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

Sep
20
Wed
Cultivating a Peaceful Mind in Uncertain Times @ Hackle Brooke Conference Centre
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Cultivating a Peaceful Mind in Uncertain Times

Public Talk with Gen Kelsang Pagpa

Wednesday 20 September, 7pm-8.30pm
Hackle Brooke Conference Centre, 110 Conrad Drive, Craighall Park, Johannesburg

Everybody is welcome.

Gen Pagpa is known for his kind-hearted way of expressing ancient wisdom which is especially practical for modern life. In this inspiring event, we will discover:

  • Methods for transforming difficult daily situations into positive ones
  • How to connect with our own inner peace and self confidence
  • Simple meditations to be happy all the time

 

Cost R100 pre-bookings, R120 at the door – includes refreshments
all proceeds to the International Temples Fund

click for easy online bookings

About the Teacher

Gen Kelsang Pagpa is the National Spiritual Director for the New Kadampa Tradition in South Africa. He is also the Resident Teacher of Tushita Kadampa Meditation Centre in Cape Town and gives meditation classes, half-day courses, day and away retreats throughout the year. Gen Pagpa was ordained in 1996 by his Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

His heartfelt and practical teachings are presented with warmth and humor, 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 student discover for themselves how to integrate these timeless teachings into our modern world, making everyday life joyful and meaningful.

 

 

 

Sep
22
Fri
Introduction: Faith and Wisdom @ Foxwood House
Sep 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Faith and Wisdom

with Gen Kelsang Pagpa

Friday 22 September, 6.30pm – 8pm
Foxwood House, 13 5th St, Houghton Estate, 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

Cost R100 all proceeds to Internationa;l Temples Project 

easy online bookings at: www.meditateinsouthafrica.org

Tel: 011447 2746
email: meditateinsa@gmail.com

Weekend Programme
Friday 22 September 

6.30pm -8pm  Introduction: Faith and Wisdom

Saturday 23 September
9am – 10am Meditation
11am – 1pm Empowerment of Dorje Shugden
1pm – 2pm – 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

click here for easy online bookings

 

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.

 

About the Venue

Foxwood House is set in landscaped gardens within a serene residential suburb. This elegant guesthouse dating from the 1920s is 14 minutes by foot from Killarney Golf Club, and 3 km from Johannesburg Zoo. The verdant grounds include fountains and an outdoor pool, as well as a cosy theatre and a conference centre.

 

Protecting our Spiritual Life – South African Dharma Celebration @ Foxwood House
Sep 22 @ 6:30 pm – Sep 24 @ 12:45 pm

Protecting Our Spiritual Life

South African Dharma Celebration

with Gen Kelsang Pagpa

from Friday evening 22 September – Sunday noon 24 September
Foxwood House, 13 5th St, Houghton Estate, Johannesburg

An empowerment bestows special blessings that heal our mental continuum and awaken our Buddha nature. Dorje Shugden is a Buddha and Dharma Protector who functions to protect us from outer obstacles on our spiritual path and who clears our internal obstacles as well.

If we make a connection with and rely upon Dorje Shugden, he will grant us blessings, increase our wisdom and bestow success on our spiritual activities. This empowerment is an opportunity to make a strong connection with this Buddha and to receive his powerful blessings.

During this special event, we will have the opportunity to receive commentary on the practices of Heart Jewel and the Hundreds of Deities of the Joyful Land according to Highest Yoga Tantra. Through engaging in these practices of Guru yoga – a special way of relying upon our Spiritual Guide – we can quickly receive the blessings of all the Buddhas.

Everybody is welcome.
Cost R550, including delicious vegetarian lunch on Saturday and refreshments
(R100 discount for booking the  whole event)

Weekend Programme
Friday 22 September 

6.30pm -8pm  Introduction: Faith and Wisdom

Saturday 23 September
9am – 10am Meditation
11am – 1pm Empowerment of Dorje Shugden
1pm – 2pm – 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

click here for easy online bookings

 

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.

 

About the Venue

Foxwood House is set in landscaped gardens within a serene residential suburb. This elegant guesthouse dating from the 1920s is 14 minutes by foot from Killarney Golf Club, and 3 km from Johannesburg Zoo. The verdant grounds include fountains and an outdoor pool, as well as a cosy theatre and a conference centre.

 

Sep
23
Sat
Empowerment of Dorje Shugden & Commentary to the Practice @ Foxwood House
Sep 23 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm

Empowerment of Dorje Shugden & Commentary to the Practice

with Gen Kelsang Pagpa

Friday 23 September, 11am – 4.30pm
Foxwood House, 13 5th St, Houghton Estate, Johannesburg

An empowerment bestows special blessings that heal our mental continuum and awaken our Buddha nature. Dorje Shugden is a Buddha and Dharma Protector who functions to protect us from outer obstacles on our spiritual path and who clears our internal obstacles as well.

If we make a connection with and rely upon Dorje Shugden, he will grant us blessings, increase our wisdom and bestow success on our spiritual activities. This empowerment is an opportunity to make a strong connection with this Buddha and to receive his powerful blessings.

Everybody is welcome.

This event forms part of a special weekend of events see below, everyone is welcome
Cost R350 including delicious vegetarian lunch

Weekend Programme
Friday 22 September 

6.30pm -8pm  Introduction: Faith and Wisdom

Saturday 23 September
9am – 10am Meditation
11am – 1pm Empowerment of Dorje Shugden
1pm – 2pm – 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

click here for easy online bookings

 

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.

 

About the Venue

Foxwood House is set in landscaped gardens within a serene residential suburb. This elegant guesthouse dating from the 1920s is 14 minutes by foot from Killarney Golf Club, and 3 km from Johannesburg Zoo. The verdant grounds include fountains and an outdoor pool, as well as a cosy theatre and a conference centre.

 

Sep
24
Sun
A Spiritual Vision for Our Life @ Foxwood House
Sep 24 @ 9:30 am – 12:45 pm

A Spiritual Vision for Our Life

with Gen Kelsang Pagpa

Sunday 24 September, 9.30am – 11am
followed by guided prayers and meditation
Foxwood House, 13 5th St, Houghton Estate, Johannesburg

With my mind empowered by my Guru’s blessings, I can accomplish anything

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Through our connection with our Spiritual Guide, we can create a spiritual vision and put effort towards making every moment of our life meaningful. Instead of connecting with limitations and an ordinary view of ourself and our life, we can identify with our limitless spiritual potential. Following on from the empowerment of Dorje Shugden, Gen Pagpa will give commentary on the practices of Guru Yoga – a special way of relying upon our Spiritual Guide – so we can quickly receive the blessings of all the Buddhas and awaken our spiritual potential.

Everybody is welcome.

This event forms part of a special weekend of events see below, everyone is welcome
Cost R200

click here for easy online bookings

 

Weekend Programme
Friday 22 September 

6.30pm -8pm  Introduction: Faith and Wisdom

Saturday 23 September
9am – 10am Meditation
11am – 1pm Empowerment of Dorje Shugden
1pm – 2pm – 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

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.

 

About the Venue

Foxwood House is set in landscaped gardens within a serene residential suburb. This elegant guesthouse dating from the 1920s is 14 minutes by foot from Killarney Golf Club, and 3 km from Johannesburg Zoo. The verdant grounds include fountains and an outdoor pool, as well as a cosy theatre and a conference centre.

 

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