These are opportunities to take your practice deeper and learn about specific Buddhist practices. Some events are just 4 hours, all the way to week long events. You stay as long as you can. There are multiple benefits from attending such as reducing distractions and improving your concentration and increasing your familiarity with peaceful and positive states of mind. These events are also wonderful ways to meet like-minded people who share the same interest and are supportive of spiritual practice.
Regional, National & International Kadampa Buddhist events.
Every year the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU) organizes three International Festivals of modern Kadampa Buddhism taught by senior Teachers.