Overcoming Obstacles to Our Spiritual Practice
About this event:
An empowerment is a guided tantric meditation that harnesses wisdom, imagination, and the power of enlightened beings to take us to pure worlds and pure experiences. It also awakens our potential for powerful spiritual experiences and realizations.
Who is the Empowerment for?
The Empowerment is suitable for everyone, including beginners! You don’t need to be a Buddhist to attend or benefit. It is especially suitable for those who have been attending the Centre regularly and wish to go a little deeper and to discover more about the tantric aspects of Buddhism, where we use the power of our imagination and deeper levels of mind to accomplish powerful inner transformation.
What will happen at the Empowerment?
An empowerment, takes the form of a series of guided meditations which bestow upon us special blessings that heal our mind and awaken our potential to become pure enlightened beings. The teacher guiding the empowerment will have engaged in a week of silent retreat to prepare for guiding the meditations. Empowerments are also special opportunities to meet with other spiritual practitioners.
Teachings on Heart Jewel Practice:
Heart Jewel is a special practice for developing compassion, wisdom, and spiritual strength by relying on the Wisdom Buddha Je Tsongkhapa, and for overcoming obstacles and difficulties on the spiritual path by relying on his Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden.
By relying on Heart Jewel as their daily prayers, practitioners are able to progress joyfully and comfortably in their spiritual life. It is a very essential practice for gaining spiritual realizations.
This course will give us what we need to enable us to adopt Heart Jewel as our daily practice. We will receive the blessing empowerment of Je Tsongkhapa followed by teachings on Heart Jewel Prayers and how to combine these with a daily meditation.
Kelsang Khacho is the Resident Teacher of Akshobya Kadampa Buddhist Centre. She is a modern Buddhist nun who has been a devoted student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for many years. She is known for her loving and compassionate nature, as well as her practical presentation of Buddha’s teachings. She is an inspiring example of modern Buddhism in practice and is dedicated to helping everybody discover Buddha’s wisdom and find real, lasting happiness.
January 13 – 14, 2023:
7:00 – 9:00pm ~ Empowerment
9:30 am – 11:00 am ~ Teaching
11:00 – 11:30am ~ break
11:30 am – 12:45 pm ~ Heart Jewel with guided meditation
Registration and Cost:
Friday & Saturday – $65 (members $50)