2017 NKT-IKBU International Summer Festival July 21~August 5

A Blissful Journey
with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong and Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab

The book How to Transform Your Life is an extremely practical manual for eradicating our experience of problems and finding permanent happiness through developing a peaceful mind. It has recently been comprehensively revised by the author, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, and at the 2017 Summer Festival Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong and Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab will give the transmission of the essential practices from this remarkable book. This is a special opportunity not to be missed.
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

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Saturday, June 24 ~ with Kadampa Teacher Mike Racadio ~ Two classes: Spiritual Self Confidence & Freedom from Insecurity

Saturday, June 24
2:30pm ~ 4:00pm        Developing Spiritual Self Confidence
4:30pm ~  6:00pm       Freedom from Insecurity
with Kadampa Teacher Mike Racadio

Self-confidence is not a quality that we either have or we don’t have. In fact, it is a state of mind that can be cultivated. By applying Buddha’s teachings on the mind we come to discover that our insecurities are based on mistaken apprehensions of ourselves. As a result, we end up identifying with our limitations.

In this course, through inspiring talks and powerful guided meditations, we will learn how to experience the pure and limitless nature of our mind. Through this joyful experience we naturally let go of our inhibiting insecurities and instead identify with our potential. This authentic self-confidence naturally empowers us in all our activities. We will explore how to integrate this self-confidence into our life and in particular how to use it to bring about the deeper changes that we long for. In this way we begin to be the confident, joyful, loving person we truly wish to be.

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.

No experience or preregistration is needed ~ everyone welcome.   Each class is self-contained and will include teaching and meditation.
Registration: $15 for both classes, $10 for one
Dharmachakra Kadampa Buddhist Center
923 Crossley Road
Palm Springs, CA 92264

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How to Transform Your Life, a Blissful Journey

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“Inner peace, or mental peace, is the source of all our happiness. Although all living beings have the same basic wish to be happy all the time, very few people understand the real causes of happiness”.
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

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Festivals & Dharma Celebrations 2017 & 2018

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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

 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

2018 NKT Festivals & Celebrations

May 25 – 30- 2018  International Spring Festival
Buddha Prajnaparamita Empowerment and commentary with Gen-la Kelsang Thubten

July 27 – Aug 11 2018  International Summer Festival, Manjushri KMC, England
Week 1 – Kadam Lamrim teachings with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa
Week 2 – Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerments and commentary with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sundays at 10 am ~ Prayers for World Peace

with Kadampa Teacher Mike Racadio
Sunday Mornings 10:00am – 11:00am

How to Understand the Mind

A new series based on Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s extraordinary book, How to Understand the Mind.  What is the mind? How does it work to cognize objects? Where do negative minds come from? How can we improve our concentration and other peaceful minds? What is an enlightened mind? We will answer these questions, and many more, all while learning to meditate in depth on the beautiful and blissful nature of our pure mind. Although taught as an ongoing series, each class will also function as a self-contained teaching and guided meditation. Feel free to come along to any class.

June 11-  The Nature and Function of the Mind

June 18-  Mental Pain- Contact, Craving and Discrimination

June 25- Removing the Source of Pain Part 1

July 2-    Removing the Source of Pain Part 2

July 9-   Methods of Change

Registration: Donations accepted, $5 suggested. No preregistration required – just drop in! Everyone is welcome.

Dharmachakra Buddhist Center
923 Crossley Road
Palm Springs, CA 92264