Festival FAQs

Is this your first time attending a Kadampa Celebration?


Our annual Western Canada Dharma Celebration is a special event where people come together online from all across Western Canada to enjoy meditations and teachings.

If you’ve never attended a Kadampa Celebration before, see below for some useful information regarding the event.

Is the Celebration appropriate for beginners? 

Yes! What is so ingenious about Buddha’s teachings is that they can be heard and understood at many levels, and therefore can appeal to a great variety of people regardless of their experience.

Whether you know a little about Buddhism or nothing at all, the Celebration is designed to touch your heart.

Where does the Celebration take place? 

The event is being held online this year because of the impact COVID-19 has had on people gathering in one physical place.

How is each day structured? 

The Celebration starts with welcome and introduction on Friday evening.

The main event, the empowerment blessing ceremony, is on Saturday morning at 11am, followed by teachings from Saturday afternoon to Sunday.

On Saturday late afternoon, there are chanted prayers (attendance optional) online plus a group ZOOM chat.

You can find the full schedule here

Where do I stay?

Due to COVID-19, the celebration is online this year so you can access all the events from the comfort of your own home.