The Wheel of Life Day Course – with Gen Kelsang Rabten

Date/Time

Saturday 19th March 10am – 4.30pm

Venue

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

“Even if we contemplate deeply the most sublime works of art we cannot gain benefits that compare with the benefits of contemplating and meditating on the diagram of the Wheel of Life because this diagram reveals the complete path to enlightenment” Joyful Path Of Good Fortune.

The Wheel of Life was a diagram drawn by Buddha that teaches the complete path to enlightenment. Included within it are Buddha’s teachings on The Four Noble Truths, telling us what we should know, abandon, practice and attain; it also illustrates the Twelve-Dependent Related Links, a chain-like series of cause and effect that reveals the way in which we are bound to samsaric rebirth.

This course will give a practical and contemplative tour of the Wheel of Life and show how we can use this diagram to inspire our meditations and guide us along the spiritual path.

The Teacher

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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 led in person by our Resident Teacher Kelsang Luma.

Cost

$65 – 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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Timetable

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.