New Zealand Dharma Celebration
Empowerment of Buddha Vajrasattva &
Teachings on Purification Practice
with Gen Kelsang Rabten
21 – 24 April, 2023

At this year’s New Zealand Dharma Celebration, Gen Kelsang Rabten will grant the empowerment of Vajrasattva, the Buddha of purification. The blessing ceremony will be followed by teachings on how to purify our negative karma by relying on Vajrasattva. 

We all need to purify because we all experience so many obstacles in our lives. For example, when we contemplate Dharma we may not develop joy, and when we meditate on Dharma we do not develop realisations. Also, our lives are filled with problems and difficulties that are said to be the effects of our previous negative actions. To reverse this situation now is the time to purify.

“Since purification is the root of future happiness and spiritual realisations, we should strive to cleanse our mind of delusions and negative karma by practising the meditation and recitation of Vajrasattva.”

– Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso