Living Lightly in the Space of Emptiness Day Course


Saturday 24 August 10am – 3pm


Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre, 24 Rugby St, Merivale, Christchurch

About the Half Day Course

There is no greater method for experiencing peace of mind and happiness than to explore Buddha’s teachings on emptiness, the true nature of reality. Why? Because it is only through deep familiarity with these teachings on ultimate truth that we can finally resolve all of our own problems – no matter how intractable they may now seem – and be of genuine benefit to others.

This day course is a chance to explore the profound wisdom of emptiness and – as a first step toward the attainment of supreme permanent inner peace or ‘nirvana’ – to discover what “living lightly” truly means.

“In this experience everything becomes peaceful and comfortable, balanced and harmonious, joyful and wonderful….everything is equal in the peace of emptiness…” (Geshe Kelsang Gyatso)

Everybody is welcome.

The Teacher

Kelsang Luma is a Buddhist nun and the Resident Teacher of Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre in Christchurch and is Geshe-las representative in the South Island. She has been ordained under Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over 19 years and has dedicated her life to studying and practicing his instructions and helping people solve their problems through Buddha’s timeless instructions.

Luma gives clear and practical teachings, sharing her deep understanding of the Buddhist path. Through her teachings and example she shows us how we can easily integrate Buddha’s wisdom into our modern lives.


$60 – includes morning tea. Please bring your own vegetarian lunch to enjoy at the Centre or there are cafes nearby

Booking is essential, so please book online now, or contact the Centre to book your place


9.50 – 10.00am Registration

10.00am – 11.00am: Session 1

11.00am – 11.30am: Morning Tea

11.30am – 12.30pm: Session 2

12.30pm – 1.45pm: Lunch

1.45pm – 3:00pm: Session 3

What to expect at a class

These classes are based on Buddha’s teachings on the mind, but you do not need to be a Buddhist to attend, or to benefit from them.
There is no physical exercise involved and you can choose to sit either in a chair or on a cushion.
These classes are suitable for all levels of experience.