The Art of Acceptance Day Course


Saturday 15th August  10am – 4.30pm


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

About the Day Course

Why do we become irritated, impatient and unhappy? Principally, because we do not get what we want. Every day we encounter hundreds of problems we do not want and we respond with feelings of unhappiness

On this course our Resident Teacher, Kelsang Luma will teach Buddhist techniques to help us respond to difficulties with a positive, peaceful mind. In this way we will be able to accept painful feelings, overcome minds such as anger and frustration, and discover true inner peace. We will discover why difficult people and situations have no real power to cause us problems, and how they can even help us improve our own good qualities.

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 15 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 and afternoon tea. Please bring your own vegetarian lunch 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

10.00 – 11.15am Teaching

11.15 – 11.45am Morning tea

11.45 – 12.30pm Guided meditation

12.00 – 2.00pm Lunch break

2.00 – 3.15pm Teaching

3.15 – 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.