Long Life, Good Fortune and Wisdom

South African National Festival

Friday 17 May  – Sunday 19 May
Tushita Kadampa Meditation Centre, 47 Trill Road, Observatory

Over this special national weekend event, with International Teacher, Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang, we will discover how we can overcome our faults and limitations and become a source of peace and happiness for all living beings, through identifying with our pure potential, and we will prepare our minds to receive the blessing empowerment of Buddha Amitayus.

Amitayus is the Buddha of long life, merit and wisdom. Through receiving the empowerment and engaging in the practice of Buddha Amitayus, we can develop these qualities and eventually attain the deathless state of enlightenment. The Yoga of Buddha Amitayus is also a special method for increasing the positive power of our mind, helping us to find pure peace and happiness.

Everybody is welcome.






The venue is the beautiful Tushita Kadampa Meditation Centre, a Buddhist Temple in the heart of Observatory, Cape Town.



Cost R550 for whole event incl. delicious vegetarian lunch, 50% discount for kids under 16

all proceeds to International Temples Project 

Everyone is welcome

For info & bookings, tel 021 447 1650 or email meditateinsa@gmail.com

There will be a half-day retreat on the practice of Buddha Amitayus on Monday 20 May, 10 am – 1.15pm at Tushita KMC. Click here for more info

Weekend Programme

Date Time Event Cost Online Booking Link
Whole Event Booking R550 
save R50 on whole event booking
click here to book whole event
Friday 17 May 7pm -8.30pm Introduction R100 click here to book with Saturday empowerment
Saturday 18 May 9am -9.45am Guided Meditation no charge
11am – 1pm Empowerment of Buddha Amitayus R350 
includes delicious vegetarian lunch at the Temple

click here for online bookings

Receiving the empowerment is a prerequisite for attendance of the commentaries

3.30pm – 5pm Commentary
5.30pm – 6.45pm Wishfulfilling Jewel with Tsog chanted prayers no charge –
please bring along an offering/ hand your contribution to the stewards
Sunday 19 May 9am – 10am   Guided Meditation no charge
11am – 1pm Commentary R150 click here to book with Saturday empowerment


About the Teacher

Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang is a senior Kadampa Buddhist nun with more than 25 years’ experience and the National Spiritual Director of Italy, Austria and Switzerland. She shows an inspiring example of a modern-day Kadampa practitioner and her teachings are powerful and clear. At this special event, Gen-la Kunsang will grant the blessing empowerment pf Buddha Amitayus and explain the meditations of Amitayus Tantra. 

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