Public Talks & Special Events
Public talks are organized across South Africa. Based on one of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s books, they are presented by qualified Kadampa teachers. These are the perfect opportunity to gain an insight into Buddhism’s relevance and practical application in modern daily life. Public talks usually consist of a talk, guided meditation and an opportunity to browse the Tharpa bookshop. Everyone is welcome!
See below for popular upcoming public talks & special events
Faith and Wisdom
with Gen Kelsang Pagpa
Friday 22 September, 6.30pm – 8pm
Foxwood House, 13 5th Avenue, Houghton, Johannesburg
Developing and deepening our mind of faith helps in our spiritual progress by overcoming inner and outer obstacles, such as doubts and confusion, and helping us to connect with our own inner potential for enlightenment. Without faith, and inspiring energy, our mind will remain like a dry field in which the seeds of spiritual realisaitons sown through meditation are unable to grow. Just as rain brings a desert to life, so if our mind receives the blessings of the holy beings, our virtuous potentials will be activated and spiritual realisations will grow in our mind.
In this introductory talk with Gen Pagpa, we will prepare our mind of faith for the special weekend empowerment, in order to benefit from the special wisdom blessings of Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden.
Everybody is welcome.
This event forms part of a special weekend of events see below, everyone is welcome
Friday 22 September
6.30pm -8pm Introduction: Faith and Wisdom
Saturday 23 September
9am – 10am Meditation
11am – 1pm Empowerment of Dorje Shugden
includes delicious veggie lunch
3pm – 4.30pm Commentary
Sunday 24 September
9.30am – 11am A Spiritual Vision for Our Life
11.45am – 12.45pm Prayers and Meditation: Heart Jewel
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About the Teacher
Gen Pagpa is National Spiritual Director for the New Kadampa Tradition in South Africa. He is Resident Teacher at the Tushita Kadampa Meditation Centre in Cape Town. He has taught extensively in the UK and Malaysia and moved to Cape Town in 2007. Gen Pagpa’s heartfelt and practical teachings are presented with warmth and humour, making them accessible to everyone. He shows the joy of living a spiritual life, and is an inspiring example of Buddhism in practice. Through his clear presentation, he is able to help students discover for themselves how to integrate these timeless teachings into our modern world, making everyday life joyful and meaningful.