Northern Dharma Celebration

 Northern Dharma Celebration 2018 – Madhyamaka KMC – Sept 14 – 16
Je Tsongkhapa Empowerment with t
eachings on the Kadampa Way of Life

Enjoy a meaningful weekend of meditation and teachings to help increase your inner wisdom. The Northern Dharma Celebration is an annual event held in a peaceful and beautiful setting in Pocklington, near York. You will have the opportunity to relax, reflect and meditate in the company of like-minded people. By taking part in this weekend you will deepen your understanding of yourself and how to live a more meaningful life with wisdom.

The principal teacher this weekend will be Kadam Bridget Heyes, the UK National Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition.

She is a senior disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, our founder and world-renowned Buddhist author. Kadam Bridget has been practising meditation and Kadampa Buddhism for over 25 years. She is known for her powerful teachings, compassionate heart, and deep understanding of Buddha’s wisdom advice. Kadam Bridget’s teachings are exceptionally clear and she presents profound ideas in a way that are easy to practise and integrate into daily life. As a mother of two, she has a special insight into how to bring Buddhism alive to meet the demands of a busy modern life. Kadam Bridget shows an inspiring example for everyone on the spiritual path.


Everyone is welcome! You don’t need to be a Buddhist to take part in this wonderful event. The meditations and teachings will be suitable and beneficial to everyone, including those who have never meditated. Take this opportunity to “press pause” on your busy life and increase your inner wisdom. Not only you, but also your family, friends and co-workers will benefit from your participation in this event.




Prices for the whole weekend, including meditations, teachings and meals:

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6:00pm Supper

7:30pm Introduction


9:00am Meditation

11:00am Blessing empowerment

1:00pm Lunch

4:30pm Teaching with Kadam Bridget

6:00pm Supper

8:00pm Wishfulfilling Jewel Chanted Prayers.


9:00am Meditation

11:00 Teaching with Kadam Bridget

1:00pm Lunch

International Temples Project (ITP)

International Temples ProjectVenerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the founder of NKT, has dedicated his life to helping the people of this world find true happiness by developing inner peace, or peace of mind, through meditation and other practices.
He has designed an international education programme that provides everyone regardless of nationality, age or gender with the opportunity to learn simple techniques for developing the capacity of their mind and eventually attaining the permanent inner peace of enlightenment. To date, this programme has been implemented in over forty countries.
Geshe Kelsang’s compassionate intention is embodied in the International Temples Project (ITP), a unique international fund dedicated to public benefit. The ITP fosters the international development of a wide range of contemporary Buddhist institutions. These presently include Temples for World Peace, Kadampa Meditation Centres (KMCs), International Retreat Centres (IRCs), Kadampa Buddhist Centres (KBCs), World Peace Cafés, the International Schools Project, and Tharpa Publications. All these institutions provide a public service that exemplifies the Buddhist faith.
All International and National Festivals as well as Dharma Celebrations are hosted by KMCs and KBCs and many are held in the Temples for World Peace. The proceeds from all these courses are dedicated to public benefit through the ITP, so simply by attending them you are helping to bring peace into the hearts of this and future generations.



Bookings must be accompanied by a minimum 25% non-refundable nontransferable deposit.