JLC is part of a global family of Buddhist practitioners who regularly gather together to enjoy spiritual breaks and holidays.  Due to the Covid-19 virus these events have been postponed, cancelled or are available on-line.  Find out more below and by following the links to the individual event pages:

International Festivals

International Festivals welcome people from all around the globe. The Spring and Summer Festivals are held here in the UK at the beautiful Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre in Cumbria, just three hours drive from JLC! There are often lifts available so get in touch if that would be helpful. More information can be found by following the links below.



Spring Festival 2020

May 22 - 27

The Power of Compassion

Summer Festival 2020

July 24 - August 8

The Joy of a Kadampa Life

Fall Festival 2020

October 2 - 8

The Gateway to Highest Yoga Tantra

Celebrations in the UK 2020

More details to follow

Gen-la Kelsong Dekyong

Courses with Gen-la Dekyong

There are other opportunities to hear our General Spiritual Director Gen-la Dekyong teach. We will list each of them here as information becomes available.

The Public Talk with Gen-la Dekyong "The Magic of Meditation" on March 15, 2020 has been cancelled.

NKT Day Retreat with Gen-la Dekyong

Apr 4, 2020

On this NKT Day, we remember the great kindness of our Founder and in celebration and gratitude, we offer him our deep faith – through collecting his name mantra in a one day retreat on Request to the Holy Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso from his Faithful Disciples. 

Gen-la Dekyong will guide and encourage us in this most special practice. 

What happens at a Festival or Celebration?

Festivals and celebrations offer an opportunity for us to enjoy a spiritual holiday. The daily timetable typically consists of teaching, meditation sessions and chanted prayers. You can attend as much or as little as you wish and there are cafes and stalls offering food, snacks and drinks with places to sit and enjoy them with friends. Click on the videos to get a flavour of the festival experience.

Volunteering at Festivals

One of the best things about NKT events is that they are organised and run by the people who attend them. If you wish to get involved there are opportunities to help with a range of activities during the festivals  - its a good way to meet others and to help make the festival run smoothly. You can also arrange to go on working visits to help with the pre festival set up and post festival pull down - contact Steve Cowing at Manjushri KMC for details of how to arrange such a visit.