Help and Information.

Please be sure to refresh the main Festival page each day to ensure you have the latest live links.

Session links in the Program table will become active at the times listed and will remain active until 24:00 (AEST) on 21 January. Click the session on the program table and you will be directed to a new page where you can then view the teaching.

You can visit any active session as many times as you wish. If you are not able to complete a session in one sitting, you can pause it and return to it later.
The following prayers will be recited during the Festival:

– Prayers for Meditation
– Treasury of Wisdom Sadhana
– Wishfulfilling Jewel
– Request to the Holy Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche from his Faithful Disciples
– Prayers for the Long Life of Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
Support your study, meditation and practice with items from Tharpa Australia. All profit from your purchases on Tharpa Australia is dedicated to public benefit through the International Temple’s Project. Visit the website here:
The Australian Festival is organised by the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU). Registered charity 1015054.

The profits from this Festival support the activities of the International Temples Project (ITP), a global charitable project founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

The ITP aims to introduce the Buddhist faith and practice of the New Kadampa Tradition publicly, and to exemplify contemporary Buddhist practice through service to the public.

Its scope and activities are constantly evolving in response to the needs of the ever-changing demands of busy lives. It presently achieves its aim through developing and building traditional and non-traditional temples and meditation and retreat centres, and through the activities of World Peace Cafés and Tharpa Publications.
We hope that your online Australian Festival experience will be smooth, however we recognise that sometimes you may experience some problems. This troubleshooting guide offers help for some of the most common issues. If you have further questions see the bottom of this section for further help options.

The link to a video does not work:
Session links will be made active at the starting time of each session. To see the latest active links you need to refresh the page.

The video does not play smoothly, stops suddenly or you have other issues related to playback:
Try one of the following:
– Lower the playback quality
– Try another wifi network or internet connection
– Try another device
– Try another browser (or an Incognito/private window)
– Try at a different time when your Internet connection is less busy

How long will the recordings be available online?
All sessions will remain active until 24.00 (AEST time) 21 January.

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