Empowering Your Boundless Potential for Happiness and Goodness

Open to everyone, the annual Southern Dharma Celebration is a joyous occasion where people from around the Southeast come together to enjoy spiritual teachings and meet with old and new friends.  This year, Kadam Morten Clausen will grant the empowerment of Buddha Shakyamuni.

What is an Empowerment?

An empowerment is a special guided meditation that incorporates a traditional Buddhist ceremony which gives the opportunity for individuals to make a special connection with a particular enlightened being.

This year we have the special opportunity to develop a deep connection with Buddha Shakyamuni. By learning how to rely on him as our unchanging friend, we can remove all fear and difficulties from our life and develop deep and stable inner peace. The empowerment ceremony and commentary that follows will be accompanied by guided meditations that will deepen our experience of what we have learned. Everyone, whether new to Buddhism or an experienced practitioner, is welcome. Beginners will gain practical methods to solve life’s problems, while students of many years will be further inspired on their spiritual path.

Southern Dharma Celebration


Friday, Septembver 7

5:30-7:15 pm | Check-in
7:30-9:00 pm | Introductory Talk with Kadam Morten

Saturday, September 8

9:00-10:00 am | Meditation with Gen Mondrub
11:00 am-1:00 pm | Empowerment of Buddha Shakyamuni
1:00-2:30 pm | Lunch On Your Own
3:00-4:30 pm | Teaching with Kadam Morten
5:00-7:00 pm | Dinner On Your Own
7:00-9:00 pm | Party

Sunday, September 9

9:00-10:00 am | Meditation with Gen Mondrub
11:00 am-12:30 pm | Teaching with Kadam Morten
12:30-2:00 pm | Lunch on Your Own
3:00 pm | Free Public Talk