The Blessing Empowerment of Buddha Prajnaparamita
South African Dharma Celebration
with Gen Pagpa in Cape Town
Friday 4 November – Sunday 6 November
We all have the potential for enlightenment. To fulfill this potential we need to develop a profound wisdom that realizes the true nature of things and to receive the inspiring blessings of the enlightened beings, the Buddhas.
Prajnaparamita is the female Buddha of profound wisdom. The empowerment is a blissful guided meditation through which we receive Prajnaparamita’s wisdom blessings.
During this special weekend event, Gen Pagpa will give teachings on the nature of wisdom, grant the empowerment of Prajnaparamita, and give commentary to the brief and powerful practice of Prajnaparamita self-generation, which comes from Buddha’s tantric teachings, the quick path to enlightenment. Applying these methods in our daily life allows us to actualize the enlightened qualities of wisdom, love, joy and compassion in our own lives.
Friday 4 November
7:30pm-9pm Introduction to Wisdom: Accessing Reality
Saturday 5 November
11am-1pm Empowerment of Prajnaparamita
3pm-4:30pm Commentary to The Yoga of Great Mother Prajnaparamita
5.30pm – 6.30pm Wishfulfilling Jewel prayers
Sunday 6 November
9am – 10.30am Wisdom, Tantra and World Peace
11.30am – 12.30pm Prayers & Meditation: The Yoga of Great Mother Prajnaparamita
About the Teacher
Gen Pagpa is Resident Teacher at the Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Centre in Cape Town. He was appointed as the National Spiritual Director for South Africa in 2015. 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 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 students discover for themselves how to integrate these timeless teachings into our modern world, making everyday life joyful and meaningful.
About the Venue
The Townhouse Hotel is located in in the heart of Africa’s tourism capital, near Parliament and the historic Company Gardens, with the city’s top sights and facilities close by. The hotel has 107 rooms and suites, a restaurant, café and premier event and conference centre.