Swiss Dharma Celebration 2019
Maitreya Empowerment – the power of loving kindness
Enjoy Easter in a meaningful way! High up in the scenic mountain village of Törbel at Kailash International Retreat Centre, our annual Swiss Dharma Celebration is taking place. This celebration is a gathering of people from all around of Switzerland. It is a mini spiritual holiday over Easter and provides the special opportunity to receive the blessing empowerment of Buddha Maitreya – the Buddha of loving kindness, listen to inspiring teachings, meditate together and enjoy the company of like-minded people. In the breaks there are many opportunities to go for walks, relax in the peaceful surroundings, as well as to volunteer with a small job to keep the event running smoothly as the whole event is run on volunteers only.
What to expect
There will be guided meditations and teachings, including the Maitreya Empowerment, which is the highlight of the celebration. In the breaks there are many opportunities to go for walks, relax in the peaceful surroundings, as well as to volunteer with a small job to keep the event running smoothly as the whole event is run on volunteers only.
The celebration will be held in English with German, French and Italian translation.
Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang is the principal teacher for Scotland National Spiritual Director of Switzerland, Italy and Austria, and a former Deputy Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU. She has been a close disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for more than 25 years, during which time she has travelled the world teaching meditation and explaining Buddha’s teachings. She has won the admiration and affection of many students through her extraordinary pure example of a modern-day Kadampa practitioner and and her loving-kindness. Her teachings are powerful and clear.
with teachings on «the power of loving kindness»
The Swiss Dharma Celebration offers the precious opportunity to receive the empowerment blessings of Buddha Maitreya and to receive teachings on «the power of loving kindness». Maitreya is the manifestation of all the Buddha’s realization of loving kindness, who helps and guides us along the stages of the path to enlightenment. By relying upon Buddha Maitreya with faith we will receive this Buddha’s special care, and he will bestow upon us the realizations of Kadam Lamrim through which we can solve our own and others’ wishes, and ultimately accomplish the supreme happiness of enlightenment.
What is an empowerment?
An empowerment is a guided meditation, that provides us with the opportunity to make a deep connection with a particular Buddha, thereby receiving his or her inspiration and blessings. This special blessing ceremony leaves powerful potential in our mind that enables us to heal our mental continuum and awaken our Buddha nature.
The Swiss Dharma Celebration is taking place at Kailash Internationales Retreatzentrum. The Kailash International Retreat Centre (IRC), at 1502M above sea level, is situated high in the Wallis mountains on the sunny side of Törbel. The view up the Matter and Saas valleys is breathtaking, crowned by the 4000M Weisshorn mountain. This is an exceptional location for meditation and is an ideal place for all those seeking rest and rejuvenation. Kailash IRC belongs to the New Kadampa Tradition and offers wholesome conditions for those who wish to engage in shorter or longer retreats.
Kadampa Meditation Centre Switzerland
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