Sunday 11 November 10.00am – 4.30pm
Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre, 19a Upper Crichton Terrace, Cashmere, Christchurch. (Please do not park on Upper Crichton Terrace as it’s a Private Lane).
About the Empowerment
On this special day course Kelsang Luma will grant the blessing empowerment of the Je Tsongkhapa. Je Tsongkhapa is a manifestation of the wisdom of all the Buddhas. By receiving Je Tsongkhapa’s blessings we can awaken our own inner wisdom. Developing our own wisdom is one of the most beneficial things we can do for ourselves and others. The empowerment itself takes the form of a blissful guided meditation through which we receive a Buddha’s inspiring blessings. The Blessings of enlightened beings empower us to develop all our good qualities to unimaginable levels and to overcome obstacles within. Following the empowerment, Kelsang Luma will explain how we can rely upon wisdom in our daily life.
These empowerments only happen once a year in Christchurch so don’t miss out on this blissful day of connecting to the Wisdom Buddha Je Tsongkhapa.
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.
Are there any commitments I should know about?
Everything will be clearly explained during the empowerment, and there is no requirement to take any commitments. It is possible to take the empowerment simply with a good motivation to benefit ourself and be of benefit to others.
Cost: $60 – includes lunch and afternoon tea.
Booking is essential, so please book online now, or contact the Centre to book your place
9.50 – 10.00am: Registration
10.00 – 12.30pm: Empowerment
12.30 – 2.00pm: Lunch break
2.00 – 3.00pm: Teaching
3.00 – 3.30pm Afternoon tea
3.30 – 4.30pm: Teaching
What to expect at a class
This is a special Buddhist ceremony, but you do not need to be a Buddhist to attend.
There is no physical exercise involved and you can choose to sit either in a chair or on a cushion.