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The South African Dharma Celebration with International Teacher Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang

27th May 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 29th May 2022 @ 4:30 pm

Hybrid Hybrid Event

The Power of The Truth

The Blessing Empowerment of Great Mother Prajnaparamita  

27th – 29th May 2022 

The South African Dharma Celebration is a unique opportunity to enjoy spiritual teachings and meditations with like-minded friends.  During this special weekend event, international teacher Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang, will grant the blessing empowerment of Great Mother Prajnaparamita.   

The function of Great Mother Prajnaparamita, is to overcome outer and inner obstacles to our spiritual development and bestow upon us the realization of the higher perfection of wisdom, the union of great bliss and emptiness.  Through receiving her powerful blessings upon our body, speech and mind we can increase the power of our wisdom, experience deep inner peace and eventually gain the realization of the Higher Perfection of Wisdom, through which we can become a completely pure being our self. 

During this weekend event we make a deep connection with this enlightened being, bringing great meaning and happiness to our life. The word “prajna” means wisdom and “paramita” means perfection. She is called “The Great Mother” because all Buddhas are born from this wisdom which is associated with deep compassion for all living beings

The SADC will be in person at Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Craighall Park, Johannesburg.  Limited seating is available due to the need for social distancing.  The first 32 people will be seated inside the meditation room, the next 12 people will be seated in the VKBC lounge with access to a live video link. For those unable to attend in person, there will be an online option.

Everybody welcome!


What is an empowerment?

An empowerment is a beautiful, guided meditation through which we receive the enlightened wisdom of a Buddha and begin to actualize our own limitless potential.


Once you have booked, you will receive an email receipt of your payment . You will receive a further email containing a Zoom link to watch the teachings online if you cannot attend in person. Please check your junk mail folder if you don’t receive these emails and contact us if necessary. Click on the link when it is time for the teachings.

There are also catered lunch meal tickets available to book for Saturday 28th May and Sunday 29th May at R70 each.

The teachings will be available online for 48 hours until midnight on Tuesday 31st May.

Please be aware the empowerment will be streamed live only.

Recordings (of the teachings only) will be available to order at the time of booking or later for a cost of R50 per teaching session. 

The Teacher

Internationally renowned Buddhist nun and senior teacher in the New Kadampa Tradition, Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang will grant this empowerment and give commentary to the practice.

Highly experienced and well-respected, Gen-la Kunsang has been a close disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for more than 30 years.  She is also the National Spiritual Director for the NKT in South Africa, Italy, Austria and Switzerland, as well as being the resident teacher in Madhyamaka KMC, England.  Gen-la demonstrates an inspirational example of a modern-day Kadampa practitioner, and her teachings are powerful and clear.

How to Join in ?

In Person at Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Center

Please arrive 15 minutes before the event starts to register and settle in.  We have a book shop to browse, water on sale, and it is helpful to bring a pen and notebook if you would like to take notes. There is secure and ample parking. 

Online option (for those who are unable to attend In Person)

Download Zoom (free). When you purchase a ticket, the Zoom url link will be on the ticket that is emailed to you. If you do not receive a ticket after you purchase  please contact epc@meditateindurban.org. You don’t need to sign in to Zoom. 


Class Teacher SA time
Thursday 26th May    
Offering to the Spiritual Guide Gen-la Kunsang 11am – 1.00pm
Friday 27th May     
Sojong Gen-la Kunsang 11:00am – 12. 30pm
Teaching 1 Gen-la Kunsang 6.30pm – 8:00pm
Saturday 28th May     
Guided Meditation Gen Jampel 9:00am – 9.45am
Empowerment Live only Gen-la Kunsang 11:00am – 1:00pm
Teaching 2 Gen-la Kunsang 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Wish Fulfilling Jewel Puja with Tsog   6:00pm – 7:15pm
Sunday 29th May    
Guided Meditation Gen Jampel 9:00am – 9.45am
Teaching 3 Gen-la Kunsang 11:00am – 12:30pm
Teaching 4 Gen-la Kunsang 3:00pm – 4.30pm
Wish Fulfilling Jewel Puja   5:00pm – 6:00pm


Public Talk Wednesday 25th May at the Johannesburg Country Club in Auckland Park, Johannesburg

Gen-la Kelsang will be giving a Public Talk on Inspiring Solutions for Difficult Times. A wonderful opportunity!

Post SADC Retreat Monday 30th May at Vajrapani KBC or Zoom Online

Protected by the Power of the Truth, with Gen Kelsang Mila


27th May 2022 @ 6:30 pm
29th May 2022 @ 4:30 pm
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Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Centre
073 585 2557


Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang


VKBC and Zoom Online
The Woods, 345 Jan Smuts Ave, Craighall Park, Randburg,
Johannesburg, 2196 South Africa
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