This is the free day, the day off between parts 1 and 2 of the festival, but the festival grounds are anything but tranquil.
Of course, many people literally went to the hills to enjoy the beautiful Lake District and maybe tea and scones in a picturesque village. Or you are strolling through the local market town of Ulverston to enjoy its cobbles and colorful houses, and perhaps stock up on supplies. Others, staying even closer, enjoy the woods and beach at Manjushri Center, read their notes and simply spend a quiet day.
 But the grounds are busy as many benevolent trainees volunteer to help prepare and accommodate more than 1,500 new arriving, and to prepare for the initiatives. In total, more than 3,500 people will receive the highest powers of Tantra Yoga from Glorious Heruka and the Venerable Vajrayogini, making it the largest festival since 2009 when the Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche taught at the Festival. summer. As the saying goes, how propitious! Really an object of joy!
Throughout the day, practitioners arrived to be welcomed with open arms and smiles. Traveling to Manjushri KMC for such a magical event is like a pilgrimage. And the sight of the Conishead Priory arrows and the golden vajras of the temple are never less impressive. Here we are! We arrived at the gates of the mandala, the spiritual guide's house, the mother center of our tradition. We arrived at the source. It's amazing!