7 - 10th April 2023

Australian Dharma Celebration.

At this year’s Australian Dharma Celebration, Gen Kelsang Rabten will grant the empowerment of Vajrasattva, the Buddha of purification. The blessing ceremony will be followed by teachings on how to purify our negative karma by relying on Vajrasattva. 

We all need to purify because we all experience so many obstacles in our lives. For example, when we contemplate Dharma we may not develop joy, and when we meditate on Dharma we do not develop realisations. Also, our lives are filled with problems and difficulties that are said to be the effects of our previous negative actions. To reverse this situation now is the time to purify.

“Since purification is the root of future happiness and spiritual realisations, we should strive to cleanse our mind of delusions and negative karma by practising the meditation and recitation of Vajrasattva.”

- Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso


Event Location

Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia.

The Australian Dharma Celebration 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: $195

Per Day:

Friday: $25 | Saturday: $90 | Sunday: $75 | Mon: $35

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


Accommodation bookings include breakfast.

Single Ensuite Room: $360 whole event | Single Room: $270 whole event | Twin Room: $450 whole event | Double Room: $450 whole event | Dorm Room: $135 whole event | Pre-erected Tent with Single Bed: $225 whole event | Camping: $30 per night and $90 whole event

Late Bookings.

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

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

Online Bookings. If you are wanting to attend the festival online, you will need to contact us here.

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.