nordic festival 2020

Awakening our good heart

Friday 13th – Sunday 15th March

about the event

During the weekend Gen-la Thubten will share his deep understanding of the teachings on compassion, guiding us to develop a peaceful mind and to realize our full spiritual potential. In this way, we can be free from negativity, solve our problems, increase our happiness and help others.

Through receiving the empowerment of 1000-armed Avalokiteshvara in the form of a deeply peaceful guided meditation, and putting Buddha’s advice into practice, we can awaken our potential to learn to live with a truly compassionate, wise and joyful heart.

the teacher

Gen-la Kelsang Thubten

Gen-la Kelsang Thubten is a senior Teacher of Modern Kadampa Buddhism 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.



travel & accommodation


 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 (13th & 14th March)

Breakfast not included.

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 Festival Fee: 850 nok

Friday: 200 nok

Saturday: 650 nok

Sunday: 300 nok

Lunch on Saturday: 75 nok

Single room for 2 nights: 1200 nok

date & Time

13th – 15th March

13th March

Introduction – 19:00 – 20:30 

14th March

Meditation, 1000 Armed Avalokiteshvara Empowerment & Teachings – 09:00 – 17:00

15th March

Meditation & Teachings – 09:00 – 12:30