29 Dec 2023 - 3 Jan 2024

Australian Festival.

Join us at the 2023 Australian Festival, where Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang will grant the empowerment of the great Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden and give teachings on Heart Jewel.

Dorje Shugden is an emanation of the Wisdom Buddha Manjushri whose sole purpose is to eliminate the outer and inner obstacles to our spiritual path. By attending this festival and receiving the empowerment you will deepen your connection with this powerful protector and invite his blessings into your life. Gen-la Kunsang will then give a commentary to Heart Jewel, the Guru Yoga of Je Tsongkhapa and the heart practice of the New Kadampa Tradition. This practice creates perfect conditions for our spiritual life and maintains our connection with our dear Spiritual Guide, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

This festival is our special spiritual holiday and a wonderful opportunity to experience the transformative power of Kadam Dharma with our national Sangha community.


Event Location

Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia.

The Australian Festival 2023 will be held at Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia (KMCA) which is the national centre for Kadampa Buddhism in Australia.

Located an hour outside of Melbourne in the lush forest of the Dandenong Ranges, it is the perfect place for experiencing inner peace.

- 25 McCarthy Road, Monbulk VIC -

Festival Fees.

Bookings can be for whole event or per day and excludes accommodation fees. Lunch and dinner is included within the course fee.

Whole event: $320

Per Day:

Friday: $25 | Saturday: $90 | Sunday: $75 | Mon: $75 | Tues: $60 | Wed: $35

Festival must be paid in full at the time of registration.


Accommodation bookings include breakfast.

Single Ensuite Room: $600 whole event | Single Room: $450 whole event | Twin Room: $750 whole event | Double Room: $750 whole event | Dorm Room: $225 whole event | Pre-erected Tent with Single Bed: $375 whole event | Camping: $150 whole event OR $30 per night

Online Booking.

Online bookings are for the whole event only: $320

Online links will be emailed on the 20th of December to those who have booked.  Each session will become available 48 hours after the session begins and will be available until Sunday, January 21st to view. The Empowerment will be available to view for 24 hours only.

Late Bookings.

Bookings close 24 hours prior to the start of the event.

See Terms & Conditions for the full payment and cancellation policy.

Audio Recordings.

Audio recordings are of teaching sessions only and do not include the empowerment, guided meditation or retreat sessions.

They can be purchased when making a booking. 

Audio Recordings are only available to those who have booked the festival.