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Saturday 18 Sep.
8.30-9.30 Meditation
11.00-13.00 Empowerment
15.00-16.30 Commentary

Sunday 19 Sep. (retreat)
10.00-11.00 Session 1
12.00-13.00 Session 2

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18-19 Sept. | Empowerment

King of the Dharma

Je Tsongkhapa Empowerment

With Gen Kelsang Namkhyen

An empowerment is a blissful guided meditation through which we receive a Buddha’s inspiring blessings. Gen Kelsang Namkhyen will grant the empowerment of Je Tsongkhapa, who is an emanation of Avalokiteshvara, Manjushri, and Vajrapani. Through receiving the empowerment we connect with a powerful source of compassion, wisdom and spiritual power that will sustain us throughout our spiritual life.

Gen Namkhyen will also explain the essential practice of Heart Jewel, daily prayers Kadampa Buddhists all over the world engage in. By relying upon this practice we can purify negativity, accumulate merit, and receive blessings. In this way, we will naturally accomplish all the realizations of the stages of the path of Sutra and Tantra, and in particular we will attain a very special Dharma wisdom.

On Sunday there is a short retreat to gain more familiarity with the practices that we can do in conjunction with Je Tsongkhapa.


Saturday only
R350 | non-members, green and blue members
Free for gold members and benefactors

Whole event
R540 | Non-members
R495 | Green members
R445 | Blue members
Free for gold members and benefactors

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Session 1: 10-11.15am
Session 2: 11.45am-1pm

In-Person or Online

2 Oct. | Half Day Course

Confidence Amidst Change

With Kriss Barker

In times of turmoil and change it is easy to lose confidence about where we stand and where we should go with our life. On this course we explore how we can use Buddha’s teachings to give us a direction and inner certainty that cannot be shaken be changing external conditions.

R160 | non-members
R120 | green members
R80 | blue members
Free for gold and benefactor members

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22-28 Oct. | Fall Festival

The Path to Heaven

Green Tara Empowerment & teachings on Tara Powa

With Genla Kelsang Dekyong

At the Festival, Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, Spiritual Director of NKT, will grant the empowerment of Buddha Green Tara and give teachings on The Path to Heaven, the transference of consciousness (powa) practice of Arya Tara.

These teachings are open to everyone from complete beginners to those with previous experience.

Special blessing
Kadampa Buddhists have a special relationship with Arya Tara because she promised Atisha she would protect his followers in the future. How fortunate therefore to receive the blessings of Tara directly from the Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition.

Profound practice
The practice of transference of consciousness of Arya Tara is a special practice taught by Buddha. Based on self-generation as Tara, we train in special meditations to transfer our consciousness to the heart of Guru Tara. With faith and training we can can go to Tara’s Pure Land at the time of death using this profound practice.

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