Each year the Festival ends with a dramatic presentation
of the Life of Buddha enacted by Kadampa students.
Click on the button above to watch a brief slide show of
this year's play. (A full video of the play will be published
Such is the power and practicality of Geshe-la's teachings
end of the Festival is a time not of sadness but of joy
— a time to take the next
step on the path.
The clarity of his advice on how to integrate the
teachings into our daily lives gives us confidence to go
back into the world strengthened and nourished, with a renewed
determination to apply the wisdom and compassion of Buddha
to every situation we meet.
And the fact that there is a network of nearly
800 Kadampa centers
and groups around the world, each with
a qualified Teacher trained by Geshe-la, as well as a superb
collection of his books readily
available, means that none of us need ever feel distant from
Geshe-la — or from the global
Even so, we all left, as Geshe-la recommended, carrying
a strong intention to meet again at the next
Hope you will be able to join us!
What was eaten?
3,800 lb potatoes
2,640 lb carrots
2,860 lb onions
2,080 lb rice
1,400 lb pasta
2,030 lb muesli
8,000 pints milk
35,250 bread rolls
44,000 pats of butter
1,700 gallons of soup