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25-27 June | South African Dharma Celebration 2021

Illuminating Wisdom

Blessing Empowerment of Buddha Manjushri

with Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang

The South African Dharma Celebration is a wonderful event that takes place once a year, and offers an opportunity for South Africans from all walks of life to come together to receive empowerment, listen to teachings and practice meditation. This year we will receive the empowerment of Buddha Manjushri, the Wisdom Buddha. If we wish to solve our own problems and the problems at large we definitely need wisdom. If we rely upon the wisdom of enlightened beings we can easily bring an end to all suffering.

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Schedule:
Session 1: 9.30-10.30am
Session 2: 11.30am-12.30pm

In-Person or Online

28 June

Post SADC Retreat

with Gen Kelsang Namkhyen

Join us on Monday 28th June for a short post SADC retreat. The retreat will give us the opportunity to put into practice what we have learned during the Dharma Celebration and to deepen our experience of it. The retreat is guided by Gen Kelsang Namkhyen and is streamed online. (Capetonians can also attend in-person at Tushita KMC).

The retreat costs R80 per session (free for all 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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Schedule:
Session 1: 10-11.15am
Session 2: 11.45am-1pm

In-Person or Online

17 July | Half Day Course

Silencing the Inner Critic

With Sheila Selfe

Many of us have a tendency to be too self-critical. This can affect our relationships, our work, and our ability to realise our full potential in life. On this course we will learn how to use meditation and ideas taught by Buddha to free ourselves from self critical thoughts, negative self-perceptions, and feelings of discouragement. Freeing ourself from these will unblock our good qualities, loving nature and spiritual potential.

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

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Online

30 July – 14 Aug | NKT-IKBU International Summer Festival

The Very Essence of Modern Kadampa Buddhism

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

In-Person or Online

28 Aug | Half Day Course

Dealing With Pain

With Gen Kelsang Namkhyen

Dealing with physical or mental pain is difficult, but we all have to learn this sooner or later. Buddha teaches us gentle methods without any negative side effects that help us to both reduce our pain and calm our mind, and to see pain in a more beneficial way and make it part of our spiritual path. We can discover where pain comes from and how we can finally abandon its root.
Prices:
R160 | non-members
R120 | green members
R80 | blue members
Free for gold and benefactor members

For more information about membership please click here.

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