New Zealand Dharma Celebration 2021 • Online


Live-stream / Online


Fri - Tue 23 - 27 Apr




  • Gen Kelsang Rabten
    Gen Kelsang Rabten
    National Spiritual Director

    Gen Kelsang Rabten is an internationally renowned teacher and Kadampa Buddhist monk and the NKT-IKBU National Spiritual Director of Kadampa Buddhism for New Zealand, Australia and South East Asia. He has studied and taught modern Kadampa Buddhism for more than 25 years. He is much loved for his insight, humour and practical explanations of meditation and Buddhism.

  • Kelsang Luma
    Kelsang Luma
    Resident Teacher in Christchurch

    Kelsang Luma is a Buddhist nun and the Resident Teacher of Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre in Christchurch. Luma has studied and taught modern Kadampa Buddhism for more than 15 years and has dedicated her life to helping people solve their problems through Buddha’s timeless instructions.

    Luma gives clear and practical teachings, sharing her deep understanding of the Buddhist path. Through her teachings and example she shows us how we can easily integrate Buddha’s wisdom into our modern lives.

  • Kelsang Shechog
    Kelsang Shechog
    Resident Teacher

    Kelsang Shechog is a Buddhist nun and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington. Shechog has been practising and teaching Kadampa Buddhism for over 16 years. Her teachings are exceptionally clear and she presents profound ideas in a way that is easily accessible and applicable to modern life. Shechog is much loved for her gentle manner, kind heart and for showing an inspiring example for everyone on the spiritual path.
    Kelsang Shechog teaches at the Centre in Island Bay and various classes around the Wellington area as well as our Foundation Programmes.

New Zealand Dharma Celebration 2021 • Online

About the Celebration

Dharma Celebration: 23 – 26 April, 2021
Post-Celebration Retreat: 26 – 27 April, 2021

Gen Rabten will take us on a guided meditative journey, granting the empowerment of Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion. Our hearts will be connected to enlightened love, compassion and powerful inspiration.

Following the blessing ceremony, for the first time in New Zealand, Gen Rabten will teach “Essential Insights into the Avalokiteshvara Sadhana” from Venerable Geshe-la’s latest release, The Mirror of Dharma with Additions.

For more information visit the NZ Dharma Celebration website:

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