What is an empowerment?

An empowerment is a beautiful guided meditation where we receive powerful blessings and make a special connection with an enlightened mind. During this special ceremony, Gen Khyenwang will grant the blessing empowerment of Guru Vajrasattva.

Everyone is welcome to this very special event.

During this special ceremony, Gen Khyenwang will grant the blessing empowerment of Guru Vajrasattva. We will then receive commentary on how to engage in a simple, profound purification practice, through which we can swiftly purify our mind and profoundly improve our lives, enabling us to actualize our potential for lasting freedom and happiness.

Why do we need a pure mind?

When our mind is pure, our experiences are pure and we are happy. When our mind is impure, we experience our world in a negative way and then naturally create more problems both for ourself and others. Buddha explained that our experience of happiness and joy are the result of our pure actions or good karma. Suffering and difficulty are the result of impure actions or bad karma. Out of his compassion for all living beings who wish to be happy all the time, Buddha revealed the profound practice for purifying negative karma through the practice of Buddha Vajrasattva.

With Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Khyenwang

Gen Khyenwang is an inspiring example of a contemporary Buddhist practitioner and is known for her warmth and sincerity, putting time-tested teachings into practice in daily life. She has been practicing and teaching Buddhist meditation for many years under the guidance of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition. The teachings she shares are clear, heartfelt and extremely practical for modern life.


Saturday, March 12 | 10:00 am-4:30 pm

The cost of the Empowerment is $50. This covers the Empowerment and the first day of guided retreat.


9:30-10:00 am | In-Person Only: Arrival and Check-in
10am – 12pm | Empowerment
Lunch Break
1:45-3:00 pm | Commentary: Making Our Mind Pure
3:15-4:00 pm | Vajrasattva Practice With Guided Meditations


A special Vajrasattva Purification Retreat will follow the Empowerment, starting Saturday, March 19 through Monday, March 21. Gen Khyenwang will guide the first day of the retreat and the remaining two days will be self-guided.

Note: The cost of the first day of the retreat is included in the fee for the Empowerment. The remaining two days of the retreat are by donation only.

Hybrid Offering

You can choose to attend The Blessing Empowerment of Buddha Vajrasattva either in-person at the center or live-streamed from the comfort of your home.

If attending in person, review the COVID protocols here.