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 March||7 – 9pm||Opening ceremony with talk, chanted prayers and refreshments|
|Saturday 25 March||9 – 10 am||Morning meditation with Gen Kelsang Tubchen|
|11am – 12:30pm||Teachings with Gen-la Dekyong|
|2:30 – 4pm||Teachings with Gen-la Dekyong|
|7 – 9pm||Offering to the Spiritual Guide Chanted prayers|
|Sunday 26 March||10 – 11.15am||Retreat Session with Gen Kelsang Tubchen|
|12:15 – 1:30pm||Retreat Session with Gen Kelsang Tubchen|
- 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.
- Whole Weekend£29.00 – £49.00We have reached full capacity in the meditation room for weekend bookings so this booking is for live streaming of the teachings via videolink in the centre cafe. KMC Aberdeen Grand Opening attend the full weekend.
- Friday£6.00 – £10.00KMC Aberdeen Grand Opening attend the Friday evening only. We have reached full capacity in the meditation room for Friday evening so this booking is for live streaming of the event via videolink in the centre cafe.
- Saturday£21.00 – £35.00KMC Aberdeen Grand Opening attend the Saturday only. We have reached full capacity in the meditation room for Saturday's course so this booking is for live streaming of the teachings via videolink in the centre cafe.
- Sunday£9.00 – £15.00KMC Aberdeen Grand Opening attend the Sunday only.
- Trial 1 month membership£35.00Special Offer - one month trial membership for new students living in the North of Scotland. Unlimited classes in person and online for one month.
- On-Going Monthly Membership£105.00Pay 3 months membership by card OR select to pay by standing order during checkout for £35/month