NKT Day | Saturday 1 April 2023

What is the NKT and what are the International Festivals? | 10am – 1pm

NKT Day is an annual celebration held on April 1st at Kadampa Centres worldwide, to commemorate the founding of NKTIKBU by Venerable Geshe Kelsang in 1991.

On this special day, we remember the extraordinary kindness of Venerable Geshe Kelsang in founding NKTIKBU and pray for the continued flourishing of his beneficial activities throughout the world.

This year we are holding a half day event for people to find out more about the NKT and the NKT International Festivals. These special international gatherings are held in the Spring, Summer and Fall of every year. They provide wonderful opportunities for people from all over the world to come together and enjoy receiving teachings, empowerments and engaging in spiritual practice in the company of the international Kadampa family.

In the morning, Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang will give a talk explaining Kadam Buddhism is and the benefits of attending the NKT International Festivals, which will be followed by refreshments. After this, there will be the opportunity to watch a new video presentation about the NKT and the festivals, and to talk to seasoned festival-goers about what to expect when you attend one of these special events.

Everyone is Welcome.


10am – 11.15am

Talk with Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang: What are NKT International Festivals?

11.15am – 12.15pm


12.15pm – 1pm

Video presentation & discussion with seasoned festival-goers