This weekend the Argentina National Festival was held in Buenos Aires with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa, the Deputy Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU.
160 people came from Colombia, Uruguay, Peru, Brasil and also from other parts of Argentina to receive the empowerment of Dorje Shugden and a commentary to the practice of Heart Jewel.
For everyone it was a profoundly moving and joyful experience.
CENTRO DE MEDITACIÓN KADAMPA ARGENTINA
KMC Argentina is located in La Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, the capital city of Argentina. The Resident Teacher is Guen Kelsang Rinchung, who is the National Spiritual Director of Argentina and Uruguay.
The center has two venues: Palermo and Almagro. The Palermo venue, near Plaza Serrano a well-known part of Buenos Aires, was opened in 2012. It is a converted commercial space that accommodates 130 people. It has a very beautiful bookstore at the entrance, where people can purchase all Tharpa items.
In 2015, a second venue Buenos Aires was acquired for the residential community. It is located in Almagro, one of the neighborhoods with the highest population density. There are 12 residents living there and the center also offer classes, pujas, courses and retreats at that location. Guen Kelsang Rinchung, teaches in both venues.
At present KMC Argentina offers two Foundation Programs and a Teacher Training Program, as well as a number of classes and day courses on the General Program.
KMC Argentina has 3 branches in different parts of Buenos Aires: Quilmes, San Isidro and Caballito. There is also a branch in Montevideo, Uruguay, where people study Foundation Program by correspondence.
Every year the center organises the Dharma Celebration and National Festival with visiting Teachers.
In 2019 the center plans to offer January retreats, including Amitayus retreat, Lamrim retreat, retreat on the 11 yogas of Vajrayoguini and an introductory retreat for those who wish to learn to meditate.
The center is also planning a series of public talks in different areas of the City and will be opening two new branches.
In 2019 Guen Rinchung will begin to visit Montevideo every two months to offer public talks and half-day courses.
For more information, visit meditarenargentina.org.
Centro de Budismo Kadampa Bodhisatva Cordoba
Besides the center in Buenos Aires there is also Centro de Budismo Kadampa Bodhisatva in Cordoba, the second largest city in Argentina, where the Resident Teacher is Kelsang Atisha. This center offers Foundation Program, General Program and retreats. See meditarencordoba.org/ for more information,