CALIFORNIA DHARMA CELEBRATION 2023 – MARCH 10-12
Kadampa Meditation Center Los Angeles
The Empowerment of White Tara
with Teachings from The New Eight Steps to Happiness
* Online registration closed on March 11.
Join Gen Kelsang Rigpa, Western US National Spiritual Director and Resident Teacher @ KMC Los Angeles and hundreds of practitioners from around state and online for the California Dharma Celebration!
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. 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 step-by-step 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!
What is an Empowerment?
An empowerment is a blissful guided meditation through which we connect to a Buddha’s enlightened mind, in this case Buddha White Tara’s enlightened mind. By receiving these inspiring blessings, our own potential for healing increases and we draw closer to the special blessings and care of White Tara. Doing this, we can definitely realize the greatest meaning of this precious human life.
The following prayer booklets will be used during the Celerbation: Prayers for Meditation, Request to the Holy Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, Wishfulfilling Jewel, The Yoga of White Tara.
If you would like to purchase any of these in advance, please visit Tharpa.com/us. These sadhanas are available both as booklets and as e-booklets.