2023 Northeast Dharma Celebration | April 28 - 30
Treasury of Wisdom
Manjushri Empowerment and the Magic of Self Generation
Experience the joy and magic that comes from practicing self-generation. This special, tantric practice uses the power of wisdom and imagination to help you realize your extraordinary potential.
Through developing special wisdom, you can pierce through the veil of ignorance and confusion that so often clouds life. This will allow you to correctly identify yourself, breaking free of ordinary views and conceptions. Very simply, changing the way you perceive yourself will change your life.
To increase this wisdom, we will receive Manjushri Empowerment from Kadam Morten. Manjushri is the embodiment of all Buddha’s wisdom. Through engaging in this blessing ceremony, our inner wisdom will awaken. This will give us incredible confidence to practice.
The Principal Teacher
The Principal Teacher
Kadam Morten Clausen is the principal teacher of the Northeast Dharma Celebration–granting Manjushri empowerment and giving three teachings during the weekend. He is the Eastern US National Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition and Resident Teacher at the Kadampa Meditation Center New York City.
For over 30 years he has been a close disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, who gave him the title “Kadam,” indicating that he is a senior lay teacher of the Kadampa Tradition.Kadam Morten is a greatly admired meditation teacher, especially known for his clarity, humor and inspirational presentation of Dharma. His teachings are always practical and easy to apply to everyday life. Through his gentle and joyful approach and his peaceful example, he has helped many people find true happiness in their hearts. He taught widely throughout the UK and helped develop many Kadampa Centers in England. Kadam Morten has been teaching in the US for more than 20 years and has established centers throughout the New York area, as well as Washington DC, Virginia, and Puerto Rico. In addition to his local teaching responsibilities, he teaches and guides retreats regularly throughout the United States and Europe.
Gen Samten Kelsang is the Resident Teacher at KMC New York. As one of Venerable Geshe-la’s senior disciples for almost 40 years, he is renowned for the clarity of his teachings and his ability to help students improve their meditation practice, taking them to deeper levels of experience.
Gen Kelsang Khedrub is the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Boston and Odiyana Kadampa Buddhist Center in Hartford, CT. He has been studying and practicing Kadampa Buddhism under the guidance of Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for almost 30 years. Gen Khedrub provides an inspiring example of a contemporary Buddhist practitioner we can follow.