PROFOUND TEACHINGS FROM BUDDHA’S HEART

PORTUGAL FESTIVAL 2013 REVISITED

NKT SUMMER FESTIVAL 2024

at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre

July 26 – August 10

with Gen-la Dekyong & Gen-la Jampa

In October 2013 Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche gave his last public teachings in Portugal.

During these teachings Geshe-la granted the empowerment of Great Mother Prajnaparamita, taught the Essence of Wisdom Sutra (Heart Sutra), which contains the heart essence of Buddha’s perfection of wisdom teachings, and gave commentaries to The Blissful Path, the condensed self-generation sadhana practice of Buddha Vajrayogini and to The Uncommon Yoga of Inconceivability, the special instruction of how to reach the Pure Land of Vajrayogini with our present human body.

During this Festival, these teachings will be revisited by Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong and Gen-la Kelsang Jampa. By helping us to take these teachings deep into our hearts, we can attain deep experience of them, thus transforming our lives and drawing us closer to attaining full enlightenment.

Teachers

The Resident Teacher at Manjushri KMC is Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong.

Gen-la has been a disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for nearly 40 years and holds the lineages of his blessings in her heart.

She is recognised as a fully qualified Teacher of Sutra and Tantra, and in particular is qualified to bestow the blessings of the Highest Yoga Tantra practices of Heruka and Vajrayogini.

She is an inspiring example of a modern Kadampa disciple who relies sincerely upon her Spiritual Guide in all her actions.

Gen-la is greatly respected for the power and sincerity of her teachings and the warmth of her personality.

General Spiritual Director
Besides being the Resident Teacher at Manjushri KMC, the mother centre of modern Kadampa Buddhism, Gen-la is the General Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU. In addition to her responsibilities at Manjushri KMC, she teaches extensively at major events around the world.

Gen-la Jampa is an internationally renowned, ordained Buddhist teacher and the Deputy Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU).

As a senior NKT teacher, Gen-la Jampa has been a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for many years, and under Geshe-la’s guidance has taught at many centers and events around the world. 

Gen-la is well-loved for his clear and inspiring teachings and his ability to touch people’s hearts through his sincerity and loving-kindness.