Introduction to Tantra Day Course


Saturday 17th April 10:00am – 4.30pm

This Day Course will be shown on a large screen at Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre


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

There is plenty of parking on the street but please do not park on the neighbours driveways.

About the Day Course

Through the beautiful teachings of Tantra you can learn how to transform your ordinary world into a pure world.

In the Tantric teachings Buddha explained how to transform our ordinary self into a pure self. The Tantric path helps us move away from our ordinary view of who we are and the ordinary idea of who we can become. It gives us step by step instructions of the inner transformation into a pure being.

If we are to achieve our spiritual potential we need to train in tantric technology using faith, imagination, and very skillful meditations to let go of the views that keep us limited and enjoy the experience of relating to our pure potential. This course is suitable for everyone, particularly those who are new to Tantra or are interested in taking a Tantric empowerment at this year’s International Summer or Fall Festival.

The Teacher

The course will be taught by internationally renowned teacher and Kadampa Buddhist monk, Gen Kelsang Rabten. Gen Rabten is the NKT-IKBU National Spiritual Director of Kadampa Buddhism for New Zealand, Australia and South East Asia. He has studied and taught modern Kadampa Buddhism for more than 25 years. He is much loved for his insight, humour and practical explanations of meditation and Buddhism.

Due to the ongoing global pandemic and the current restrictions on entry into New Zealand, Gen Rabten will be unable to teach this course in-person. His teachings will be shown on a large screen at Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre Christchurch. The meditations will be lead in person by our Resident Teacher Kelsang Luma.


$60 – includes morning and afternoon 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.

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9.50 – 10.00am: Registration

10.00 – 11.00am Teaching

11.00 – 11.45am Morning tea

11.45 – 12.30pm Guided meditation

12.30 – 2.00pm Lunch break

2.00 – 3.00pm Teaching

3.00 – 3.45pm Afternoon tea

3.45 – 4.30pm Guided meditation

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.