Everyone is Welcome
Everyone is welcome to join in this powerful weekend event where Gen Kelsang Rigpa, the National Spiritual Director of the Western United States, will grant the blessing empowerment of Buddha Vajrasattva and give teachings on the Purifying Power of Wisdom and Compassion.
This empowerment is a special opportunity for us to receive the purifying blessings of this radiant healing Buddha Vajrasattva, through which we can free our mind from negativities, painful habits and wounds of the past. The subsequent commentary will focus on how we can swiftly and joyfully purify our mind and thereby profoundly improve our lives, enabling us to actualize our potential for lasting freedom and happiness.
The annual California Dharma Celebration is a wonderful opportunity for people throughout California to gather together to receive practical, inspiring teachings and meet spiritual friends. Whether new to Buddhism or an experienced practitioner, everyone is welcome to this weekend celebration. The event will take place in Los Angeles at Kadampa Meditation Center Hollywood.
Profits raised by the California Dharma Celebration are dedicated for public benefit to the International Temples Project and used for the development of the Kadampa Meditation Centers, International Retreat Centers and Temple Projects throughout the world. This project was founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, with the aim to introduce the Buddhist faith and practice of the New Kadampa Tradition publicly.
Our founder, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso is the inspiration behind the California Dharma Celebration. He is a fully accomplished meditation master, internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism, and founder of the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union. For more information on Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, visit the “Our Teachers” page.