New Zealand Dharma Celebration

Avalokiteshvara Empowerment and Teachings on The Mirror of Dharma with Additions

Friday 23 April - Monday 26 April 2021

Join the New Zealand Kadampa community at the 2021 New Zealand Dharma Celebration this April for a long weekend with a difference.

Gen Rabten will take us on a guided meditative journey, granting the empowerment of Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion. Our hearts will be connected to enlightened love, compassion and powerful inspiration.

Following the blessing ceremony, for the first time in New Zealand, Gen Rabten will teach “Essential Insights into the Avalokiteshvara Sadhana” from Venerable Geshe-la’s latest release, The Mirror of Dharma with Additions.

There will be an opportunity to watch the empowerment and Saturday teachings with the rest of the community at Lopdell House in Titirangi – details to come.

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Tradition Gen Rabten Image

The Teacher

Gen Kelsang Rabten is the National Spiritual Director for Kadampa Buddhism in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. Gen Rabten has trained under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for over twenty-five years. His deep faith in Buddha’s teachings, and the sincerity of his practice inspire many people to embark on a meaningful and rich spiritual life.

Festival Information


$150 for the Whole Event
(audio recordings available for purchase for those who have booked)


Friday 23rd April - Monday 26th April
(Video recordings available until 10th of May)


This celebration is available online only. Tune in for the live stream or watch the replay anytime until the 10th of May.

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