Courses | Retreats | Events

Streamed Online

24 July – 8 August

NKT-IKBU International Summer Festival 2020

The 2020 Online Summer Festival is a special opportunity to receive teachings and engage in meditations of Kadampa Buddhism online over a two-week period.

You can choose to join in week 1, week 2 or both weeks.
Everyone is welcome, regardless of age, nationality or experience.

It is a truly international event with thousands of people participating from all over the world who all share a common wish to improve themselves and their world through inner development.

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Streamed Online

15 Aug | Half Day Retreat

Learn to Meditate: Meditations for a Clear Mind

With Sheila Selfe ~ 10.00 – 13.00

On this short guided retreat we learn how to meditate on the mind itself and experience the clarity and peace that comes from stopping the usual business of our thoughts. When our mind is peaceful, free from mental discomfort and worries, we will come to experience true happiness from within.

R160 | Non-members
R120 | Green Members
R80 | Blue Members
Free for Gold Members and Benefactors

For more information about membership please click here.

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Streamed Online

22 Aug | Half Day Course

Solving Our Problems Through Meditation

With Kelsang Sangkyong ~ 10.00 – 13.00

On this course we discover how we can permanently heal our mental pain and discomfort through meditation, and find a real source of happiness and wellbeing inside our own mind.

R160 | Non-members
R120 | Green Members
R80 | Blue Members
Free for Gold Members and Benefactors

For more information about membership please click here.

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Streamed Online

5-6 Sept | Buddha Shakyamuni Empowerment

A Gift of Love

With Gen Kelsang Namkhyen

Buddha Shakyamuni is the Founder of Buddhism in this world. By receiving the blessing empowerment of Buddha Shakyamuni we will make a special connection with him and receive powerful blessings that will help transform our mind from an ordinary, worried or painful state into a more enlightened, peaceful and happy state of mind.

On Saturday we will receive the empowerment and a commentary on how to how to continue to receive Buddha’s blessings after the empowerment and how to use these blessings to make quick progress in our meditation practice. On Sunday morning we engage in a short retreat on how we can develop the wish to attain Buddha’s qualities ourself so that we can really benefit others.

Everyone is welcome!

R350 | Free for Gold Members and Benefactors

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Yet to be confirmed

19 Sep | Half Day Course

The Power of Our Imagination: An Introduction to Tantra 

With Gen Kelsang Namkhyen ~ 10.00 – 13.00

We often underestimate the power of our imagination, because we think it is just fantasy. However our imagination creates our reality. Whatever we have created started first in our imagination. If we cannot imagine something it cannot come into being. If we cannot imagine ourself to be any other than we are, we cannot grow. In Tantra we use our imagination to see what we could become, an enlightened being, and use this as tool to overcome our limitations and develop good qualities. This half day course will give an introduction to using our imagination in this way.

 

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Yet to be confirmed

3 Oct | Half Day Retreat

Learn to Meditate: Meditations for a Kind Heart

With Matevhu Davhana ~ 10.00 – 13.00

A kind heart is a special mental attitude that cherishes other people at least as much as we cherish ourselves. Learning to cherish others is the best way to improve our relationships and find real happiness. On this retreat we learn and practise powerful meditations to open our heart.

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Yet to be confirmed

17 Oct | Day Course

Seeing Beyond the Illusion of Things

With Gen Kelsang Namkhyen ~ 10.00 – 15.30

On this day course we examine how real is the reality that we normally see. Buddha said that all phenomena are like illusions, like dreams, but this is not what we normally see. It is because we don’t realize this that we experience problems and suffering. Understand how things really exist is the universal solution that solves all problems. With this understanding we will come to experience permanent, inner peace and lasting happiness.

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Streamed Online

23-29 October

NKT-IKBU International Fall Festival

The International Fall Festival 2020 will be held online October 23-29. with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, General Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU.

Gen-la will grant empowerment and teachings of Medicine Buddha.

More information soon – watch this space!

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Yet to be confirmed

21 Nov | Day Course

Compassion, Our Real Inner Protector

With Gen Kelsang Namkhyen ~ 10.00 – 15.30

With compassion we won’t see anyone as our enemy and we will never develop negative minds towards them. Instead we will always have positive, beneficial minds towards everyone. In this way we cannot be harmed by anyone and we will never create problems for others. On this day course we learn how to develop and increase our compassion, using the practice of Buddha Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion.

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Yet to be confirmed

4-7 Dec | Away Retreat

The Healing Power of Love

More information follows …

 

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