Week 1: July 30 - August 4
The Heart Practice

Dorje Shugden Empowerment and Teachings on Lamrim
With Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, NKT-IKBU General Spiritual Director

The heart of Kadampa Buddhism is the practice of Lamrim, the stages of the path to enlightement, which is a special presentation of Buddha's teachings that is easily integrated into modern daily life.

By relying on the Wisdom Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden we will quickly gain deep inner experience of Lamrim and transform our life into the very path to enlightenment.


Week 2: August 6 - 14
Awakening our Buddha Nature

Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerments of Heruka and Vajrayogini
With Gen-la Kelsang Jampa, NKT-IKBU Deputy Spiritual Director

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche says, "The gateway through which we enter Tantra is receiving a Tantric empowerment. An empowerment bestows upon us special blessings that heal our mental continuum and awaken our Buddha nature."

The empowerments and teachings in Week 2 will open the door to Highest Yoga Tantra, the very essence of Kadampa Buddhism and the quick path to enlightenment.

Watch the Empowerments Together In-Person at KMC SF!
Pre-registration for the HYT empowerments is now required

For the Highest Yoga Tantra empowerments, various ritual items need to be prepared in advance. These will then be distributed during the empowerment to anyone who joins us at KMC SF. If you plan to be there, please register now to ensure these ritual items are prepared for you.

If you won't be joining us in person, but you would like to pick up the ritual items (not all of them will be available for this option. To participate in all the ritual aspects of the empowerments, please come in-person) please also register below using the "Ritual Items Pick Up" option. Pick up will be available starting on July 25th until the festival begins on July 30th. Please come to any of our regular scheduled classes or pujas to collect the items. If you need to arrange a different time, please email:

No pre-registration needed to attend the Dorje Shugdan empowerment.


Saturday, July 31st | 4 - 6pm
(Dorje Shugdan Empowerment)

Friday, August 6th | 4 - 6pm
(Heruka Empowerment Preparation)

Saturday, August 7th | 10 - 12pm & 4 - 6:30pm
(Heruka Empowerments)

Sunday, August 8th | 10 - 1pm
(Vajrayogini Empowerment)

Bring an offerings if you'd like!

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