Celebration Program

Event Details

March 10-12, Kadampa Meditation Center Los Angeles

The Empowerment of White Tara
with Teachings from The New Eight Steps to Happiness

with Gen Kelsang Rigpa, Western US National Spiritual Director and Resident Teacher @ KMC Los Angeles

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 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!