At this year’s NZ Kiwi Festival we welcome Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab to grant the blessing empowerment of Buddha Vajrasattva, the embodiment of enlightened purification. Gen-la Khyenrab will then explain how to purify negative karma – the real obstacle to a happy and meaningful life.

We spend almost all our time and energy trying to avoid problems and experience happiness by changing the world around us. However, our unhappiness and difficulties do not come from external things, they are the result of the negative actions, or negative ‘karma’, we have performed in the past. By receiving this purifying blessing and turning inwards for solutions and meaning we embark on a true path to happiness. The empowerment is a blissful guided meditation in which we make a personal connection with Guru Vajrasattva. Then, by engaging in the associated meditation practice, our negative karma is dissolved away and we can connect to the endless joy and natural purity that lies within.

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

Festival Timetable

FestivalSchedule
Friday10 January 2020
7:30pm - 8:45pm
Introduction with Kelsang Shechog
Saturday11 January 2020
9am - 9:50am
Meditation with Kelsang Luma
11am - 1pm
Empowerment of Buddha Vajrasattva with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab
4pm - 5:30pm
Teaching with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab
8pm - 9:15pm
Wishfulfilling Jewel Prayers with tsog
Sunday12 January 2020
9am - 10am
Meditation with Kelsang Luma
11am - 12:30pm
Teaching with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab
4pm - 5:30pm
Teaching with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab
8pm - 9:15pm
Wishfulfilling Jewel Prayers with tsog
Monday13 January 2020
9:30am - 11am
Teaching with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab
12 noon - 1:00pm
Retreat Session 1 with Kelsang Shechog
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Retreat Session 2 with Kelsang Shechog