This year we are delighted to invite Gen Kelsang Rigpa, the Western US Spiritual director for the NKT-IKBU to visit the Northwest and offer Dorje Shugden empowerment and teachings at the Northwest Dharma Celebration in Seattle.

During this special event, Gen Rigpa will grant the blessing empowerment of the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. The experience of inner peace and confidence that comes from practicing Buddha’s teachings is our most precious possession. Through receiving the inspiring blessings of Dorje Shugden, we can pacify all the outer and inner obstacles that keep us stuck in old patterns, and collect the favorable conditions that we need to move forward in our Dharma practice and awaken our Buddha nature.

The Celebration will be held at KMC Washington – a Kadampa Temple in Seattle dedicated to World Peace which arose from the vision of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the Founder of the New Kadampa Tradition, as part of the International Temples Project (ITP).

NWDC 2018 Schedule


5:30–7:00 PM Dinner option $5
7:30 PM Introduction


7:30–8:30 AM Breakfast Bar $3
9:00-10:00 AM Meditation
11:00 AM-1:00 PM Empowerment
1:00–2:30 PM Lunch
3:30-5:00 PM Commentary
5:30–6:30 PM Dinner


7:30-8:30 AM Breakfast Bar $3
9:00-10:00 AM Meditation
11:00 AM-12:30 PM Commentary
12:30–2:00 PM Lunch
2:30-4:00 PM Commentary