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2016 California Dharma Celebration
The Blessing Empowerment of Buddha Shakyamuni & Teachings on the Kadampa Way of Life
With Gen Kelsang Rigpa
March 4-6 at KMC Hollywood

The 2016 California Dharma Celebration will be taught by Gen Kelsang Rigpa, the Western United States National Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU, and Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Hollywood and Kadampa Meditation Center California.

Everyone is welcome

The California Dharma Celebration (CADC) is an opportunity for people from California and surrounding states to gather in the stunning new World Peace Temple, Kadampa Meditation Center Hollywood, for a special weekend of empowerment, teachings, meditation, and the good company of spiritual friends.

Celebration Teachers

This year’s CADC will be taught by Gen Kelsang Rigpa, the Western United States National Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU.​ ​Gen Rigpa will grant the empowerment of ​Buddha Shakyamuni​ and give teachings on th​e Kadampa Way of Life. Through receiving the empowerment of ​Buddha Shakyamuni​ we ​awaken our spiritual potential and ​make a special connection to the enlightened beings, the Buddhas. By practicing the​ Kadampa Way of Life with​ the inspiration and power of Buddha’s blessings​ we ​can make this precious human life extremely meaningful, transforming all of our daily experiences into the spiritual path.

Gen Kelsang Chöma is a senior Kadampa Buddhist nun and the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center San Francisco. She has studied and practiced under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for 25 years and has taught throughout the United States. People find her teachings clear, warm and encouraging. Gen Chöma will give the Introductory Talk on Friday evening.
Kadam Angie Kane has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism for over 15 years. She is the Resident Teacher of Prajnaparamita Kadampa Buddhist Center in Santa Monica and is a powerful and inspiring teacher well-loved for her clear teachings, compassion and wisdom. Kadam Angie will guide the meditations on Saturday and Sunday.

Gen Kelsang Tangpa is the Resident Teacher of Mahamudra Kadampa Buddhist Center in Hermosa Beach. Gen Tangpa has been a close disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for many years. Gen Tangpa is known for his kind nature, dry humor, clear insight, and his ability to show students how to solve their inner problems by example. Gen Tangpa will guide the meditations on Saturday and Sunday.


Friday, March 4 

  • 5-7:15pm Registration
  • 7:30-9pm Introductory Talk with Gen Kelsang Chöma

Saturday, March 5

  • 8:15-9am Registration
  • 9-10am Meditation with Gen Kelsang Tangpa
  • 11am-12:30pm Teachingwith Gen Kelsang Rigpa
  • 12:30-3pm Lunch Break
  • 3-5pm Empowerment with Gen Kelsang Rigpa
  • 6-7pm Wishfulfilling Jewel withTsog Offerings

Sunday, March 6

  • 8:15-9am Registration
  • 9-10am Meditation with Gen Kelsang Tangpa
  • 11am-12:30pm Commentarywith Gen Kelsang Rigpa
  • 12:30-2:30pm Lunch Break
  • 2:30-4pm Teaching with Gen Kelsang Rigpa



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