At this year’s NZ Kiwi Festival we welcome Gen-la Kelsang Jampa to grant the blessing empowerment of Buddha Maitreya, whom is the embodiment of the loving kindness of all Buddhas.

It is said that when Buddha Shakyamuni’s influence has disappeared from our world, emanations of Maitreya will appear, touching the hearts of human beings, teaching kindness and generosity to all. Gradually, through his kindness, wisdom, and blessings, all people will come to love and respect one another.

  • Friday evening: Introduction
  • Saturday: Morning meditation followed by the empowerment of the Buddha Maitreya. In the afternoon commentary will be given by Gen-la Jampa
  • Sunday: Morning meditation followed by two commentaries/teachings with Gen-la Jampa
  • Monday:: Morning teaching with Gen-la Jampa followed by two retreat sessions with Kelsang Luma

Festival Timetable

FestivalSchedule
Friday18 January,2018
8pm - 9:15pm
Introduction with Kelsang Luma
Saturday19 January 2018
9am - 10am
Meditation
11am - 1pm
Empowerment of Buddha Maitreya with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa
4pm - 5:30pm
Teaching with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa
8pm - 9:15pm
Wishfulfilling Jewel Prayers with tsog
Sunday20 January 2018
9am - 10am
Meditation
11am - 12:30pm
Teaching with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa
4pm - 5:30pm
Teaching with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa
8pm - 9:15pm
Wishfulfilling Jewel Prayers with tsog
Monday21 January 2018
9:30am - 11am
Teaching with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa
12 noon - 1:00pm
Retreat Session 1 with Kelsang Luma
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Retreat Session 2 with Kelsang Luma