Gen Rabten will grant the Empowerment of Buddha Avalokiteshvara and will teach “Essential Insights into the Avalokiteshvara Sadhana” from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s latest release, The Mirror of Dharma with Additions and Kelsang Shechog will guide the morning meditations. The post Celebration retreat will be guided by Kelsang Luma.

Gen Kelsang Rabten

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.





Kelsang Shechog is the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Centre Auckland and Kadampa Meditation Centre Wellington. She is an Australian Buddhist nun who has been studying and practising Kadampa Buddhism with Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for many years. Kelsang Shechog will guide the meditations at the New Zealand Dharma Celebration.




Kelsang Luma is a Buddhist nun and the Resident Teacher of Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre in Christchurch.  Luma gives clear and practical teachings, sharing her deep understanding of the Buddhist path.  She will guide the post Celebration retreat.