Saturday, April 29
9:30am – 11 am Love Without Pain
11:30am – 1pm Developing a Kind Heart
with Kadampa Teacher Mike Racadio
Two special day courses on how to attain the love and compassion we are all looking for. Kadampa Teacher Mike Racadio will present practical and meaningful tools for developing a peaceful mind of love. Each class is self-contained and will include teaching and meditation.
Mike Racadio is the Teacher of the Dharmachakra Kadampa Buddhist Center, and the representative of Gen Kelsang Rigpa, Western U.S. National Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU and Resident Teacher of the Dharmachakra Kadampa Buddhist Center.
Registration: $15 for both classes, $10 for one
Dharmachakra Kadampa Buddhist Center
923 Crossley Road
Palm Springs, CA 92264
Fortunate Modern Kadampa Disciples:
The Blessing Empowerment of Je Tsongkhapa with Gen Kelsang Rigpa
March 31 ~ April 2
Gen Kelsang Rigpa will grant the blessing empowerment of Je Tsongkhapa, and Kadampa teacher Mike Racadio will give commentary to the practice of Heart Jewel, the daily practice of modern Kadampa Buddhists, through which inspiration and realizations can be gained swiftly. Everyone is welcome to this special event.
An empowerment is a blissful guided meditation and ceremony through which we receive a Buddha’s inspiring blessings. Through receiving the empowerment of Je Tsongkhapa, we will awaken within our heart the qualities of wisdom, compassion, and spiritual power that he embodies.
Gen Kelsang Rigpa is the Western United States National Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU, and Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Hollywood, Kadampa Meditation Center California and Dharmachakra Kadampa Buddhist Center, Palm Springs.
Friday, March 31 Introductory Talk: Fortunate Modern Kadampa Disciples
7 – 8:30pm
Saturday, April 1 Empowerment, Teachings & Practice
12-2pm Lunch Break
4:15-5:15pm Heart Jewel practice
Sunday, April 2 Heart Jewel Retreat with Mike Racadio
Registration for this event: $65 the whole weekend; $10 Friday only; $55 Saturday only; $15 Sunday only
Preregistration for the whole weekend or Saturday only CLICK HERE
Preregistration is not necessary for Friday or Sunday only
These Festivals and Dharma Celebrations provide a precious opportunity to study and practice the special presentation of Modern Buddhism taught by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the Founder of NKT.
The events vary in length from two days to two weeks, but whatever their duration they all offer a vacation with a difference – a chance to break free from the hectic routines of daily life and focus on the things that really matter. You will come away not only refreshed and relaxed but also spiritually re-energized.
2017 NKT Festivals & Celebrations
NKT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS
May 26 – 31st ~International Spring Festival, Manjushri KMC, England
Empowerment of Buddha Maitreya and teachings on loving kindness with Gen-la Jampa
International Summer Festival, Manjushri KMC, England
Week 1 – July 21-27: Empowerment of Buddha Shakyamuni and teachings from How to Transform Your Life with Gen-la Dekyong
Week 2 – July 28 – Aug 5: Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony and teachings from How to Transform Your Life with Gen-la Khyenrab
International Fall Festival, Tharpaland IRC, Germany.
Oct 6th – 12th ~ Empowerment of Buddha Avalokiteshvara and teachings on Universal Compassion with Gen-la Dekyong
with Sheila O’Brien
Sunday Mornings 10:00am – 11:00am
Dharmachakra Buddhist Center
923 Crossley Road
Palm Springs, CA 92264
Enjoy practical advice and meditations that lift the heart and bring energy and hope: from inner peace, world peace grows. In these troubled times, here is an opportunity to make prayers together for our families and friends, and for the cessation of all the pain and problems in the world.
Registration: Donations accepted, $5 suggested. No preregistration required – just drop in! Everyone is welcome. Free for Monthly Members. Please email email@example.com to become a Monthly Member.