Courses | Retreats | Events

Schedule:
10:00-11:15am – Session 1
11:45-1pm – Session 2

In-Person or Online

15 May | Half Day Course

The Path to Freedom: Introduction to Buddhism

with Gen Kelsang Namkhyen

Although Buddhism is an ancient religion that first appeared in the East, the practices taught by Buddha are timeless and universally applicable. These days, many people are discovering that Buddhism has answers to questions and solutions to problems that cannot be found anywhere else. On this half day course Gen Kelsang Namkhyen will give an introduction to some of Buddha’s essential teachings and what they can mean for us practically to deal with the problems of our life.

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

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Online

28 May – 2 June | International Spring Festival 2021

Buddha Shakyamuni Empowerment

& Commentary to Request to the Lord of All Lineages prayer

with Genla Kelsang Khyenrab, retired General Spiritual Director of the NKT

There are two things that our world badly needs right now:

  • Powerful blessings that will lift our minds and give us a renewed sense of purpose
  • An authentic spiritual path that leads us out of misery and pain to a lasting state of happiness – a path that is easy to understand and follow in this modern world

We will find both at the 2021 International Kadampa Spring Festival.

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Schedule:
10:00-11:15am – Session 1
11:45-1pm – Session 2

In-Person or Online

5 June | Half Day Course

Breaking Bad Habits

with Chantelle Davies

We often respond with the same negative states of mind, or delusions, to circumstances that we don’t like. On this course we learn how to identify and overcome these bad habits of mind.

“Delusions are just bad mental habits, and like all habits they can be broken. At the moment our mind is like muddy water, murky and polluted by delusions. However, just as it is possible to separate mud from water, so it is possible to purify the mind of all delusions. With no delusions remaining in our mind, there is nothing that can disturb our inner peace and joy.”

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso – How to Transform Your Life

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

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Schedule:
10:00-11:15am – Session 1
11:45-1pm – Session 2
2-3.15pm – Session 3

In-Person or Online

19 June | Day Course

Going Beyond Blame

with Gen Kelsang Namkhyen

When we experience life’s difficulties or are harmed by others it is tempting to blame the circumstances and resent others. However, this will only add more negativity to what has already been created. Blaming ourself also doesn’t solve the problem. On this day course we explore how Buddha teaches us to go beyond blame by understanding and seeing what happened in such a way that it will allow us to genuinely let go and move on being enriched by the experience.

Prices:
R240 | non-members
R180 | green members
R120 | blue members
Free for gold and benefactor members

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Schedule:
10:00-11:15am – Session 1
11:45-1pm – Session 2

In-Person or Online

3 July | Half Day Course

Love Without Pain

with Kriss Barker

Having good relationships with others, whether with our partner, relatives or friends, is important for our happiness. However, we often come into conflict with others because of misunderstanding and unrealistic expectations. Then we find it difficult to solve these problems and we can be resentful for a long time. On this course we learn practical advice from Buddha on how develop and maintain good relationships with everyone through developing love that comes without conditions.

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

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Online

30 July – 14 August | International Summer Festival 2021

The Very Essence of Modern Kadampa Buddhism

Two weeks of inspiring empowerments and teachings from the two most senior Teachers in NKT, with a short retreat in each week.

Week 1: July 30 – August 4
The Heart Practice 

Dorje Shugden Empowerment and Teachings on Lamrim
With Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, NKT-IKBU General Spiritual Director

Week 2: August 6 – 14 
Awakening our Buddha Nature

Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerments of Heruka and Vajrayogini
With Gen-la Kelsang Jampa, NKT-IKBU Deputy Spiritual Director

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