Abiding in Wisdom:
Blessing Empowerment of Je Tsongkhapa
Saturday, November 9 | 10 am – 4:30 pm
at Odiyana Kadampa Buddhist Center
With Resident Teacher Gen Khyenwang
In How to Understand the Mind, the author, Geshe Kelsang says: “There is no better way to use our precious human life than to strive to overcome our ignorance, and the way to do this is to develop wisdom.” With wisdom and compassion, we can make our life meaningful and help others to do the same.
Everyone is welcome to this very special event. On this day, Gen Khyenwang will give the blessing empowerment of Je Tsongkhapa, a special transmission of inspiration and insight from this enlightened spiritual guide. By awakening own wisdom and compassion, we can learn how to develop peaceful, positive states of mind all the time.
Who is JeTsongkhapa?
Je Tsongkhapa appeared in Tibet 600 years ago and spent his whole life sharing Buddha’s wisdom, helping so many people find freedom from suffering. He was a living embodiment of compassion and wisdom, a meditation master and a great scholar who was renowned throughout the “Land of the Snows” for the clarity, profundity and precision of his teachings. Although he appeared as a humble monk, he was understood to be an emanation of the Wisdom Buddha Manjushri – a fully enlightened being living amongst us – guiding many to the liberating path.
What is an empowerment?
An empowerment is a blissful and inspiring guided meditation through which we connect directly to Buddha’s enlightenment and awaken our own potential – or Buddha nature – so as to actualize it ourselves.
During this empowerment we will make a heart connection with Je Tsongkhapa, and learn a beautiful meditation practice called Heart Jewel. Through this practice we can develop the three qualities of wisdom, compassion and spiritual power. This is the best gift we can receive, and the best gift we can give to our world. Only wisdom and compassion have the power to heal this world.
Saturday Empowerment Day:
9:30 – 10:00 am | Registration
10:00 – 12:00 | Empowerment
12:00 – 1:30 pm | Lunch Break
1:30 – 3 pm | Commentary to the Practice
3 – 3:30 pm | Tea Break
3:30 – 4:30 pm | Heart Jewel Prayers
Sunday guided retreat sessions:
9 – 10am | Session 1
11am – 12 pm | Session 2
Gain experience in the practice of Heart Jewel, the daily practice of the New Kadampa Tradition. By connecting with our Buddha nature and tuning into the power of Buddha’s blessings, we can transform our mind into wisdom and compassion, and make our life truly meaningful. Everyone is welcome to these retreat sessions.
$60 for Saturday only | $30 for Full members | Free for Benefactors
$70 for entire weekend | $35 for Full members | Free for Benefactors
Sunday retreat sessions only: $10 per session | Free for Supporting members