Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700
Buddha said that all phenomena are like illusions. Buddha’s teaching on emptiness explain the way things actually exist as opposed to the way they appear. This knowledge gives us great power to free ourselves from every difficulty because the problems we face in life, which seem so solid and real, when seen through the eyes of wisdom disappear like a rainbow.
In this 1/2 day course, Gen Pagpa will explain how the wisdom of emptiness liberates us and makes our life unbelievably free and joyful. He will also explain how by understanding the true nature of reality we can learn to live lightly, freeing our self from physical suffering and mental pain.
Gen Kelsang Pagpa is the National Spiritual Director for the New Kadampa Tradition in South Africa. He is also the Resident Teacher of Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Centre in Cape Town and gives meditation classes, half-day courses, day and away retreats throughout the year. Gen Pagpa was ordained in 1996 by his Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
His heartfelt and practical teachings are presented with warmth and humor, making them accessible to everyone. He shows the joy of living a spiritual life, and is an inspiring example of Buddhism in practice. Through his clear presentation, he is able to help student discover for themselves how to integrate these timeless teachings into our modern world, making everyday life joyful and meaningful.