People throughout New Zealand gathered at the four centers in New Zealand – Amitabha Centre, KMC Auckland, KMC Wellington and Kalpa Bhadra Centre in Christchurch – to enjoy the New Zealand Dharma Celebration online from Manjushri KMC this weekend.
Australians greeted the new year with their annual Festival at which Gen-la Kelsang Jampa, Deputy Spiritual Director of NKT gave the empowerment of the Wisdom Buddha Manjushri and teachings on dependent relationship.
This weekend KMC Perth took part in the local Perth Festival who organised a street party along 10km length of Highway. Thousands of people attended from different parts of Australia and the world to pay tribute to a local hero Bon Scott, the former lead singer of the ACDC who died 40 years ago.
The Choose Happiness Public Talk at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music yesterday drew smiles from a crowd of almost 380 people who came to hear Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab, Retired General Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU and National Spiritual Director of Canada.
After the Australian Festival, Gen-la Khyenrab travelled across the water for the New Zealand Festival.
How wonderful to receive the empowerment of Vajrasattva from such a pure Teacher and to hear teachings on removing obstacles and negative karma.
The Australian Kadampa Festival this year was hosted by KMC Australia and KMC Melbourne with empowerments and teachings with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab. It was a very blessed occasion and richly rewarding time for everyone.