The Wheel of Life • Day Course

Location

Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington
94 Derwent St, Island Bay, Wellington 6023, New Zealand

Location 2

Online: Live or Replay

Date

Sun 03 Apr

Time

9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Cost

$35–$50 (please see below)

Teachers

  • 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 27 years. He is much loved for his insight, humour and practical explanations of meditation and Buddhism.

  • Gen Kelsang Shechog
    Gen Kelsang Shechog
    Resident Teacher

    Gen Kelsang Shechog is a Buddhist nun and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington. Gen 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. Gen Shechog is much loved for her gentle manner, kind heart and for showing an inspiring example for everyone on the spiritual path.
    Gen Shechog teaches at the Centre in Island Bay and various classes around the Wellington area as well as our Foundation Programmes.

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The Wheel of Life • Day Course

About the Course

Even if we contemplate the most sublime paintings and works of art we cannot gain benefits that compare with the benefits of contemplating and meditating on the famous Buddhist diagram of the Wheel of Life.
The Wheel of Life is a diagram drawn by Buddha that teaches the complete path to enlightenment. Included within it are Buddha’s teachings on The Four Noble Truths, telling us what we should know, abandon, practise and attain. It also illustrates the twelve dependent-related links, a chain-like series of cause and effect that explains the means by which we have been bound to suffering. All of our suffering, difficulties and problems can be explained through understanding this teaching of Buddha. Through contemplating and meditating on the Wheel of Life, we can break free from this cycle and experience permanent freedom and happiness.
During this day course Gen Kelsang Rabten will give a practical and contemplative tour of the Wheel of Life and show how we can use this diagram to inspire our meditations and guide us along the spiritual path.

Everyone is welcome, regardless of background or previous experience.

Important Information: Due to the ongoing global pandemic and the current restrictions on entry into New Zealand, Gen Rabten will be unable to teach this course in-person. His teachings will be shown on a large screen at Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington and also available online.

Cost

In-Person:
$50 | unwaged $40 (use coupon course) | Free for Centre Members. Includes refreshments.

Online:
$45 | unwaged $35 (use coupon course) | Free for Centre Members

There will be break for lunch from 12pm – 1.15pm. You are welcome to bring your own vegetarian lunch to enjoy at our Meditation Centre, or take a short stroll to enjoy the nearby Island Bay cafes.

Booking is required to secure your place. Please see below to book.

Online Replay

Available to view online live or for 7 days afterwards, to those who book by Sunday 3 April.

Audio Recordings

Audio recordings are available to those who attend the course (online or in-person). If attending in-person, you can purchase these after the end of the course. If attending online, please get in touch.

‘My Vaccine Pass’ Required

This day course is open to those who are fully vaccinated. Visit our COVID Update page for more information.

about the teachers

Gen Kelsang Rabten

Gen Kelsang Rabten is an internationally renowned teacher and Buddhist monk based in the UK. Gen Rabten has studied and taught modern Kadampa Buddhism for over 27 years. He is much loved for his insight, humour and practical explanations of meditation and Buddhism.  As Gen Kelsang Rabten cannot join us in person for this event we will be screening a recording of his teachings at our Centre.

Kelsang Shechog
Gen Kelsang Shechog

Gen Kelsang Shechog is a Buddhist nun and the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington. Gen Shechog has been practising and teaching Kadampa Buddhism for over 16 years. She is much loved for her kind heart and showing an inspiring example for everyone on the spiritual path. Gen Shechog will guide the meditations from Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington.


Hourly Schedule

9.30am - 9.45am
Reception
9.45am - 10.45am
Teaching
Teachers
Gen Kelsang Rabten
10.45am - 11.15am
Morning Tea
11.15am - 12pm
Meditation
Teachers
Gen Kelsang Shechog
12pm - 1.15pm
Lunch Break
1.15pm - 2.15pm
Teaching
Teachers
Gen Kelsang Rabten
2.15pm - 2.45pm
Afternoon Tea
2.45pm - 3.30pm
Meditation
Teachers
Gen Kelsang Shechog
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 27 years. He is much loved for his insight, humour and practical explanations of meditation and Buddhism.
Gen Kelsang Shechog
Gen Kelsang Shechog
Resident Teacher
Gen Kelsang Shechog is a Buddhist nun and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington. Gen 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. Gen Shechog is much loved for her gentle manner, kind heart and for showing an inspiring example for everyone on the spiritual path. Gen Shechog teaches at the Centre in Island Bay and various classes around the Wellington area as well as our Foundation Programmes.

BOOKING

To Book Please use the booking form below; select your ticket type, complete the booking form and pay with Credit or Debit card via Stripe secure processing.

Unwaged Coupon At checkout enter the code given in the “Cost” section above to receive the unwaged discount. Please note that only one unwaged booking can be made at a time.

Payment is required to reserve your place.

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