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Special Events
Day Courses,
Public Talks,


“What is enlightenment? It is the inner light of wisdom that is completely free from all mistaken appearance, and whose function is to bestow mental peace upon each and every living being every day.”

- Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso


NKT-IKBU International Fall Festival

Developing a Pure Heart

October 6th - 12th in at KMC Spain in Malaga Spain

with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab

At the Fall Festival 2023, Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab, retired General Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU, will grant the empowerment of Medicine Buddha and give teachings on the eleven reversals.

In spiritually degenerate times one of the most important practices is that of Medicine Buddha. The teachings on the eleven reversals reveal the essence of Buddha’s teachings of Sutra and Tantra.

By integrating the teachings on the eleven reversals into our daily life, and through relying on Medicine Buddha, we can free our mind from the inner poison of the delusions that are the root of all suffering. We will then be in a position to help others through healing actions.  

The Festival is set in the beautiful location of the World Peace Temple in Spain.  It is open to everyone and suitable for all levels of experience. 

Attending Online

In addition to attending the live in-person event, there will also be an opportunity to join the Festival online. All online sessions will be streamed 48 hours after the live session.



Meditation Retreat

Medicine Buddha: Healing for Our Heart

Saturday, October 21st • 10:30am - 2:30pm • $25

with Resident Teacher, Sarah Frew

Resident Teacher Sarah Frew will guide a meditation retreat based on the teachings and commentaries given at the International Fall Festival in Malaga, Spain. When we heal our mind through relying upon the beautiful practice of Medicine Buddha, we develop a special power of body, speech, and mind. We can then help others through healing actions from our heart. Each session will include gentle prayers and guided meditations. This event is suitable for everyone, Buddhist and non-Buddhist, because everyone needs a peaceful and healthy life.


Session 1: 10:30 - 11:30am

Session 2: 12:00 - 1:00pm

Lunch Break: 1:00 - 2:30pm

Session 3: 2:30 - 3:30pm

Registration coming soon!




Two Special Events!

with Guest Teacher, Gen Kelsang Demo

Friday, December 8th & Saturday, December 9th

Gen Kelsang Demo is the Midwestern US National Spiritual Director and the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Washington DC. She has been a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for more than 25 years and has been teaching Kadampa Buddhism since 1998. Gen Demo is deeply respected as a teacher and practitioner. She demonstrates a wealth of practical knowledge and provides clear and inspiring teachings for people of all levels of interest.


Talk: The Power of Love

Friday, December 8th • 7 - 8:30pm • $25

with Guest Teacher, Gen Kelsang Demo

Everyone welcome, no experience necessary

Popular quotes and sayings often point out the power of love. In Buddha's teachings we learn that real love has the power to completely transform our lives and the lives of others.  When we hold a strong loving mind, we experience the world in a different way. Our love protects us from negativity such as anger, jealousy and attachment, and it gives us the power, flexibility and energy to benefit and protect others. Enjoy this talk as a stand alone event, or use it to prepare your mind to receive the Empowerment of the Buddha of loving kindness, Buddha Maitreya.

Registration coming soon!

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The Blessing Empowerment of Buddha Maitreya

Saturday, December 9th • 11am - 5:30pm • $75

with Guest Teacher, Gen Kelsang Demo

& meditation led by Resident Teacher, Sarah Frew

Everyone Welcome, no experience necessary

Buddha Maitreya is the embodiment of the loving kindness of all the Enlightened Beings. The empowerment is a blissful guided meditation that connects us to Maitreya’s enlightened love and gives us great power for our spiritual development.

In the commentary we'll learn the special brief practice of Buddha Maitreya. Through identifying strongly with Maitreya's loving qualities, we will nurture them within ourselves. In this way we begin to become someone whose love transforms the world.

Registration coming soon!


Empowerment: 11:00am - 1:00pm

Commentary:  2:30 - 4:00pm

Meditation Practice: 4:30 - 5:30pm

(with Resident Teacher, Sarah Frew)

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