About this party!
June 4th is a special day, and we would like to celebrate many things.
Firstly, it is the 91st birthday of the Founder of our centre and tradition – Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. Because of Venerable Geshe-la’s kindness in creating this tradition, many people including ourselves, have the possibility to access the entirety of Buddha’s teachings in a way that is practical, relevant and acceptable in modern western society. Venerable Geshe-la is making Buddha’s wisdom available to us through his books, Centres, study programs, retreat centres, temples and his tireless energy. So thank you and Happy Birthday Geshe-la!
Secondly, it is Buddha’s “Turning the Wheel of Dharma” day, which marks the anniversary of Buddha’s first teaching in this world. You can read more about this here.
Thirdly, as we move towards the summer break, we would like to celebrate our Centre and it’s community. We feel very fortunate to have our physical centre that is open to everyone and a community of people that bring it to life by their presence and who help make what meditation available to everyone in Copenhagen. Without the people who come to the Centre, it would have no purpose and could not function!
What we will do
This is mostly a social event where we can just meet, chat and eat together. A brunch will be served. We will offer a birthday cake to Venerable Geshe-la and watch a short film about his work in the West over the last 40+ years.
As always, everyone is welcome to attend. The event is free, but as a brunch will be served, we kindly ask you to book a free ticket so we know how much food to prepare.
Later in the day
For those that wish to join, later in the afternoon, at 14.00 we will have a special puja (chanted prayers) called “Offering to the Spiritual Guide” to mark the day. This is also free to attend and you can read about it here.
We hope you would like to join us for this Summer Celebration Brunch Party from 10.00-12.00 on June 4th – a special day!