Spring Festival 2023 Day 2
May 28, 2023
Last weekend students from KMC Adelaide spent a peaceful time in the beautiful tree-filled Belair, learning together, discussing and encouraging each other.
At this year’s New Zealand Dharma Celebration, Gen Kelsang Rabten granted the empowerment of Vajrasattva, the Buddha of purification and gave teachings on how to purify negative karma by relying on Vajrasattva. The celebration was hosted by Kadampa Meditation Centre Auckland.
Recently Gen Kelsang Rabten visited KMC Brisbane to give a public talk on the mental peace, inner strength and deep joy we can unlock through the power of meditation.
Last weekend Gen Kelsang Rabten, National Spiritual Director of Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia granted the blessing empowerment of Buddha Vajrasattva at this year’s Australian Dharma Celebration.
With its wonderful climate and beautiful scenery Australia offers many peaceful outdoor locations for practicing meditation. And from time to time the Australian Kadampa centers take full advantage of it.
Here we feature two recent events in the great outdoors
Recently KMC Sydney had a full house for a special Public Talk with their National Spiritual Director Gen Rabten.
After many years of not being able to gather, this past weekend over 60 fortunate Kadampas met up in Wellington for the 2022 New Zealand Festival.
“We received Thousand-armed Avalokiteshvara empowerment and teachings on the precious mind of bodhichitta from our National Spiritual Director, Gen Kelsang Rabten.”
National Spiritual Director for Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia, Gen Kelsang Rabten came to Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia, to grant the blessing empowerment of 1000-Armed Avalokiteshvara.
Gen Rabten also gave inspiring teachings on the precious mind of bodhichitta – the best method for bestowing happiness, eliminating suffering, and dispelling confusion.
After many months of travel and other restrictions, the people of Australia were finally able to gather last weekend for an in-person National Dharma Celebration with their National Spiritual Director Gen kelsang Rabten.
In a sign that we are emerging from the pandemic restrictions and returning to normal operations – but with renewed vigor – many centers held full length in-person retreats over January. And some finished with fire pujas and self initiation pujas on site. Here we feature three of these – each with a remarkable story to tell.