• International Summer Festival at KMC FL 2021

    Friday, July 30th-Saturday, August 14th, 7:30 pm - 12:00 pm

  • About This Event

    The NKT-IKBU International Summer Festival 2021, July 30 – August 14 – two weeks of inspiring empowerments and teachings from the two most senior Teachers in NKT, with a short retreat in each week – a rare and precious opportunity to enjoy the essential practices of Modern Kadampa Buddhism  wherever you are in the world.

    Week 1: July 30 – August 4
    The Heart Practice 

    • Dorje Shugden Empowerment and Teachings on Lamrim
      With Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, NKT-IKBU General Spiritual Director

    Week 2: August 6 – 14 
    Awakening our Buddha Nature

    • Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerments of Heruka and Vajrayogini
      With Gen-la Kelsang Jampa, NKT-IKBU Deputy Spiritual Director

    You’re invited to join in a unique online festival experience at the Kadampa Meditation Center in Sarasota, FL!

    Join your Kadampa family for the International Summer Festival Empowerments and Teachings at KMC Florida! Please note that the empowerment, teachings, and retreat will be available ONLINE only.

    • Participate and engage in the full ritual of the HYT Empowerment of Vajrayogini and Heruka just as if you were at Manjushri KMC!
    • Connect with your Sangha friends in-person
    • Enjoy the cafe and gift shop
    • Watch the Festival with Gen Dorje and Sangha

    Instructions to Watch this Event at KMC FL

    You must pre-register below.

    Please register by 5:00pm on Friday before the event for a smooth check-in process.

    The empowerments and teachings will be livestreamed at the Temple.  The Empowerments will be LIVE with no recording. Please arrive 30 minutes before the Empowerments and be sure to have your Summer Festival Registration with you. You can bring your own offering or we will have offerings available for purchase before the event.

  • Event Schedule

    The complete program schedule for this two week event can be found by clicking on the link:

    Program & Time zones - Kadampa Festivals

    We will be livestreaming the teachings and empowerments during the scheduled live stream time, Eastern Daylight Time zone.

    The Following Sessions are Available at the SCHEDULED TIME ONLY:

    • Empowerment of Dorje Shugden with Wishfulfilling Jewel tsog offering, with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong (Saturday, July 31, 2021:  4 - 6pm)
    • Heruka Empowerment Preparation with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa (Friday, August 6, 2021: 4 - 6pm)
    • Heruka Empowerment with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa (Saturday, August 7, 2021: 10am- 12pm)
    • Heruka Empowerment with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa with Assembly of Good Fortune Tsog Offering (Saturday, August 7, 2021: 4-6:30pm)
    • Vajrayogini Empowerment with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa (Sunday, August 8, 2021: 10am - 1pm)
  • Cost

    The cost per person for this event is as follows:
    (Click here to find out about becoming a Temple Supporter)

    Cost per person - Weekend 1  Free
    Cost per person - Weekend 2 (Saturday & Sunday Lunch Included) $10
    Weekend Accommodations (Per Person) Breakfast Included with Accommodations
    Single $95/night (2 night minimum)
    Double $65/night (2 night minimum)
    Dorm $45/night (2 night minimum)


    If accommodations are full or you would like to book for the entire week please call us to be put on wait list at 941-373-1600.

  • STEP ONE: Select your ticket option(s):

    Bookings are closed for this event.