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The California Dharma Celebration will feature the empowerment of Buddha Manjushri, and wisdom teachings from the renowned and illuminating text Ocean of Nectar by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

Gen Kelsang Rigpa will grant the empowerment of the Wisdom Buddha Manjushri, a ceremony and guided meditation in which we receive special blessings and inspiration from the Wisdom Buddha that awaken our potential to become a pure, enlightened being.


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+ video replay until april 3

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Gen Kelsang Rigpa, NKT-IKBU National Spiritual Director of the Western US
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Wisdom means virtuous intelligence; with wisdom, our mind is always balanced and comfortable.

In particular, the wisdom that realizes the true nature of reality has the power to liberate us completely from our self-created mental prison, giving us tremendous power to benefit others through attaining enlightenment.

Ocean of Nectar is the first complete explanation in English of the pre-eminent Indian Buddhist Master Chandrakirti’s Guide to the Middle Way, a precious Mahayana scripture, which to this day is regarded as the principal presentation of Buddha’s profound view of emptiness, the ultimate nature of reality.

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The California Dharma Celebration consists of teachings, empowerments and meditations on modern Kadampa Buddhism.

Everyone is welcome to attend regardless of experience.

Besides the teaching and meditation program, the Celebration also provides a precious opportunity to meet and practice with like-minded people from all over the region.

You will come away refreshed, relaxed and spiritually energized.

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Get in Touch with the Celebration Team

info@cadharmacelebration.org