The three International Festivals were founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, a world-renowned meditation master and Teacher who inspired thousands of people around the world to apply the pure teachings of Buddha to their modern lives to solve their personal problems and discover a deep and lasting inner peace and happiness.

Through finding peace within our own hearts, developing the compassionate good heart of cherishing others, and working together with others, we can quickly find solutions to the world’s problems. In this way, there is great hope for peace in our world.

Kadampa Festivals are an important part of Venerable Geshe-la’s legacy giving people everywhere an opportunity to come together as an international family of spiritual practitioners and thus preserving our International Kadampa Buddhist Union.