The Spring Festival was inaugurated by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, who taught fifteen Spring Festivals at Manjushri KMC between 1995 and 2009.
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche is a contemporary Buddhist meditation master and holder of the Ganden Oral Lineage of Mahamudra who had pioneered the introduction of modern Buddhism into contemporary society.
Through over 30 years of teachings, 22 authoritative books and a global network of Temples and meditation centres that he has established, he has made the immensely practical teachings of Buddha available to us in a form we can easily understand and practise in our busy modern lives. His profound personal experience of the entire path to enlightenment is revealed in the 22 authoritative books on Buddhism and meditation he has written.
His deep wisdom, clarity, and ability to convey even the most subtle teachings of Buddha to the people of the modern world are revealed in the thousands of inspiring teachings he has given worldwide in the last 40 years.
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso teaches that all the problems we face in the world originate in the mind and that the only way to solve them and to find true happiness, both for ourselves individually and for society as a whole, is to learn to improve our mind.