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New Zealand Dharma Celebration 2013


Fri 8 Mar 2013, 8:00pm–9:00pm
Sat 9 Mar 2013, 9:00am–5:00pm
Sun 10 Mar 2013, 9:00am–3:30pm

Where: Camp Kaitoke - YMCA, 184 Marchant Road, Upper Hutt, Wellington Region

Restrictions: All Ages

Open to everyone, the New Zealand Dharma Celebration is an opportunity to enjoy a spiritual holiday of teachings, meditations and empowerment, in the company of spiritual practitioners from all over New Zealand.

At this celebration, Gen Kelsang Rabten will grant the empowerment of Buddha Vajrapani, whose function is to destroy delusions of living beings by bestowing special power upon their body and mind. Gen Rabten will explain how we can continue to receive his special inspiration in our daily life.

The location:
The celebration will be held at Camp Kaitoke, just 45 minutes drive from the City. Camp Kaitoke is set in 38 acres of farmland and native bush which borders onto Kaitoke Regional Park and at the foothills of the Rimutaka Ranges. There are many access routes to native forest walks.

The teachers:
Gen Kelsang Rabten is the National Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tadition (NKT- IKBU) for New Zealand and Australia. Through his clear presentation of Buddha's teachings and warm heart Gen Rabten will share with us how to face our daily problems and sufferings with strength and eliminate our delusions, especially our self-grasping ignorance.

Gen Kelsang Demo is the Resident Teacher of Amitabha Buddhist Centre in Palmerston North. She will give the introductory talk and guide the meditations at the celebration.

You can attend just for one day, two days or the entire long weekend. To book or for more information on the venue, programmes and accommodations, please visit NZ Dharma Celebration website link above.

For general enquiries, please contact Amitabha Buddhist Centre tel: (06) 355 3524 or email:

For booking enquiries, please email: