nordic dharma celebration 2019: developing inner strength

Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd November

about the event

The Nordic Dharma Celebration is an annual event, where people from the Nordic Region come together to enjoy teachings, meditations and receive an empowerment from the National Spiritual Director of the Nordic Region.

Gen Kelsang Dragpa will grant the empowerment of Buddha Vajrapani and give teachings on guarding the mind. The empowerment is a guided meditation and a special practice through which we can connect directly with Buddha Vajrapani and receive his powerful and inspiring blessings to help to control our mind.

We will learn how to guard our mind which is the very essence of Buddhist practice. Since the main causes of suffering are deluded and negative states of mind, to be free from suffering we must guard or protect our mind from delusions and inner negativity.

Everybody welcome.

the teacher

gen KELSANG dragpa

Gen Kelsang Dragpa is a Modern Kadampa Buddhist monk and the National Spiritual Director of the Nordic Region. He is the Principal Teacher at Nordic Kadampa Meditation Centre, Oslo.

He received ordination in 1993 from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche and is one of his most senior disciples. Gen Dragpa has taught extensively in the Netherlands, UK, Belgium and France.

His teachings are very practical and easy to understand. They offer profound solutions to our everyday problems.


travel & accommodation


 Fully Booked 

You can book a room at the festival hotel or choose from many other accommodation options in Oslo.

The festival hotel is Sta. Katarinahjemmet a simple and clean guesthouse.

Single room – 1200 nok for 2 nights (1st & 2nd November)

Breakfast not included. Accommodation must be paid for in full when booking (you can pay 25% deposit for festival attendance).

Accommodation cancellations can only be accepted 4 or more weeks before the event.  After this time we are unable to give refunds.

The guesthouse is inexpensive and is located just 2 minutes walk from the centre.

You can find out more about the festival hotel and other accommodation options below:  find out more…


Nordic Kadampa Meditation Centre is located in the heart of Oslo, in the popular area of Majorstuen. 

Oslo has two airports, Gardermoen and Torp. The centre can be easily reached from either by public transport.

The closest metro (T-Bane) station to the centre is Majorstuen. All metro lines travel to this station.

It is also possible to drive to the centre from nearby Sweden. There is paid on-street parking nearby.

details & bookings

The Venue

Nordisk Kadampa Meditasjonssenter

Majorstuveien 26, Oslo 0367

+47 45 05 19 28


Fee & Booking

Whole Celebration Fee: 1000 nok

1st November Fee: 200 nok

2nd November Fee : 575 nok

3rd November Fee: 500 nok

Lunch Fee Per Day: 75 nok

Single room for 2 nights: 1200 nok

Please register below. 25% deposit required. 

date & Time

1st – 3rd November 

1st November

Introduction – 19:00 – 20:30 

2nd November

Meditation, Vajrapani Empowerment & Teachings – 09:00 – 17:00

3rd November

Meditation & Teachings – 09:00 – 16:00