily life.
Within modern Buddhism, this practice is regarded as a principal cause of world peace. The more people who learn it and put it into practice in their daily lives, the greater will be the prospect of peace in our world.
‘Only by creating peace within our own mind, and helping others to do the same can we hope to achieve peace in this world’.
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso