South West Dharma Celebration 2021

What is the South West Dharma Celebration? 

It is an annual event of spiritual practitioners in the South West of England, it’s aim is to bring like-minded people together to enjoy the teachings of Buddha. In this special event we will receive the blessing empowerment of Prajnaparamita  from  the  National  Spiritual  Director  of  the  UK, Kadam Bridget Heyes, along with guided meditations and a commentary to the practice of the Heart Sutra, a method for overcoming hindrances.

Who is Prajnaparamita?

Prajnaparamita is the female Buddha of the Perfection of Wisdom. The empowerment ceremony is a profound guided meditation and teaching in which we develop a special connection with her to receive her powerful wisdom blessings. These function to heal our mind and to help ripen our pure Buddha potential, opening our wisdom eyes.

How can this Dharma Celebration help me?

With wisdom, our mind is always peaceful, balanced,  comfortable and free from disturbing thoughts. Wisdom means virtuous intelligence, it brings clarity and insight to help you to act thoughtfully and skillfully to make positive decisions in your life.

About The Teacher

Kadam Bridget Heyes is the UK NKT Spiritual Director and the principal teacher at Nagarjuna Kadampa Meditation Centre in Northamptonshire. She is a senior disciple of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso 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 this is easy to practice and integrate into daily life. 



7-9pm Introduction and Opening Ceremony


9.30am – 10.15am Meditation

11am – 1pm Prajnaparamita Empowerment with Kadam Bridget Heyes *

4 – 5.30pm Teaching with Kadam Bridget Heyes

7-8:30pm Wishfulfilling Jewel with Tsog


9.30am – 10.15am Meditation

11am – 12.30pm Teaching with Kadam Bridget Heyes

Please note:

* the empowerment on Saturday will be live-streamed only and not available to watch on catch-up

Southern Dharma Celebration is an annual special event and is not included in the membership.