2024 New Zealand Dharma Celebration

Location

Taitamariki Girl Guiding Hall
Auburn Reserve, Takapuna, Auckland

Date

Sat 27 Apr

Cost

$265

Location

Taitamariki Girl Guiding Hall
Auburn Reserve, Takapuna, Auckland

Date

Sat 27 Apr

Cost

$265

Teacher

  • 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.

2024 New Zealand Dharma Celebration

Join us at the 2024 New Zealand Dharma Celebration where Gen Kelsang Rabten, NKT-IKBU National Spiritual Director for New Zealand, Australia and South-East Asia, will grant the blessing empowerment of Buddha Amitayus and give teachings on ‘The New Eight Steps to Happiness’.

Blessing Empowerment of Amitayus

Who is Amitayus?

Amitayus is the Buddha of long life, merit and wisdom. ‘Amitayus’ means immeasurable life span. When we open our heart to Buddha Amitayus’ guidance, he will help us increase our wisdom and merit (our ability to fulfill our wishes). Most importantly, he will help us protect our most precious possession — our precious human life. Through his blessings, we can increase our energy for practising Dharma as well as our lifespan through which we can complete the spiritual path.

What is an empowerment?

An empowerment is a blissful guided meditation through which we make a deep connection with this inspiring Buddha and receive his healing, joyful and protective blessings.

Teachings on ‘The New Eight Steps to Happiness’

After the blessing ceremony Gen Rabten will give teachings on the book ‘The New Eight Steps to Happiness’ by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. This immensely inspiring and practical book reveals essential methods for transforming all of life’s difficulties into valuable spiritual insights and for developing universal love and compassion, the source of true happiness for both ourself and others.

About the NZ Dharma Celebration

The New Zealand Dharma Celebration is an annual event where people from the whole of NZ have a chance to come together and celebrate the teachings of Modern Buddhism in a peaceful yet vibrant environment. This Celebration is characterised by joy, positive energy and the kindness of others as it is all run by volunteers.

During this event, we will receive special teachings and meditations on living a happy, meaningful and positive life derived from the ancient wisdom of Buddha, presented in modern and practical ways that suit our busy lives.

Open to everyone, the Dharma Celebration is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a spiritual holiday of teachings, meditations and empowerment, and to experience the transformative power of Kadam Dharma with our national community of spiritual practitioners.

Cost

Standard: $265
Individual day pricing also available

Venue

The Dharma Celebration will be held at the Taitamariki Girl Guiding Hall, Takapuna, Auckland.

More Information and Booking

To learn more and book, please visit the NZ Dharma Celebration website nzdharmacelebration.org

Have a Centre Card? Attend all weekly classes, get discounts on events and more. Click here for more information.

Teacher

  • 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.

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2024 New Zealand Dharma Celebration

Join us at the 2024 New Zealand Dharma Celebration where Gen Kelsang Rabten, NKT-IKBU National Spiritual Director for New Zealand, Australia and South-East Asia, will grant the blessing empowerment of Buddha Amitayus and give teachings on ‘The New Eight Steps to Happiness’.

Blessing Empowerment of Amitayus

Who is Amitayus?

Amitayus is the Buddha of long life, merit and wisdom. ‘Amitayus’ means immeasurable life span. When we open our heart to Buddha Amitayus’ guidance, he will help us increase our wisdom and merit (our ability to fulfill our wishes). Most importantly, he will help us protect our most precious possession — our precious human life. Through his blessings, we can increase our energy for practising Dharma as well as our lifespan through which we can complete the spiritual path.

What is an empowerment?

An empowerment is a blissful guided meditation through which we make a deep connection with this inspiring Buddha and receive his healing, joyful and protective blessings.

Teachings on ‘The New Eight Steps to Happiness’

After the blessing ceremony Gen Rabten will give teachings on the book ‘The New Eight Steps to Happiness’ by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. This immensely inspiring and practical book reveals essential methods for transforming all of life’s difficulties into valuable spiritual insights and for developing universal love and compassion, the source of true happiness for both ourself and others.

About the NZ Dharma Celebration

The New Zealand Dharma Celebration is an annual event where people from the whole of NZ have a chance to come together and celebrate the teachings of Modern Buddhism in a peaceful yet vibrant environment. This Celebration is characterised by joy, positive energy and the kindness of others as it is all run by volunteers.

During this event, we will receive special teachings and meditations on living a happy, meaningful and positive life derived from the ancient wisdom of Buddha, presented in modern and practical ways that suit our busy lives.

Open to everyone, the Dharma Celebration is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a spiritual holiday of teachings, meditations and empowerment, and to experience the transformative power of Kadam Dharma with our national community of spiritual practitioners.

Cost

Standard: $265
Individual day pricing also available

Venue

The Dharma Celebration will be held at the Taitamariki Girl Guiding Hall, Takapuna, Auckland.

More Information and Booking

To learn more and book, please visit the NZ Dharma Celebration website nzdharmacelebration.org

Have a Centre Card? Attend all weekly classes, get discounts on events and more. Click here for more information.
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