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The 2023 California Dharma Celebration will feature the empowerment of Buddha White Tara, and mind training teachings from the practical text on Buddhist Psychology and meditation, The New Eight Steps to Happiness by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.During this very special weekend, Gen Rigpa will grant the blessing empowerment of White Tara, an enlightened being who bestows long life, good fortune and wisdom. 

It is a practical manual for how to embody the Kadampa teachings in the modern world. Everyone is welcome to this special weekend event!

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Gen Kelsang Rigpa, NKT-IKBU National Spiritual Director of the Western US
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We need a long life to complete our spiritual practice.

During this very special weekend, Gen Rigpa will grant the blessing empowerment of White Tara, an enlightened being who bestows long life, good fortune and wisdom. We need a long life to complete our spiritual practice, we need wisdom to free ourselves and others from our daily pain and problems, and we need good fortune or positive energy to achieve a long-lasting experience of inner peace and happiness.

Gen Rigpa will then give "Lojong" or "mind-training" teachings from The New Eight Steps to Happiness. This text reveals in a step-by-step manner the attitudes, views and intentions that lead us along the spiritual path. It is a practical manual for how to embody the Kadampa teachings in the modern world. Everyone is welcome to this special weekend event!



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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InternationalKadampa Festivals