The Buddhist Way of Life
Southern Dharma Celebration 2018
For thousands of years Buddha’s teachings have touched the hearts of many transforming their life into one of great meaning and benefit. His teachings are universally applicable and everybody everywhere can benefit from adopting aspects of the Buddhist way of life, such as compassion and non-harmfulness, to solve their daily problems, improve family relationships and move towards a higher purpose.
The highlight of this event will be on Saturday where Kadam Bridget Heyes will grant the blessing empowerment of Buddha Shakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism. This ceremony is like a guided meditation that will help us to make a closer connection with Buddha, begin to feel his beneficial influence in our life and be inspired to follow in his footsteps.
The rest of celebration will consist of teachings and meditations making the ancient wisdom of Buddhism accessible to the modern-day practitioner.
Friday 9 February
7.30 – 9pm Introduction
Saturday 10 February
9-10 am Meditation
11am – 1pm Empowerment with Kadam Bridget
3.30 – 5pm Teaching with Kadam Bridget
6 – 7.45pm Chanted Meditation – Offering to the Spiritual Guide puja
Sunday 11 February
9 – 10am Meditation
11am – 12.30pm Teaching with Kadam Bridget
About the Teacher
Kadam Bridget is the NKT-IKBU National Spiritual Director of the UK and the principal teacher at Nagarjuna Kadampa Meditation Centre. She is a senior disciple of Geshe Kelsang who has been practising for over 25 years.
Kadam Bridget is known for her powerful teachings, compassionate heart, and deep understanding of Buddha’s wisdom advice. Her teachings are exceptionally clear and she presents profound ideas in a way that are easy to practice and integrate into daily life. As a mother of two, she has a special insight into how to bring Buddhism alive to meet the demands of a busy modern life. Kadam Bridget shows an inspiring example for everyone on the spiritual path.