Grand Opening Weekend – March 24 – 26

Join us for the truly auspicious occasion of the official opening of Kadampa Meditation Centre Aberdeen with Gen-La Kelsang Dekyong, General Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition.

The event will take place over the weekend of 24-26 March and will include the official opening ceremony on Friday, a day course of teachings with Gen-la Dekyong on Saturday followed by a short retreat guided by Gen Kelsang Tubchen on Sunday.

We have reached full capacity in the meditation room for Friday’s opening ceremony and Saturday’s course, we can now offer live streaming of the opening ceremony and teachings via videolink in the centre cafe. On Saturday we will endeavour to offer an opportunity to attend one of the sessions in the meditation room during the day. Please enquire on arrival on Saturday morning.

Becoming a Modern Kadampa – the Union of Daily Life and Dharma

Over the weekend Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong will give teachings on how to be a modern Kadampa practitioner.  Starting with a short talk during the opening ceremony on how to be a Bodhisattva community truly dedicated to the happiness of others and working together with joy and harmony to accomplish this aim.

Then on Saturday we have the rare opportunity to learn from such a senior teacher about Kadampa Buddhism.  She will share with us the essential practices taught within Kadampa Buddhism and how they are both practical and profound, helping us to solve our daily problems and to turn our daily lives into the spiritual path to Enlightenment.

In this way without abandoning our normal activities find great spiritual meaning in our life and become an inspiring example and friend to all those we meet.

Friday 24 March7 – 9pmOpening ceremony with talk, chanted prayers and refreshments
Saturday 25 March9 – 10 amMorning meditation with Gen Kelsang Tubchen
11am – 12:30pmTeachings with Gen-la Dekyong
2:30 – 4pmTeachings with Gen-la Dekyong
7 – 9pmOffering to the Spiritual Guide Chanted prayers
Sunday 26 March10 – 11.15amRetreat Session with Gen Kelsang Tubchen
12:15 – 1:30pmRetreat Session with Gen Kelsang Tubchen

More info:

  • Full Weekend £49 | members £29
  • Friday evening only £10 | members £6
  • Saturday all day only £35 | members £21
  • Sunday all day only £15 | members £9
  • All income goes to running the centre which is a registered charity.
  • Cancellations up to 24hours prior to the course will receive a full refund minus a 10% admin fee.

Gen-la Dekyong is the General Spiritual Director of our world-wide tradition and the Resident Teacher at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre in the Lake District.

Gen-la is a very inspiring example of a modern Kadampa disciple who relies sincerely upon her Spiritual Guide in all her actions and is greatly respected for the power and sincerity of her teachings and the warmth of her personality. She teaches extensively at major events around the world and we are delighted that she has accepted our invitation to come to Aberdeen to open the Kadampa Meditation Centre.

"A wonderful opportunity.  The location is wonderful & Gen Tubchen's teachings were delivered with expertise & gentle grace.  A warm & welcoming group and a safe space to practice.  Thankyou."

Ocean of Peace Retreat 4th May 2022

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