The Healing Power of Meditation • New Zealand Dharma Celebration 2022


Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington (old)
94 Derwent St, Island Bay, Wellington
Fri - Mon 22 - 25 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 southeast Asia. He has studied and taught modern Kadampa Buddhism for more than 27 years. He is much loved for his insight, humour and practical explanations of meditation and Buddhism.


The Healing Power of Meditation • New Zealand Dharma Celebration 2022

About the Celebration

Empowerment of Buddha White Tara and teachings on the healing power of meditation.

White Tara is a female enlightened being who helps us ‘as swiftly as the wind moves’. Her function is to bestow long life, wisdom and good fortune. It is said that those who rely upon her are protected from danger and disease.

At the 2022 New Zealand Dharma Celebration, the NKT National Spiritual Director for New Zealand, Gen Kelsang Rabten, will grant the blessing empowerment of White Tara. Take a break from ordinary appearances and be guided on a meditative journey to the enlightened world of White Tara.
Gen Rabten will then explain how to heal the body and mind through developing deep inner peace in teachings on the healing power of meditation.


In-Person: $175 (includes morning tea)

Online: $160

Additionally, those who book can purchase audio recordings for $45.

Online Replay

All teaching and meditation sessions will be available to view online live or on replay until 10 May including.

Please note: The empowerment session and chanted prayers will only be available live at the designated time.


We will be screening all sessions at the Centre. Please feel warmly invited to join us


Booking is required to secure your place. Please visit the NZ Dharma Celebration website for more information and to book.


Please visit the NZ Dharma Celebration website for the timetable.

Post-Celebration Retreat

Extend your spiritual holiday and deepen your connection with White Tara in our post-Dharma Celebration retreat. This retreat will be led by Kelsang Luma, Resident Teacher of Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre in Christchurch.

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Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington has been relocated to Khandallah, in a tranquil and lush location yet close to public transport and parking. Our new address is 2 Ardross Avenue.

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