Offering our Faith – Celebration of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso on his birthday

Teacher

Our Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Thekchen, is a senior meditation teacher in the New Kadampa Tradition.  He has been a Buddhist monk and teacher for over 23 years, having taught in many Centres in the UK and Canada.  He presents Buddha’s teachings in a practical and often humorous way that enables the listener to easily understand the teachings and put them into practise.

SCHEDULE

Saturday 4 June

9 am – 10.45 am: Session 1 and Introduction with Gen Thekchen

11.30 – 1 pm: Session 2

2-3.30pm: Session 3

7-9pm: Offering to the Spiritual Guide

  • DAY & TIME

    Saturday, June 4

    9-10.45am – Session 1 and introduction with Gen Thekchen

    11.30am-1pm- Session 2

    2.30-4pm – Session 3

    7-9pm – Offering to the Spiritual Guide

  • Offering our Faith - A Celebration of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

    Join Kadampa practitioners around the world for this special day when we celebrate the birthday of our Spiritual Guide, the Founder of our Centre and of the New Kadampa Tradition, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

    June 4th is also Turning the Wheel of Dharma Day, the anniversary of Buddha’s first teaching in this world.

    We remember every day the great kindness of Ven Geshe-la, but on this auspicious day, with minds of rejoicing and gratitude, we will offer him our faith through using the special prayer Request to the Holy Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso from his Faithful Disciples and collecting our Guru’s name mantra in a one day retreat.

    Prayers for Retreat Sessions

    Sessions 1, 2, 3
    ~ The Hundreds of Deities of the Joyful Land According to Highest Yoga Tantra.
    ~ Request to the Holy Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso from his Faithful Disciples.
    In each session there will be a half hour of silence to recite Venerable Geshe-la’s name mantra.
    ~Session 1 includes a short introduction with Gen Thekchen
    Session 4
    ~ Offering to the Spiritual Guide (long life version) with tsog offering.
    We will include Request to the Holy Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso from his Faithful Disciples.

  • HOW TO ATTEND

    This event will be available both in person and online.