Join us at the 2024 New Zealand Festival, where Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang will grant the empowerment of the great Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden and give teachings on Heart Jewel.

Dorje Shugden is an emanation of the Wisdom Buddha Manjushri whose sole purpose is to eliminate the outer and inner obstacles to our spiritual path. By attending this Festival and receiving the empowerment you will deepen your connection with this powerful protector and invite his blessings into your life.

Gen-la Kunsang will also give a commentary to Heart Jewel, the Guru Yoga of Je Tsongkhapa and the heart practice of the New Kadampa Tradition. This practice creates perfect conditions for our spiritual life and deepens our connection with our dear Spiritual Guide, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

This Festival is our special spiritual holiday and a wonderful opportunity to experience the transformative power of Kadam Dharma with our national Sangha community.


Gen Kelsang Kunsang


Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang is highly experienced, well-respected and has been a close disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for almost 30 years.

She is also the National Spiritual Director of Austria, Switzerland, Italy and South Africa and teaches at National Festivals and Dharma Celebrations.

She has won the admiration and affection of many students throughout the world through her pure example and loving-kindness. Her teachings are powerful and clear.