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 Vajrasattva empowerment and teachings at the Northwest Dharma Celebration in Seattle.

We will have the opportunity to receive the blessings of Buddha Vajrasattva and learn how to put these ancient instructions into practice. Gen Rigpa will teach us the beautiful practice of purification, whereby we can deeply let go of the past and truly move forward and realize our potential, the awakened mind of a Buddha.

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 2017 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
7:00-8:00 PM WFJ w/tsog


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