the very essence of Buddha’s teachings (full-day course); palmerston north; september 17

a review from the international uk summer festival


Mahamudra is the very essence of Buddha’s teachings. The term ‘Mahamudra’ is Sanskrit. ‘Maha’ means ‘great’ and refers to great bliss, and ‘mudra’ here means ‘non-deceptive’ and refers to emptiness. Mahamudra is the union of great bliss and emptiness.

Gen Kelsang Demo (resident teacher at the Amitabha centre) recently attended the UK summer festival, where she had the chance to immerse herself in teachings on Mahamudra. Eve Pleydell (you can read more about her here) was also at the festival.  In turn, they will be presenting the key ideas and the teachings at this day course - so that we then get the chance to benefit their insights and learning.

The teachings are profound (but not complicated); relevant and practical; the meditations are blissful- so this is a special opportunity for us to develop a deeper understanding of Kadampa Buddhism and its potential to radically change our lives.

 Saturday, September 17, 10am – 4pm with Gen Kelsang Demo and an introduction by Eve Pleydell

Amitabha Buddhist Centre 174 Albert St, Palmerston North

Cost $50 (including lunch)