Stockholm, Sweden


March 17 - 19, 2023


395-750 kr

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Nordic National Festival 2023

The Buddhist Way of Loving Kindness
The Blessing Empowerment of Buddha Maitreya

17-19 March 2023

Welcome to the Nordic National Festival at the beautiful City Temple in Stockholm with Buddhist monk Gen-la Kelsang Thubten. This festival is a wonderful opportunity to receive practical and inspiring teachings on Modern Buddhism and to enjoy peaceful meditations in the company of people from throughout the Nordic Region.

At this special event Gen-la Thubten will grant the empowerment of Buddha Maitreya who is the embodiment of the loving kindness of all the Buddhas. The empowerment is a blissful guided meditation through which we can draw closer to Buddha Maitreya, receive powerful and inspiring blessings and deepen our experience of loving kindness.

When we have a strong loving mind, our whole experience of the world changes. In addition, others feel this change and respond to it. In this way love has the power to transform our world.

In the commentary we will learn about the special practice of Buddha Maitreya and by identifying with this Buddha’s good qualities, we nurture them within ourselves. In this way we become someone whose love actually transforms the world.

Feel empowered to make a positive difference in your life and in the world – everyone is welcome!

The Festival

The Nordic National Festival is open to everyone. Enjoy an inspiring weekend with people from all over the Nordic region, developing inner peace through the practices of meditation and modern Buddhism. Come away refreshed, energized and inspired – equipped with powerful inner tools to transform your everyday life into a joyful and meaningful spiritual journey. In this way, you can bring happiness to both yourself and to those that you live and work with.

The festival will be taught in clear and easy to understand English.

Online Attendance

A video recorded online option is also available for those who cannot attend in-person.  The Introduction will be available from 11.00 on Monday 20th March, and the rest of the video recordings will be available from 11.00 on Tuesday 21st March.  They will be available until 23.59 on Sunday 26th March, with the exception of the Empowerment which will only be available for 24 hours, from 11.00 Tuesday 21st to 11.00 Wednesday 22nd March. 

  • The empowerment of Buddha Maitreya will be avaiable online for only 24 hours. There is no possibility to see it afterwards, 
  • To receive the commentary you must attend the empowerment.

Audio recordings

For those who book the full event there is an additional option of purchasing downloadable audio recordings of the teachings of the festival. The meditation sessions will not be included. 

Gen-la Kelsang Thubten

Gen-la Kelsang Thubten

Gen-la Kelsang Thubten is a senior Teacher who has been a disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for forty years and was the principal editor for many of his books. Having taught internationally for many years, Gen-la brings a wealth of practical and meditative experience to his teachings. He is renowned for his ability to present the many deep meanings contained within Venerable Geshe-la’s books and to show how to integrate these meanings into daily life.


Friday 17 March

19:00 – 20:30 | Introduction

Saturday 18 March

09:00 – 10:00 | Meditation

11:00 – 13:00 | Empowerment

15:00 – 16:30 | Teaching

18:00 – 19:15 | Wishfulfilling Jewel with Tsog

Sunday 19 March

09:00 – 10:00 | Meditation

11:00 – 12:30 | Teaching

14:30 – 16:00 | Teaching

Cost & Booking


Whole Event + Audio recordings 850 SEK
Whole Event: 750 SEK
Friday & Saturday: 490 SEK
Saturday & Sunday: 650 SEK
Saturday only: 395 SEK

Whole Event (Online) + Audio recordings 850 SEK
Whole Event (Online): 750 SEK

Pre-order Lunch:
Saturday: 70 kr
Sunday: 70 kr
Both days: 140 kr

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