Friday, September 2 - Sunday, September 4
Blessing Empowerment and Teachings
with Gen Kelsang Rigpa

in 2013, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso granted Prajnaparamita empowerment in Portugal. in this special weekend event, Gen Rigpa will share this empowerment and transmit Venerable Geshe-la's teachings associated with them.

What to Expect
Day by Day

Friday, September 2 | 7:30-9:00pm

Happiness and Liberation is a special talk in which Gen Kelsang Rigpa will re-transmit the profound lineage blessings and instructions presented by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche during the "Introductory Teaching" at the infamous 2013 International Kadampa Fall Festival in Cascais, Portugal. How fortunate we are! Everyone is welcome to attend.


Saturday, September 3 | 9am-4pm

Saturday is empowerment day! After the first meditation, we get to receive the special blessing empowerment of the Great Mother, Prajnaparamita. In this empowerment, Gen Rigpa guides us to make a connection with this special Buddha. The empowerment bestows upon us special blessings that heal our mind and awaken our Buddha nature.


Saturday, September 4 | 9am-12:45pm Meditation & Teachings

On Sunday, we begin with a guided meditation and then receive the final teaching from Gen Rigpa on the powerful practice called The Great Mother, we will recite the Heart Sutra and meditate on emptiness. This is a special method to overcome obstacles and dangers.

Teacher Bio
Gen Kelsang Rigpa is the Western US National Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU and the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center LA. Through his clear presentation and heartfelt teachings, he is able to help students easily integrate Buddha’s timeless teachings into our modern world, in a way that makes everyday life joyful and meaningful.
Livestream Info
  • This event is available livestream 
  • Sessions are available for replay up to one week
  • The Empowerment session is live only (no replays)