The Clarity of Wisdom

Southeast Asian Dharma Celebration 2019

Everyone is Welcome!

Over the four days of this Dharma Celebration we will have the opportunity to have a Spiritual Holiday. During this precious time we will be able to mix our mind with Buddha’s teachings, increase our wisdom and develop positive energy to improve our lives and the lives of our friends and families. There will be teachings and guided meditations in English with simultaneous translation into Mandarin. You can meet like-minded people and see for yourself how modern people can benefit practically from Buddha’s teachings and bring about great improvements in their life. Everyone is welcome to attend this special event. This year’s Southeast Asian Dharma Celebration will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Empowerment of Buddha Manjushri
& Teachings on How to Understand the Mind

In this Dharma Celebration Gen Kelsang Rabten, the National Spiritual Director for South East Asia, will grant the empowerment of Buddha Manjushri and give commentary to the practices of Buddha Manjushri followed by teachings from the book How to Understand the Mind by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

Buddha Manjushri is the embodiment of the wisdom of all the Buddhas. By relying upon him sincerely we will naturally increase our wisdom and eventually attain the ultimate peace of full enlightenment. In How to Understand the Mind, Venerable GKG says ‘There is no more important task than increasing our wisdom’. Wisdom is like an inner teacher that we carry in our hearts and like a protector that protects us from engaging in wrong actions and having to experience their unpleasant results. Ultimately wisdom will free us permanently from the ignorance that keeps us locked in samsara, the cycle of impure life.

Over the course of the Dharma Celebration we will receive teachings on how to understand meaningful objects. Through meditating on these instructions with Buddha Manjushri’s blessings we will easily make progress in developing pure states of mind that lead to permanent peace and happiness.

Spiritual Holiday

Join us for any part of this 4 day event that offers a vacation with a difference – a chance to break free from the hectic routines of daily life and focus on the things that really matter. Everyone Buddhist and non-Buddhist is welcome.


Every year the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU) organises a world wide programme of special courses on Buddhism and meditation that explain how to apply Buddha’s teachings (Dharma) to modern living. The programme includes International Festivals, National Festivals and Dharma Celebrations. This year’s Southeast Asian Dharma Celebration will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.