Registration & Pricing

Celebration Fees

Pre-registration is required by December 1st if you wish to guarantee meal availability:

$135 for whole weekend (includes lunch and dinner Saturday, and lunch Sunday)

$85 for Saturday only (includes lunch and dinner)

$50 for Sunday only (includes lunch)

$5 for dinner on Friday


Children ages 0-3: Free

Children ages 4-10:  $5 for Friday only, $15 for Saturday only, $30 for whole weekend

General Information

Everyone must register at least 24 hours before arrival.

You will receive a letter confirming the details of your registration and payment. Please keep this safe and bring it with you to the Celebration. If you are not able to show your confirmation letter you will be required to show some form of photographic identification in order to register for the Celebration.

Early Arrivals and Late Stays

If you are arriving early or staying late to help with the Celebration, please make arrangements directly with KMC DC registration, by emailing


Children are always welcome at the Mid-Atlantic Dharma Celebration.  Although an adult guardian must be with the child at all times, there will be a video link room that will enable parents to watch a live feed of the teachings while still being close to their children. The video link is on the café level with a restroom close by for your convenience.  KMC DC can provide basic art supplies for kids, but you may wish to bring toys to keep your kids entertained during the weekend.

We will have a video-link on the first floor of the temple for young children and their parents to watch and enjoy the teachings.

Pricing for Children can be found in the “Celebration Fees” section.

Special Needs

There are wheelchair-accessible toilets and and entrances at the Celebration venue. For hard of hearing, please contact for special seating.



There is limited on street parking near the Temple.


Supporting the ITP

Profits raised by the Festival are dedicated for public benefit to the International Temples Project and used for the development of the KMCs and Temple Projects throughout the world.

Accommodations, dinner on Friday night, and parking are not included in the fees listed above. All meals are vegetarian and served on-site.


Lunch and dinner on Saturday, and lunch on Sunday are automatically included in the fees above for those who pre-register by the December 1st deadline.

Friday dinner is available separately for $5 per person. All meals are served on-site in the café. We will have additional seating in a dining tent.  We will also have a selection of teas, coffee, and desserts at the Celebration Café. There are multiple restaurants within walking distance of KMC DC.

All meals are vegetarian and may include wheat, egg, soy, and/or dairy products. We regret that it is not possible to provide for special diets during the Dharma Celebration.

Refund Policy

If you cancel before Friday, December 6 we will refund all except the non-refundable 30% deposit.

If you cancel on, or after, Friday December 6, no refunds can be given.

Exceptions may be made in circumstances such as sickness or bereavement; you may apply by e-mail to the Celebration Treasurer within 2 weeks of the end of the Celebration.

Any non-refunded fees arising from cancellations are donated to the NKT-IKBU International Temples Project.