South African Dharma Celebration - Kadampa Meditation Centre Durban

South African Dharma Celebration

Group of mixed race people smiling

Meet like-minded spiritual friends

The South African Dharma Celebration is a special time on the South African Kadampa Calendar to receive powerful inspiration and spend time with like-minded spiritual friends


The South African Dharma Celebration (SADC) is a weekend opportunity to enjoy receiving an empowerment, spiritual teachings, guided meditations, prayers and a chance to relax in the company of friends.


The SADC is a precious opportunity to study and practise the special presentation of Modern Buddhism taught by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the Founder of the New Kadampa Tradition.

Taught by the National Spiritual Director of South Africa, the Celebration is a holiday with a difference – giving you a chance to break free from the hectic routines of daily life and focus on the things that really matter. The SADC will leave you relaxed, inspired and spiritually re-energised.


Illuminating Wisdom

Blessing Empowerment of Buddha Manjushri

with Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang

The South African Dharma Celebration is a wonderful event that takes place once a year, and offers an opportunity for South Africans from all walks of life to come together to receive empowerment, listen to teachings and practice meditation. This year we will receive the empowerment of Buddha Manjushri, the Wisdom Buddha. If we wish to solve our own problems and the problems at large we definitely need wisdom. If we rely upon the wisdom of enlightened beings we can easily bring an end to all suffering.