Some helpful details and information about the New Zealand Kadampa Festival.


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

Session links in the Programme table will become active at the times listed and will remain active until 24:00 (NZDT) on 11 December. Click the session on the programme table 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.

Please note: the empowerment will only be available for viewing at 11am – 1pm on 27 November. The empowerment will not be available to view later or again.

Prayer Booklets

The following prayers will be recited during the Festival:

– Prayers for Meditation
– The Yoga of Great Mother Prajnaparamita Sadhana
– Wishfulfilling Jewel
– Request to the Holy Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche from his Faithful Disciples
– Prayers for the Long Life of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche


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We hope that your online NZ Kadampa 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, except for the empowerment, will remain active until 24.00 11 December.

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