with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong
Open to everyone, the Canadian National Festival is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a spiritual break with like-minded people from across Canada. During this special weekend Festival, Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong will grant the blessing empowerment of the wisdom Buddha, Je Tsongkhapa, connecting us to a powerful source of wisdom that will sustain us throughout our spiritual life.
Je Tsongkhapa is an emanation of the Wisdom Buddha, Manjushri, and by receiving his blessings we can easily increase our wisdom. He was a great 14th century Tibetan Buddhist Master who promoted and developed the Kadampa Buddhism that had been introduced to Tibet three centuries earlier. His followers became known as the ‘New Kadampas’, and to this day Kadampa Buddhists worldwide study his teachings and strive to emulate his pure example.
During this national Kadampa gathering, Gen-la Dekyong will give teachings on the Prayer of the Stages of the Path by Je Tsongkhapa. Through this we can develop a pure, happy mind, solve our own and others’ problems, and eventually attain the lasting happiness of full enlightenment.