NKT US Festival: Solving Problems through the Wisdom of Emptiness (June 18 – 23)

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2021 NKT US Festival

Solving Problems through the Wisdom of Emptiness
Prajnaparamita Empowerment & Teachings on Emptiness with NKT General Spiritual Director, Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong
Friday, June 18 – Wednesday, June 23

When faced with the challenges of the world, we have a choice: be fearful and pessimistic, or find practical solutions for peace and happiness. For many, it feels the world is becoming more and more complicated. New conflicts and challenges appear almost daily. Our minds are becoming busier and more scattered. Craving, anger, and even hatred seem to be increasing.

Fortunately, there is a solution. Meditation on emptiness has the power to solve all of our problems. Buddha’s revolutionary insights on emptiness, the true nature of things, is a universal panacea that heals our confusion, craving, and other painful ways of thinking. By resolving these inner conflicts within ourselves, we are then uniquely capable to help others solve their problems. This is vitally important in these uncertain times.

Along with giving teachings on emptiness, Gen-la Dekyong will grant the empowerment of Great Mother Prajnaparamita. Prajnaparamita is a female Buddha who is the manifestation of Buddha’s Perfection of Wisdom. The empowerment is a blissful guided meditation through which we receive wisdom blessings directly from Prajnaparamita’s enlightened mind, empowering us to experience deep healing and real inner progress. By receiving her blessings in this empowerment, we can deepen our experience of ultimate truth and come closer to a lasting answer to all our problems.

The festival will be offered ONLINE and with limited onsite attendance at the World Peace Temple at Kadampa Meditation Center New York in Glen Spey, NY. For more details on the schedule, festival teachings, festival teachers and onsite attendance please visit the US Festival website.



genla-Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong

Gen-la Dekyong is the General Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU and the Resident Teacher at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre, the Mother Center of modern Kadampa Buddhism. She has been a disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for nearly 40 years and holds the lineages of his blessings in her heart. She is recognised as a fully qualified Teacher of Sutra and Tantra, and in particular is qualified to bestow the blessings of the Highest Yoga Tantra practices of Heruka and Vajrayogini.

She is an inspiring example of a modern Kadampa disciple who relies sincerely upon her Spiritual Guide in all her actions. Gen-la is greatly respected for the power and sincerity of her teachings and the warmth of her personality.